Mary joins Dewsbury Road Asda in breast cancer fundraising campaign
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh joined staff at ASDA’s Dewsbury Road supermarket on 30 September to help raise much-needed funds for the Tickled Pink campaign.
Entering its 15th year, Asda's Tickled Pink campaign benefits two breast cancer charities - Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign and since it started, stores across the country have raised over £25 million. This year has seen over £2m raised to help reduce the 45,500 women and 300 men who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK.
Mary went along to help Asda staff promote the Tickled Pink campaign to customers and was shown the special pink products by the store’s Community Colleague Danielle Hague.
Mary said “I was delighted to meet Danielle who is leading the fundraising for such a worthwhile campaign. I want to thank all Asda staff for working so hard to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities.
"It is a shocking fact that 1 woman in 9 will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. Thanks to record investment in the NHS women are being diagnosed earlier than ever before, but there is still much more to do. Early detection saves lives so it is vital that women check their breasts regularly."