College goes pink

Ryan Laws
Ryan Laws

College of West Anglia students from the Isle campus joined thousands of people across the UK to support Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Wear it Pink’ Campaign recently.  The campaign calls on supporters across the country to wear pink for one day to raise vital funds towards Breast Cancer research.

The Hair and Beauty department threw caution to the wind and not only wore pink but offered pink hair extensions, pink hair spray styles, pink manicures and pink face painting to fellow students and staff to show their support for the campaign and raise money around campus as well as contributing themselves.

The ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign is part of a focus on what Breast Cancer Care call ‘Pink Science’ - a pioneering approach to breast cancer research that funds projects with the greatest potential to save and impact lives, and ultimately find a cure to Breast Cancer, the most common form of Cancer in the UK today. With 1 in 8 women at risk of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, it is the most common form of Cancer in the UK today.

The event helped raised over £370.00 for the campaign as well as helping to promote awareness of breast cancer. Emma Johnson lecturer said; “As we are a female dominated area this is a real opportunity to draw attention to all students the importance of early detection and diagnosis through the information leaflets on personal checking”.