Cambridge prepares to be painted pink

August 19, 2010 by  

Printing companies in Cambridge will be on hand to help produce leaflets containing vital information about breast cancer awareness. The city gears up to be painted pink in September as part of Cancer Research’s ‘Paint Cambridge Pink’ event on the 17 – 19th September which will launch the charity’s ‘Join the fight for women’s survival’ campaign.  Cancer Research UK has a free fundraising pack and is encouraging all to get involved in Cambridge and back this vital campaign to raise awareness and also funds for the charity. Local businesses and people in the area will be handed leaflets containing information about the disease and the work of Cancer Research UK in battling this cancer. The fundraising pack will give ideas on how supporters can get involved and raise money including a Pink Day which is due to be held on September 17th and staff in all kinds of work places can pay a pound to wear pink at work that day. Other ideas include raffles and quizzes as well as a host of events.

Cancer Research UK is looking for volunteers to help facilitate their planned events around the city that weekend. There will be a wealth of events in the city taking place in the streets, on a Pink Bus, donated by Stagecoach and in locations such as Lion Yard and The Grafton Centre. Nationally, a host of celebrities have backed the ‘Join the fight for women’s survival’ campaign including TV actresses Fay Ripley and Honor Blackman and film stars, Minnie Driver and Nicole Kidman.