The Millennium Stadium has joined a host of iconic landmarks across the UK and turned pink in the lead up to Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship ‘wear it pink’ event which funds vital research.

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Ahead of the national fundraising day tomorrow (Friday 25 October), the home of Welsh sport beamed pink light over Cardiff to remind the nation to support research into breast cancer.

wear it pink spanned cities all over the UK and included landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Waterloo Bridge, Windsor Castle, Belfast Castle, the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle, the SSE Hydro and St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow.

The Millennium Stadium is committed to supporting charity and community causes as part of its Community Events programme which offers the venue free of hire charge for a minimum of 15 worthwhile events each year.

Stadium Manager Mark Williams said: “‘wear it pink’ is a vitally important campaign, raising significant funds for breast cancer research and it is with pleasure that the Millennium Stadium joined major landmarks all over the UK to turn pink in support of the cause.

“Every year we invite community and charity groups in Wales to contact us with their ideas of how the Millennium Stadium can support them. The wear it pink campaign is a great example of how we can share our national stadium facilities with organisations to help raise awareness for important projects.”

Further information regarding Community Events can be found at the Millennium Stadium website:

The wear it pink campaign is organised by leading research charity Breast Cancer Campaign. It raises over £2 million every year in October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by asking everyone to wear something pink and donate £2. The money raised helps fund life-saving research into breast cancer at institutions across the UK.

Breast Cancer Campaign is currently funding five research projects worth more than £1.2 million at Cardiff University. One of these is led by Dr Matthew Smalley, whose research aims to find new treatments for patients with more aggressive types of breast cancer, which are currently difficult to treat. If successful it could increase the chances of survival for people with these forms of the disease.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “We’re thrilled that some of the nation’s most well-known landmarks are joining us in highlighting the importance of breast cancer research. We hope this will raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage people to take action themselves by taking part in wear it pink.

“Breast cancer is still the most common cancer in the UK and thousands of lives are lost each year. We hope that people join in and support research to help us overcome breast cancer by 2050.”

It’s not too late to join the hundreds of thousands of supporters who are raising money for wear it pink – simply text PINK to 70907 and donate £2 to help Breast Cancer Campaign fund life-saving research. For more information,  visit