Glasgow hospital lights up pink to raise awareness of breast cancer

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital shone bright on Thursday night ahead of Wear it Pink Day on Friday.

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Glasgow: The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital lit up for Wear it Pink Day.

Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital lit up pink to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

The building shone bright on Thursday night ahead of Wear it Pink Day on Friday.

Taking place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of fundraisers wear pink within their communities, schools or workplaces for Breast Cancer Now.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the day, and to date the charity has raised more than £36m.

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Bosses at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hope the gesture at the QEUH will help raise funds to contribute to the research and treatment of breast cancer.

Frances McLinden, director for the south sector at the health board, said: “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Scotland, accounting for more than 28% of all cancers diagnosed, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer.

“The teams across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde work tirelessly to care and treat patients with cancer every day.

“While high success is already evident in treating cancer with death rates falling since the early 1990s, there remains an ongoing challenge in finding new cures and treatments.

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“We hope that the small gesture of lighting up the QEUH makes people stop for a minute and think about all the patients and staff caring for patients and shines a light with those across the globe recognising Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”