NHS Tayside staff supported ‘Wear It Pink’ Day on Friday, 18 October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Every year, Wear It Pink Day brings together thousands of people on one day to wear pink, raise awareness and help raise money for life-saving breast cancer research.
Staff from Public Health hosted an information session for staff, patients and visitors in Murray Royal Hospital. The importance of regular self-examination, knowing the look and feel of your breasts and regularly attending breast screening appointments when invited were highlighted throughout the day.
Domestic services staff could be seen around Ninewells wearing pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness. The fundraiser, organised by domestic team lead Kerry Fraser, raised over £140. The money will be donated to Breast Cancer Now which funds a third of breast cancer research in the UK and a range of face-to-face services to anyone affected by breast cancer.
At Perth Royal Infirmary, ward staff and the health and social care discharge team also marked the day by wearing pink, baking sweet treats and raising money for breast cancer research.