Posted by natalieb21 on Sep. 23, 2009

Women from around the UK marched through the streets of London today in a pink march to encourage people to join the fight for women’s survival. The Cancer Research UK march was led by serving Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander, Rachel Scandling, who is shortly due to go on active service in Afghanistan . Rachel elected to have a double mastectomy after tests confirmed she carried a gene greatly increasing her chances of cancer. Eldest Nolan sister Anne and ‘Green Goddess’ Diana Moran, both breast cancer survivors, also took part in the March. The capital was chosen in light of NHS research* which shows that Central and East London has the lowest uptake of screening in the country, with almost half (47 per cent) of women there not attending screenings when invited. The 46 participants, all of whom have been affected by the disease, represented the 46,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK . Organised by Cancer Research , the symbolic march was asking people to join the fight in one

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