Addenbrooke’s Hospital launches Breast Cancer Appeal
The appeal, organised by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), asks people to get together with family, friends, work colleagues or fellow students on Friday, October 23 for a fundraising afternoon tea party. This year the theme is ‘boobie cake bakes’ and people are encouraged to bake boobie-shaped cakes of all varieties.
Proceeds from the Appeal will be used to support the charity’s Bracode Campaign, a world-leading five-year research study taking place at Addenbrooke’s, which could make personalised breast cancer diagnosis and treatment a reality.
Michelle Gray, ACT’s Head of Community Fundraising explains:
“Researchers at Addenbrooke’s are amongst those who have recently revealed there are 10 different breast tumour types, which are related to patients’ DNA profiles.
“Changes in the DNA can be regarded a little bit like barcodes.
“It will cost £5,000 for the DNA sequencing, assessing and monitoring of each patient in the study.
“Through the Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal we hope to raise £50,000 to enable 10 patients treated at the Cambridge Breast Unit to take part and help change the future of breast cancer.”
Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal tea party hosts will receive a party pack including balloons, banners and pin badges.
If they register before Friday, September 4 they will be entered into a prize draw for an afternoon tea for two at Hotel Du Vin, Cambridge.
Other events being organised by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust for the Appeal include a three-hour Zum-bra-thon at Netherhall Sports Hall on Saturday, October 17 and a masterclass in making French macarons at the Cambridge Cookery School on Friday, October 23.
To order your Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal party pack or for details on any other events go to www.act4addenbrookes.org.uk/ABCappeal, call 01223 217757 or email@example.com.