The iconic University building was lit up yesterday evening in shades of blue and pink to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research and to promote World Cancer Day.
World Cancer Day (WCD) is an international initiative which takes place every year on 4 February, and inspires individuals and communities to unite against cancer.
The WCD campaign is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), of which Cancer Research UK is a board member. The day is marked by a number of organisations across the UK and internationally, all uniting to promote the global cancer agenda.
Cancer Research UK funds research in over 35 countries and we have over 100 partners across the world. We played a role in developing 8 of the world’s top 10 cancer drugs.
Cancer Research UK’s world-class research network provides the foundations for scientists to carry out research, ranging from fundamental laboratory studies to large-scale clinical trials. Through collaboration across the different research sites, we are bringing benefits to patients faster.
The lighting up of the former Addenbrooke’s Hospital building was an initiative of Sheila Kissane-Marshall, a breast cancer survivor and founder of Boutros Bear, a digital cancer therapeutics venture who is also a coach on the Accelerate Cambridge programme of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge.
“My role as a coach was my first role post-breast cancer treatment, and I felt welcomed by all the team,” says Sheila. “Their support and my role helped me to rebuild my confidence and enabled me to create and successfully fundraise for my own cancer therapeutics venture, Boutros Bear.
"It’s fantastic that Cambridge Judge Business School was lit up for World Cancer Day in support of Cancer Research UK, and its collaboration with cancer entrepreneurial ventures."
Cancer Research UK has recently announced a £10,000 sponsorship to support Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre education programmes as part of their UK’s Entrepreneurial Programmes Initiative designed to promote an entrepreneurial culture amongst cancer researchers in the UK.
Photography by David Amann
Illuminations by Absolute Audio Visual Solutions