A team of 14 LMB volunteers have raised over £350 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) Breast Cancer Appeal. The team baked a delicious and tempting variety of cakes and cookies, which were sold to LMB staff and students on their way to the LMB restaurant for their morning break.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK: one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes. Since it began in 2004, funds raised by the ACT Breast Cancer Appeal have been used to provide new specialist technologies to aid and expedite diagnosis and treatment in the Cambridge Breast Unit, improve the patient environment, provide cutting-edge research facilities in the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, and enable the launch of the personalised breast cancer research programme to make breast cancer treatment more targeted and effective.
Ashley Kamimae-Lanning, who organised the fundraiser, said: “Half of us are projected to get cancer at some point in our lives, meaning that whether this disease will affect us or someone we know is more of a question of when, rather than if. Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the UK and Addenbrooke’s is doing extraordinary work to help patients in Cambridgeshire. We wanted to do our part to support their efforts.”