Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal

Celebrating life, beating breast cancer

The Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal, organised by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust – the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals, began in 2004 and has so far raised over £500,000 to support breast cancer research and treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

A large proportion of the funds helped establish the £2 million Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit in 2008 and fundraising continues to maintain the vital research needed to improve treatments, test new approaches and ultimately prolong lives.

The money raised has also made a vital difference day-to-day by enabling the Cambridge Breast Unit to purchase a specimen x-ray machine to enable surgeons to analyse tissue samples in theatre, removing the need for additional operations and meaning one more woman can be operated on a day.

Donations from the Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal undoubtedly help in our quest to save lives. They are a lifeline enabling us to deliver world-class research, patient care and facilities that translate into better treatment and hopefully higher breast cancer survival rates.

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