Pink Rose Appeal
No-one knows more about living life to the full than the thousands of women and men who demonstrate life-affirming spirit in their daily battle against breast cancer, like Cathie Sales (pictured).
The Pink Rose Appeal celebrates these remarkable people while raising much-needed funds for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's Hospital – invaluable work that is offering real hope and saving lives.
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer among women in England; but it's not just women who develop the disease – 5% of cases in the UK are men. Unfortunately, you probably know of at least one friend or loved one affected by it.
How the Addenbrooke's Pink Rose Appeal makes a difference
Since the Pink Rose Appeal began in 2004, over £450,000 has been raised 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. The device enables surgeons at the hospital to analyse tissue samples removed from patients during an operation. This lowers patient risk and helps smooth operating schedules, meaning more women can be operated on and more lives can be saved. So far more than seventy patients have benefited from the acquisition of the machine.
Help us continue this vital work
Supporting the Pink Rose Appeal couldn't be easier. You could host a party, buy our exclusive jewellery or request a Boob Tube collection box!
"Join me in supporting the Pink Rose Appeal 2013 for breast cancer research and treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital. You can get together with friends and family and help to raise vital funds to make a real difference to both men and women suffering from this terrible disease."
Twiggy, actress and model
Pink Rose parties
There are so many good reasons to host a Pink Rose party, whether it be a dinner party, leisurely lunch, summer picnic or anything else you can think of! Your party could be to celebrate the life and memory of a loved one; to rally round a cherished friend or relative battling the disease; or simply because you want to give women now and in the future a better chance for survival. Just invite your guests and ask them to make a donation to this wonderful cause in return for your hospitality.
Whatever or whoever has inspired your Pink Rose party, here's what to do next:
- If you've decided to host an event, drop us a line. We'll send you a fundraising pack with invitations, donation envelopes, balloons and Pink Rose pin badges to kick-start your party.
Mayer Pink Rose Jewellery
Julieta Mayer has designed special limited edition jewellery for the Pink Rose Appeal. You can wear your support with pride with these wonderful pieces made from fresh water pearl and rose quartz – known for its healing properties. 27% of the proceeds will support the Pink Rose Appeal. What a fabulous gift for a friend or family member. Or why not treat yourself?!
Necklace: £35, Bracelet: £24, Earrings: £12. Full set: £65
Download your order form here and send it to: ACT, Box 126, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Do you have any spare change lying around that weighs down your purse or pocket? Why not order a Boob Tube collection box and fill it up with spare £1 coins? It's as simple as that!
Just call us on 01223 349805 or email email@example.com
Pink Rose rose
Award-winning specialist rose breeder, Harkness Roses, is creating a wonderful bespoke rose for the Pink Rose Appeal. The Pink Rose rose would be the perfect addition to any summer garden and will be available to buy in 2014.
Rose pictured is for illustration purposes only.
The appeal is based on the successful Pink Rose Dinner appeal, an idea by Louise Sunderland, which ran for five years (2004-2008) and raised over £300,000 for the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit.