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Welcome to Cambridge Pink Week!

Pink Week is a week of events aimed at raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer charities. Inspired by the activism of the late Dina Rabinovitch, Pink Week ran for the first time in Haberdashers’ Aske’s school in 2011. Since then, Pink Week has gone from strength to strength, launching at Clare College, Cambridge in 2014. This year, Pink Week will be Cambridge wide, with over fifty representatives spread out across the Cambridge Colleges.


Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Around 50,000 women and around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year yet more people are surviving ever before. Through spreading awareness of this disease and encouraging early detection, organisations such as Pink Week bring us that much closer to ending breast cancer forever.


We thank you for joining us in our mission and look forward to celebrating Cambridge Pink Week 2020 with you!

What's On?

1st

Needs no introduction! Take a look here for more information.

2nd

Come along and dance the night away in a lively Salsa class with instructor — at Newnham. No previous dancing experience required, just some of that Hot Pink energy and good shoes.

3rd

Start your Pink week the right way with a monday morning HIIT session led by Mary Twitchett, a fun, aerobic workout class designed to challenge you! After the class there will be free snack bars and why not stay for breakfast in the lovely Jesus Café? 

Join us for a discussion on ‘Controversies in Cancer’ with our experienced and engaging panel:

Caroline Hoffman from the Haven clinical team

Charlie Morris from the student fundraising team at Breast Cancer Now

Ellie Harding, Vice President of CATS (Cancer and Awareness in Teenagers and Young Adults Society)

Emma Campbell, a writer, freelance journalist, speaker and creator of the blog ‘Meandmyfour’

4th

Unwind and relax with a Pink Week Yoga class. This restorative practice will take place in the beauty of Robinson Chapel and will be led by the wonderful Rafaella Keavney, so come along and step onto the mat, away from any term stress. (A free Deliciously Ella treat is included with your ticket!) 

5th

…It’s back! Come along to Hot Numbers for a potluck evening of delicious vegan food. There will be two courses and goodie bags to take away with you. We’ll be serving up Franco Manca, Tortilla, Tom’s cakes and much more, so we hope you’re hungry.  

 

6th

Come and join us at our Pink Week Plant Sale, where you can get yourself some new plant friends for your room, AND help us raise money for our pink week charities!

Have you ever wondered how your genes impact your reaction to medication? Are you interested in cutting-edge research in the field of breast cancer? We are honoured to host Dr. Abraham from the Breast Cancer Unit at CRUK for a talk in her specialist field, pharmacogenetics or “Precision Breast Cancer Medicine: An achievable aim or an overhyped pipedream?”

7th

Join us at the Heong Gallery in Downing for an evening of Life drawing in collaboration with NIPS. Celebrate the female form with pencil and paper while you sip on a glass of Rosé. Your ticket includes an entry into our student art raffle so you’ll be in with a chance of winning one of the donated pieces. 

8th

Every Saturday, thousands of people up and down the country take part in Park Run, an organised 5k where everyone is welcome, whether you’re a star athlete or an enthusiastic amateur. Whether you are a keen runner or just fancy challenging yourself, come along for a special Pink Park Run on Saturday 8th February!

Do you have questions about Breast Cancer that you’ve been too afraid to ask? Ever heard any crazy sounding myths that made you anxious? Come along to our Myth Debunking Q&A session with Breast Cancer Patient and former Breast Surgeon Liz O’Riordan and find out the answers to your queries from an expert.

Miss this hit in the cinema? Catch the hugely popular, star-studded remake of the classic on the big screen at St. Johns Picturehouse. Come along with friends and treat yourselves to a movie night at the end of Pink Week. 

9th

Celebrate the end of an incredible Pink Week at our Finale! Dress up and join us for an evening of cocktails, music, dancing, mingling and nibbles in the wonderful Novi. A free Pink Drink is included with your ticket!

Who We Support

Committee

President: Aish Machani

Vice-President: Sophie Ball

Vice-President: Bea Carpenter

Treasurer: Annalise Whitehead

College Reps Coordinator: Lottie Williams

Events: Sophia Bor

Events: Hattie Clark

Events: Lucie Richardson

Events: Izzy Stuart

Events: Moe Takenoshita

Sponsorship: Emma Li

Sponsorship: Alice Mee

Sponsorship: Amber Turner

Publicity: Ellie Mullett

Publicity: Mia Sarafian

Publicity: Ellen Watson

Education: Isabel Pötzsch

Web Design: Ollie Barnard

Graphic Design: Bryan Hwang