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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 2021 with you!

Cambridge Pink Week Events NEW!

Main Pink Week

1st February

Art Exhibition

Monday 1st February, 7-8pm

Missing galleries in lockdown? Pink Week has the solution for you! Visit our online exhibition, filled with a variety of art created by talented artists and students. Our exhibition has two main themes: ‘What does breast cancer mean to you?’ and ‘What is your Pink Profile?’. To get involved send your art submission to pinkweekart@gmail.com today!

Latin and Ballroom Taster Session

Monday 1st February, 7-8pm

An online taster session for beginners. Experience Latin and Ballroom dancing from home (cha cha and waltz). 

Dancing to be done in your own rooms. Make sure adequate space is available whilst participating. 

Ticket Price: £3.50

Panel - ‘Experiences of breast cancer: BME and male voices’

Monday 1st February, 7:00-8:30 pm

This exciting panel will be held in collaboration with The Cambridge Union and open up important conversations about a range of different experiences with breast cancer.

 

Dave Talbot was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. As a volunteer at the charitable organisation Walk the Walk, he completed the MoonWalk London, a challenge put in place by the organisation to collect funds for breast cancer research, while he was still going through treatment. Now Dave’s goal is to share his experience and spread awareness on male breast cancer, which affects 350 men in the UK every year.

 

An award-winning entrepreneur, Leanne Pero was chosen to carry the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Olympics. But in 2016, aged 30, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, not long after her own mother had come through treatment and surgery for her second breast cancer diagnosis. Hoping to spotlight specific challenges facing BME women with breast cancer, she decided to create a support group for black women suffering breast cancer: Black Woman Rising. She has also founded the Leanne Pero foundation, whose mission is to support, educate, and raise awareness on breast cancer in the BME community – a recent initiative has been the UK’s first all-black female cancer exhibition: “Black Women Rising – The Untold Cancer Stories”. 

 

Zahida Ramzan-Asghar was diagnosed with cancer almost 9 years ago and has since been working to break down taboos surrounding breast cancer within BME communities where late diagnosis is more common.

CATTs workshop

Tuesday 2nd February, 5:30 pm

Join us as we partner with CATTS Cambridge to teach you the ins and outs of checking yourself, helping you to get to know your normal in a fun, reassuring, informative live session. We will be covering both breasts and testicles so this talk is for everyone! Remember, most of the time it’s nothing, but sometimes it’s cancer. Knowing how to spot the early signs and symptoms could save someone’s life.

CUTAZZ - Heels Class

Wednesday 3rd February, 6pm

 

Online Taster session in association with CUTAZZ

  • ·       All are welcome to join from beginners to veterans
  • ·       Wear heels if you have some (trainers are fine too)!
  • ·       Great way to blow off some steam, either learning a new dance or honing those steps: Learn the Heels
  • ·       Very easy to follow along wherever you are, so long as you have a stable internet connection

Heels dance: a style of dance often featured in music videos. It’s a fun sassy style similar to commercial but in heels (though trainers are fine for this session too!), meant to empower women and help them feel comfortable in their bodies.

Ticket price: £3.50

Talk - ‘Breast cancer: a young person’s perspective’ - Boobettes (Coppafeel)

Wednesday 3rd, February, 6-7pm 

 

The Boobettes are a group of young women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35, or who have supported a loved one who suffered from the disease. They are volunteers at the charitable organisation CoppaFeel, and use their story to raise awareness, share experiences, educate about breast cancer, and encourage people to check themselves. The session will cover the Boobette’s personal story, breast cancer facts & myths, signs & symptoms, the work of CoppaFeel, and guidance on self-checking.

HIIT Class

Thursday 4th February, 5pm

 

Run by Mary Twitchett, a marathon runner and University Boat Race rower who received a grade three Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2018 that resulted in her undergoing an operation and chemotherapy treatment. The diagnosis of cancer was terrifying therefore survival was the necessity. She used the skills of an athlete to keep active and positive taking baby steps to get her through the tough journey.

 

  • She was determined not to let her experience of cancer prevent her from continuing her active lifestyle or let that be the case for anyone else and helped set up the ‘5kyourway’ with the help of the Move charity to ensure that people going through a cancer journey could get support and move together. This has been running for two years and encourages anyone who has experienced cancer of any form to take part in the 5k once a month on a Saturday morning, running, jogging or walking.

 

www.movecharity.org

 

You may have met Mary at the Boat house where she helps train the Emmanuel College Boat club or even attended her class either last year or the year before. 

 

Mary will also be speaking before/after the class to tell you a little bit more about her story.

Yoga - Tranquility on the mat

Friday 5th February, 8pm

 

Run by Mary Twitchett, a marathon runner and University Boat Race rower who received a grade three Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2018 that resulted in her undergoing an operation and chemotherapy treatment. The diagnosis of cancer was terrifying therefore survival was the necessity. She used the skills of an athlete to keep active and positive taking baby steps to get her through the tough journey.

 

She was determined not to let her experience of cancer prevent her from continuing her active lifestyle or let that be the case for anyone else and helped set up the ‘5kyourway’ with the help of the Move charity to ensure that people going through a cancer journey could get support and move together. This has been running for two years and encourages anyone who has experienced cancer of any form to take part in the 5k once a month on a Saturday morning, running, jogging or walking.

www.movecharity.org

 

You may have met Mary at the Boat house where she helps train the Emmanuel College Boat club or even attended her class either last year or the year before. 

 

Mary will also be speaking before/after the class to tell you a little bit more about her story.

Scientific talk - “Breast Cancer Research: From laboratory bench to patient bedside”

Saturday 6th February, 4:00-5:30pm

 

This exciting panel talk will discuss ‘From bench to bedside’, covering

 

early detection and the future of personalised medicine in breast cancer

treatment. We will be hearing from Professor Chagpar and Professor Caldas,

leading experts in this field. Professor Anees Chagpar, is a full Professor in

her residency and fellowship, she joined the University of Louisville as

Assistant Professor of Surgery, rising rapidly through the ranks to Associate

Professor with tenure and Academic Advisory Dean. Professor Carlos Caldas is a

Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and Senior Group

Leader of the Breast Cancer Functional Genomics Laboratory at the Cancer

Research UK Cambridge Institute.

 

4:00-4:30 Professor Chagpar

4:30-5:00 Professor Caldas

5:00-5:30 Panel discussion & Q&A

Bollywood Dance Class

Saturday 6th February, 3pm

 

Virtual Bollywood Dance Class in collaboration with CU India Society

 

·       Absolute beginners are welcome – no experience required at all!

 

·       A great way to let off some steam, listen to some great Bollywood bangers, and have a fun workout!

 

·       Easy to follow along over zoom, whether from college or from home

 

·       Wear comfortable clothing and clear a bit of space

 

·       £3.5 a ticket! Bring your parents/friends/siblings to join in!

 

·       3pm start, duration approx 1.5 hours

Online Escape Room

Sunday 7th, 6pm

Virtual Escape Room Event

 

·       The rooms are text based and use pictures and videos as clues to help you solve the puzzles. It’s not a boring, linear, read and click game though – the puzzles are tough and you have to navigate back and forth through the rooms to find the right clues to solve the puzzles and get you to the next section.

 

·       Play on your own or in teams of 2-4 on one computer

 

·       Can play with your college household or with your family if you’re at home!

 

·       One ticket per team

 

·       Depending on your team’s skill level and knack for solving puzzles, each escape room should provide 1-2 hours worth of fun! 

 

·       Tips: have pen and paper handy, write everything down and screenshot useful information.

 

·       Only use the hints and tips page when you are really struggling – it takes the fun away otherwise!

 

·       Ticket: £7 per team

 

·       Feel free to send us a screenshot of the final page once you have finished (with the time included) to see whether or not you completed it the quickest!

 

 

 

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Our charities

Our team

Co-President: Evie Vennix

Co-President: Anna Gray

Treasurer: Emma Macrae

Business Liaison Officer: Jeevith Gnanakumaran

College Reps Coordinator: Sophie Baldwin

Head of Events: Connie Chamberlain

Events: Cath Golby

Events: Harry Hewett

Events: Hethvi Gada

Events: Amy Dimaline

Head of Sponsorship: Sabrina Singh

Head of Sponsorship: Charlie Scholes

Sponsorship: Anna-Maria Papameletiou

Head of Publicity: Zak Coleman

Head of Education: Chia Yi Ong

Publicity: Margherita Volpato

Publicity: Nathalie Heesom

Web Design: Simonas Mulevicius

Education: Eliane Bedu

Education: Emma Jackson