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30th Birthday virtual event – Watch now!

20 Sep 2021
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To celebrate our 30th birthday and to thank all of our wonderful supporters, we held a virtual event, on Tuesday 14th September, during childhood cancer awareness month.

If you were unable to attend, you can watch the recording below.

You’ll see videos from our fantastic Young Ambassadors, Ruth Grace and Daniel, sharing their experiences of childhood cancer, as well as presentations from two of our funded researchers, Professor Caroline Dive CBE and Dr Katherine Finegan, who are both leading cutting-edge research into Ewing Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma respectively.

Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Chair, Professor John Hickman, also shared exactly how we spend your donations to fund vital research. He outlined the rigorous process our SAB go through when we receive applications for research funding so you can be sure that your hard-earned donation is spent in the best possible way for the benefit of children with cancer.

It was particularly poignant to end the event with insight from Professor Caroline Dive and Professor John Hickman that childhood cancer research is finally beginning to get the attention it deserves. Our role in pump-priming and kickstarting brand new research ideas is vital in getting new research off the ground. CRUK’s revised strategy for paediatric cancer is a positive step forward to keep childhood cancer is the spotlight, as well as more international collaboration on research and clinical trials.

Our 30th birthday virtual event was both celebratory and informative and our huge thanks go to everyone who attended and everyone who has supported Friends of Rosie over the past 30 years.