The University of Southampton recently opened its doors to guests of Against Breast Cancer, providing an exclusive glimpse into the world of cutting-edge research, exploring breakthroughs being funded by our supporters and taking place within the university’s laboratories.
The highlight of the open day, which has become an annual event, was a series of presentations delivered by key members of the research team, each working at the forefront of breast cancer research. Attendees were given a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements and a glimpse of the challenges that lie ahead.
The presentations showcased the our commitment to undertaking cutting-edge research performed by world class scientists and providing an opportunity for supporters to witness first-hand the impact their fundraising is making.
Following the presentations, our guests were given a look at the intricate workings of the research facilities. Led by Professor Steven Beers and Professor Paul Skipp, the tours provided a rare insight into the day-to-day activities within the laboratory. This experience allowed supporters to witness the dedication and precision required in the pursuit of groundbreaking discoveries against breast cancer.
The symbiotic nature of the relationship that exists between the research team and the charity was on display throughout the event. Not only did supporters gain valuable insights into the specific projects their fundraising was supporting, it created a deeper understanding of the tangible impact of their involvement. The researchers too develop a real sense of appreciation for the community standing behind their work.
Finally, to demonstrate the collaborative experience that exists between the charity, supporters and research team, new branded lab coats were presented to each member as a show of our ongoing commitment to each of them.
By fostering these connections, we hope to reinforce the notion that advancements in breast cancer research are a collective endeavour, requiring the support and engagement of the wider community without which this research would simply not be possible.
In a world where scientific breakthroughs are often shrouded in complexity, events such as our open days serve as bridges, connecting the passion of charity supporters with the rigor of scientific inquiry.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a day spent exploring breakthroughs and to the University of Southampton for hosting us once again.
Our Open Days are free to all supporters of the charity who wish to attend. If you would like to join us at a future event please contact us.