14 of our very own cancer research scientists, professors and surgeons have scaled the Great Wall of China and raised £2,200 for our charity.
The team completed their trek on 30 June in temperatures reaching 30 degrees.
Prof Wen Jiang, Dr Jun Cai, Dr Yuxin Cui, Dr Alwyn Dart, Juliet Davies, Dr Rachel Hargest, Dr Edison Ke Ji, Dr Nicola Jordan, Dr Zubair Khanzada, Dr Tracey Martin, Dr Andrew Sanders, Hoi Ping Jim, Dr Steve Hiscox, and Prof Mason Malcolm, (all aged between 26 and 58) made up the intrepid team and are all part of the Cardiff University – Peking University Cancer Institute (CUPUCI). CUPUCI is led by Prof Wen Jiang, one of the world’s leading cancer researchers. Cardiff University and Peking University work collaboratively to carry out internationally recognised research in cancer and the development of cancer treatment. The Institute was formally established in 2012 although the two universities have been working together for more than a decade.
Professor Wen Jiang said: “We are extremely grateful for all the generous support Cancer Research Wales has given us over the years and this is just a small gesture to say thank you. We are delighted with the amount we have raised for such a remarkable charity and all the fantastic work that they do throughout Wales.”
Laura Priddle, Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research Wales, said: “We are honoured that such talented and prestigious individuals endured a challenge of this magnitude in aid of Cancer Research Wales. They know first-hand the difference that the money our supporters raise has on funding vital research in to cancer. It is because of fundraisers like this that we are able to continue support the immense work these scientists and researchers are currently doing.”
You can still donate at https://www.justgiving.com/CUPUCI