Hughes Hall Fellow, Professor Suzanne Turner, is putting her hair on the block to support the provision of wigs for children with cancer.
The Little Princess Trust charity was initially established to provide real hair wigs for children with cancer and to make the process of getting fitted for one as easy and as straightforward as possible. Since 2016 they have also, thanks to the efforts of their fundraisers, been able to begin funding scientists researching paediatric cancer and are today one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.
They have funded more than 100 research projects searching for kinder and more effective treatments for all childhood cancers. One of the recipients of this support is Suzanne’s own lab:
“We are carrying out research into childhood lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, to improve the quality of life of children receiving treatment. Thanks to funding from The Little Princess Trust, we are working to improve treatment outcomes for children globally with research activity also occurring at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala.”
“I’m very proud to support them – and say thank you – by doing my bit for this fantastic charity.”
If you would like to sponsor Suzanne’s efforts, and her long-awaited haircut, by supporting the work of the Little Princess Trust, please click her JustGiving page.
The Little Princess Trust relies solely on the generosity of its wonderful supporters who help the charity give Hair and Hope to so many children and young people with cancer each year.
You can read more about the team’s work with children with B cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma here: https://www.cclg.org.uk/our-research-projects/LPT/f5536d64-d24f-4c2c-9a32-a86ee9ec8ddb and their work with children with Burkitt Lymphoma in Sub-Saharan Africa, here: https://www.cclg.org.uk/our-research-projects/LPT/diagnose-endemic-burkitt-lymphoma.
To read more about Professor Suanne Turner, see here: https://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/about/our-people/seniors-members/suzanne-turner/