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Researchers unite to #ForkCancer

The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research is home to some world class researchers working to find treatments for cancer research, and they’re also about to host their 10th annual Longest Table!

Facilities manager and also The Longest Table Community Ambassador Kathryn Hudson (pictured left) says bringing colleagues together each year for a Longest Table event is a highlight at their workplace.

“Each year, everyone looks forward to sharing a meal to raise funds for a good cause. We are proud to have been the first Longest Table to have been held, and we are always one of the first tables to sign up,” Kathryn said.

“Working in medical research with many of us directly in cancer research, we know how important every single fundraising dollar is to fund research projects.

“It is very important for us to support The Longest Table and The Hospital Research Foundation Group and do our little bit towards fundraising, and then go back to our day jobs, working on finding better treatments for cancer!”

The Institute will be hosting their event on Thursday 22 July with over 60 people enjoying an array of delicious food over an extra-long table.

“Our Longest Table is a “Bring a Plate” lunchtime event, making it super simple to host. We have a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, so the array of dishes is AMAZING and the quality exceptional,” Kathryn said.

“It is a great way to learn more about each other and enjoy each other’s company while supporting a worthy cause. Our student representatives, like Gohar (pictured right), are fantastic in bringing our community together.”

Kathryn says the researchers at The Institute are committed to finding treatments towards this heartbreaking disease.

“Cancer is complex and while we would love to see a future free from cancer, we are still understanding the causes of cancer and we are committed to ongoing research to improve treatments that will improve patient care and quality of life.”

Sign up today to host your own event!