Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
A group of more than 20 motorcyclists are preparing to embark on a 1,300 mile, four day tour of the Scottish coastline to help raise money and for awareness of North-east urological cancer charity, UCAN.
The Lang Ride Roon 2 will start at 9am on Thursday, May 2, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) and the group will follow a route taking in many locations including Thurso, Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh, Stranraer, the Scottish Borders and finally finishing back at the AECC on Sunday, May 5 2013.
All the money raised will go towards UCAN's latest fundraising campaign to raise £2.5million to purchase Scotland's first Robotically-Assisted Surgical System (RASS), for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which will be used not only for urological surgery but also for gynaecological and general surgery.
Date: 22 April 2013
Entries for the 2013 Baker Hughes Aberdeen 10K close today (Friday, April 19) but anyone still wishing to take part can do so by signing up to run for North-east urological cancer charity UCAN.
UCAN has been named as one of the 13 associated charities who will benefit from this popular annual running event, which this year celebrates its 27th anniversary.
The local cancer charity is calling on people to sign up to participate and to help raise funds for its latest campaign to purchase Scotland's first robotically assisted surgical system (RASS) and fund a suite with two integrated operating theatres.
Everyone who runs for UCAN will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag.
The charity is also calling on any budding volunteers to sign up to help out on race day and support runners as they make their way round the route.
GRAMPIAN POLICE OFFICERS RAISE £10,000 AFTER COMPLETING UPHILL CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY
Grampian Police's Diced Cap Charitable Trust has donated £10,000 to local urological cancer charity UCAN after two of its most senior officers swapped the streets of Aberdeen for pedal power and 30 of the steepest hills in the UK.
Deputy Chief Constable Colin Menzies and Chief Superintendent Ewan Stewart set themselves a gruelling cycle challenge, dubbed the 30³ Challenge, to mark 30 years of service with the force.
They set off in May last year to cycle up the 30 most difficult and iconic hills on the UK mainland – totalling a height of more than 30,000 feet, the height of Mount Everest.
Their adventure took them from Somerset to the Lecht in just five days, clocking up around 106 hours in the saddle and on the road, supported by three colleagues.
University of Aberdeen presents - Transforming surgical care with robots
What can robots do that humans can't? That is the subject of the next Café Med talk organised by the University of Aberdeen's Public Engagement with Research Team and taking place on Monday 18th March 2013.
The Suttie Centre Café at the city's Foresterhill health campus is the venue for the Transforming Surgical Care with Robots talk which starts at 6pm and is free and open to all.
Professor Sam McClinton, Consultant Urologist with NHS Grampian and Professor of Urology at the University, and Mr Tim McAdam, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon with NHS Grampian, are giving the talk which will discuss how robotics could help deliver better healthcare.
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A Peterhead woman has organised a charity evening and dance to raise money for urological cancer charity UCAN, which supported her husband after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Lorraine Cumming also runs the charity Boxer Welfare Scotland and the money raised on Saturday, March 16 2013, will be split between the two causes.
The event will be held at the Palace Hotel in Peterhead and kicks off at 7.30pm until late, with Aberdeen band Crystal Clear performing.
Other activities, including a raffle, will also be on offer. Tickets cost £15, which includes refreshments, and are available from Lorraine on 01779 812799.
Half the proceeds will go to UCAN's fundraising campaign to raise £2.5million to buy Scotland's first Robotic-Assisted Surgical System (RASS) for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and build two integrated operating theatres to house the equipment.
The charity also has a care centre at Ward 44 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Boxer Welfare Scotland, which rescues and rehomes boxers across Scotland, will receive the remainder of the funds to help with vet care and kennel costs.