Oracle breaks world record in support of Leukaemia Research
Oracle, the world’s largest enterprise software company, has announced that 650 employees from across Western and Central Europe have teamed up to break the record for the World’s longest painting. The world record attempt, held at Disneyland Paris, was organised to raise money for Leukaemia Research, a UK based charity devoted exclusively to funding research for leukaemia and related blood cancers.
Money raised through the event will go towards the annual Kids Party. Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer and thankfully research is working and more children are now surviving. Every year 150 leukaemia patients and their families are taken on an all expenses paid family holiday - paid for with funds raised through charity events held throughout the year. This year’s event, held in September, will be hosted by Disneyland, Paris.
“To hold a world record is one thing but to have achieved it in support of such an important cause is something else,” said Loic Le Guisquet, SVP Oracle. “We are incredibly proud to support the work that Leukaemia Research is doing in the UK and, in conjunction with other cancer charities, across the whole of Europe.”
The Oracle team hopes to raise over 7,500 euros in support of the Kids Party which will be matched by a similar 7,500 euro donation from Oracle. The company plans to auction off the canvases individually to raise further funds for the charity over the next few months.
“The Kids Party gives families living with leukaemia a much needed break and a chance for them to do something fun together. We are delighted that Oracle choose to support this cause and very grateful for the team’s efforts. Any additional funds raised through auctioning the paintings will go towards funding research projects into finding more effective treatments for leukaemia,” said Kate White, director of fundraising at Leukaemia Research.
To donate go to www.lrf.org.uk/oracle
About Leukaemia Research
Leukaemia Research is the only charity in the UK devoted exclusively to improving treatments, finding cures and learning how to prevent leukaemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other lymphomas, myeloma and the related blood disorders, diagnosed in 24,500 people in the UK every year. Further information, including patient information booklets, is available from www.lrf.org.uk or call 020 7405 0101
Over the next five years, Leukaemia Research urgently needs to raise over £100 million to commit to new research across the UK. From basic laboratory research to clinical trials with patients, Leukaemia Research is committed to saving lives by funding high quality, carefully selected research throughout the UK.
About Oracle’s Commitment
Oracle is committed to using its technology and resources to advance education in innovative ways, promote diversity, enrich the life of communities, and protect the environment. We are proud that the same innovative spirit behind Oracle’s technological success also drives the creation of innovative global corporate citizenship initiatives that benefit our communities. Oracle’s efforts to support the Leukaemia Research is an example of one of our initiatives. For more information about Oracle’s Commitment and our approach to corporate citizenship, visit our website at www.oracle.com/commitment.
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