The Marian Aldred award currently supports the research project "Invadoblock" at the Luxembourg Institute of Health aimed at blocking breast cancer cell invasion and metastasis at a level of 20,000 Euros/year for 2016 and 2017. Read more about Invadoblock here

The Marian Aldred award was instigated in 2012 following the untimely death of one of the committee’s founding members, Marian Aldred, due to ovarian cancer. The Marian Aldred Award has been designed to fund education or research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancers which affect women (such as breast or one of the gynaecological cancers) and/or to provide support to women and their families whose lives have been touched by cancer. One of our fundraisers is our participation in the Luxembourg ING Night Marathon. At Think Pink Lux we are continuously amazed by the support and efforts of everyone who supports and participates in the marathon to raise money for the Marian Aldred Award. Participants wear pink Think Pink Lux tee-shirts, and some even a pink tutu, which makes them highly visible and helps to raise awareness of Think Pink Lux as an organisation. We are extremely grateful to all the women and men who take part in the ING marathon individually or as part of a Think Pink Lux team.

Joanna Vanot, Marian’s daughter and a participant in the Luxembourg ING marathon has the following to say about the Marian Aldred award:

“Think Pink Lux was very important to Mom because its’ mission not only hit home personally, but also because of her passion for others, research, and support in this difficult challenge. Dad, Keenan, and I are extremely touched for this award to be named after her as it embodies her value on education and her hope for a cure.”

Previously funded project:


Amount donated: 63,000 € over 3 years (2012-2014)

Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer (LBMCC), PhD student Florian Mullerunder Dr. Marc Diederich.