Arcobaleno Cancer Trust was founded in 2017 by cousins and friends of the Carnevale family. Over the past decade we have seen our closest family members succumb to the battle against cancer, prompting us to turn tragedy to triumph by creating this Trust. All of the trustees at ACT are volunteers, devoting personal time and efforts to raise money for the trust.
This Trust is an evolution from an annual “Race Night” held every January since 2013, which began as a way for family and friends to celebrate the life of Bruna Carnevale Abbas. Bruna’s short life was characterised by a rich passion for philanthropy, which inspired everyone that surrounded her. Throughout her illness, she was always a shining beacon of hope which radiated brightly – just like a rainbow or “arcobaleno”, the key symbol of our Trust.
Our aim is to support the advancement of medical research into the causes, treatments and cures for cancers, particularly the rare forms of kidney, bladder, thyroid and lymphatic system cancers which affected our loved ones. By means of enjoyable fundraising initiatives, we plan to give grants directly to individuals or projects who are currently progressing and championing cancer research in the UK.
Through the causes we support as Arcobaleno Cancer Trust, we hope that one day curative treatments will be discovered, offering cancer patients the promise of bright rainbow after a long storm.