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BOLD (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) Initiative



To: BOLD Applicants and Parents 

Subject: Operational Status of in Person BOLD Camp 

Like everyone else, we have been following the evolving developments and impact from the coronavirus that are occurring across the country. Given the public health impact and in accordance with the guidance from the CDC and others, it is no longer feasible for us to hold the BOLD 2020 summer experience at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in-person this July. 

We are disappointed to have to share this news for many reasons. The event is one of inspiration and learning and partnership -- and we always look forward to meeting our new students and interacting with oncology professionals. That said, we are all focused on the health and safety of our families and communities and we know that given the changes in teaching, learning and collaborating, that we all need to be responsive. 

Thank you for your trust and understanding, as we with the world continue to balance and make changes with our new norm. For those who have applied your application will remain on file and we will reach out in January with the new dates. If you have further questions please email


Stay safe and Healthy, 

The BOLD Team 

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BOLD group

High school aged students are invited to apply for the BOLD Camp (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) - a unique summer learning opportunity for students who have an interest in learning about cellular biology and genetics of cancer, as well as the diverse careers connected to the field. 

During this week-long interactive experience, students will increase their understanding of cancer-related causes, diagnostic tools, treatment options and current research through the context of breast cancer. More importantly, they will identify risk reduction strategies and learn first-hand about diverse careers related to the field as they live the experience among the professionals at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey!

Open to high school students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Fall.

Summer 2020

Date: July 13 - 17, 2020

Application: Apply here

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

Location: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

For more information:
Email or call 732-235-4160.

The BOLD initiative is offered by the LIFE Center (Ladies Professional Golf Association In the FIGHT to Eradicate breast cancer) at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Center for School and Community-Based Research and Education, Rutgers School of Public Health. Funding provided by the Val Skinner Foundation.

BOLD Actions

BOLD Actions Reunion Camp

All students who have attended the BOLD Initiative Camp are welcome to attend the reunion camp. For more details contact