Flinders shows its colour for cancer

Flinders University will send a strong message of the importance of breast cancer research and its Central Library building will glow pink this week as part of the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) annual Global Illumination Campaign.

It is the first time in the event’s seven-year history that Flinders and other Australian universities are participating in highlighting the critical role research plays in increasing the global understanding of breast cancer.

“Flinders is delighted to support the NBCF’s Global Illumination campaign and given our location, the University’s Library is well positioned to put the importance of breast cancer research up in lights,” Flinders University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber, said.

NBCF Chief Executive Officer, Ms Sue Murray, said Australian universities and research institutions are producing some world-class results in breast cancer research.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight that message to the broader community, and encourage their continued support,” Ms Murray said.

The Global Illumination event aims to light significant landmarks and monuments around the world pink in an attempt to raise awareness of the annual Pink Ribbon Campaign, which raises vital funds for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The Central Library building at Flinders will remain pink until Friday, September 26.

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