Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Edith Cowan University's iconic Chancellery Building at the Joondalup Campus will be lit pink this week as part of the Global Illumination event marking the launch of Breast Cancer Month. Global Illumination sees significant landmarks and monuments around the world lit in pink each year, raising awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.
For the first time in the event's seven year history, Australian universities will be illuminated to represent the critical role of research in increasing our understanding of breast cancer.
Ms Sue Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the National Breast Cancer Foundation says illuminating the universities acknowledges that ongoing, sustained research is what holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of this devastating disease, which claims the lives of more than 2,600 women and 95 men in a single year. "Australian universities and research institutions are producing some world-class results in breast cancer research and this is a wonderful opportunity to highlight that to the broader community, and encourage their continued support," she said.
ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox says the University is proud to support the important work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. "ECU has a strong commitment to research into chronic diseases such as cancer so it is highly appropriate that we support the National Breast Cancer Foundation in raising awareness," he said.
ECU's Chancellery Building is located on the corner of Grand Boulevard and Kendrew Crescent in Joondalup and will be lit pink until Sunday, 28 September. For more information about activities and events during Breast Cancer Month, visit www.nbcf.org.au
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