Glowing Pink to Support Breast Cancer Research
1 October 2008
The University’s historic Clock Tower has joined the list of landmark Australian and international buildings to glow pink during Breast Cancer Month.
Lighting of the Clock Tower is part of the Global Illumination campaign, initiated to increase awareness of breast cancer in the community. The focus this year is on recognising the critical role that research plays in increasing understanding and eventually curing the disease.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is a significant supporter of the University’s research. The NBCF has contributed funds for a number of projects including the National Breast Cancer Tissue Bank based at the Faculty of Medicine’s Westmead Institute for Cancer Research. The NBCF also funds the Nuclear Receptors in Breast Cancer research project, which is a national collaborative program between leading cancer researchers. The principle investigator is Associate Professor Christine Clarke, based at the Westmead Institute for Cancer Research.
The Faculty of Medicine is a key sponsor of this year’s National Breast Cancer Foundation Sydney Global Illumination Dinner.
The Dinner will be held in the University of Sydney’s Great Hall on 16 October, proceeds from the event will boost funds for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.