Pink Breakfast raises $1850 and we're still counting!

20 October 2008

The Breakfast Cancer Research Group still smiling after cooking all morning

The Pink Breakfast held at the Cumberland Courtyard last week has exceeded expectations, attracting over 250 staff, students, Alumni and Friends of the Faculty, and raising $1850 to date.

The weather turned on a beautiful morning and by 8.00am the Faculty's breast cancer researchers were suited up in their pink aprons ready to cook up a storm and raise much needed funds for breast cancer research.

The Breakfast was hosted by Associate Professor Sharon Kilbreath, Head of the Breast Cancer Research Group and herself a survivor of the disease. Since its creation in 2001 the Group has published several important studies on rehabilitation and improving the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. It is currently carrying out studies on exercise treatment, resistance training and massage treatment among others, and is a clear demonstration of the value of research in this field.

'We started with a three-person project six years ago and now he have over a dozen, with PhD students, post-doc researchers, alumni and some great students,' commented Associate Professor Kilbreath.

Pink note donations for breakfast and the sale of official merchandise raised a significant amount on the day, however online donations can still made via the National Breast Cancer Foundation website. Get online now and help us keep the tally going up!

A special thank you to all who assisted the Faulty of Health Sciences' October Breast Cancer campaign including Geoff Price and Campus Rewards for their support with catering, Nick Evans and the team at Digital & Print Media for their support in turning the website pink and Uni Gear, the Seymour Theatre and the Hon. Verity Firth, NSW Minister for Education and Training, and Minister for Women for their kind raffle donations.

Contact: Michelle Cario

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