Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics is joining forces with the Sanctuary Cove precinct this October in a community partnership to raise funds to support vital breast cancer research.

The Institute for Glycomics is home to the Australian Centre for Cancer Glycomics (A2CG), a unique national resource dedicated to cancer glycomics research.

“Our unique research approach centred around glycomics makes us the only institute of its kind in Australia and one of only a handful in the world,’’ said Director Professor Mark von Itzstein AO.

“With the brightest scientific talent in the field of cancer glycomics, the A2CG is an exciting hub of truly revolutionary cancer research.”

The Sanctuary Cove precinct will present a series of events throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness and funds for the devastating disease, which impacts more than two million women every year globally.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Executive General Manager Paul Sanders said the fundraising events were an “opportunity for the local community to band together and support a cause quite literally close to our chests”.

“Sanctuary Cove is open for business and we’re operating under COVID-Safe plans, so these events are a great opportunity to connect as a community while supporting vital breast cancer research and at the same time commemorate those who have lost their battle with the disease.

“The Institute for Glycomics comprises over 200 multidisciplinary researchers and support staff who work tirelessly every day to find new ways to diagnose, prevent and cure cancer. We’re really pleased to be able to come together through a unique, local partnership to support this research happening right here on our doorstep.”

The pink-themed, month-long calendar of events at Sanctuary Cove offers a multitude of things to do for every age. Major fundraisers include a Splash of Pink — Fashion and High Coffee Event, group fitness challenges, Sanctuary Cove’s Biggest Morning Tee, a golf clinic, tournaments and more.