Community partnership raises more than $30,000 to fight breast cancer

A community partnership between Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics and Sanctuary Cove precinct has raised $31,299 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to aid vital breast cancer research.

A series of pink-themed events and promotions across the month of October were hosted by the Sanctuary Cove precinct to raise funds and awareness for the devastating disease, which impacts more than two million women every year globally.

“This is a remarkable achievement and we are extremely grateful to Sanctuary Cove for their support and outstanding fundraising efforts,” said Director Professor Mark von Itzstein AO.

“This outcome really illustrates just how powerful local partnerships can be when a community bands together with a shared vision.”

The funds raised will be used by the Institute’s Australian Centre for Cancer Glycomics (A2CG), a unique national resource dedicated to cancer glycomics research. The Institute’s unique approach to breast cancer research, combined with some of the brightest researchers in the field of cancer glycomics, provides great hope in the battle against breast cancer.

The Institute for Glycomics comprises more than 200 multidisciplinary researchers and support staff who work tirelessly every day to find new ways to diagnose, prevent and cure cancer.

Executive General Manager of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, Paul Sanders said that many of the events were a sell out with Sanctuary Cove members and locals alike, eager to step out to support such a worthy cause.

“The Sanctuary Cove precinct’s golf, fitness, fashion, business and social events were extremely well supported. Additionally, more than 400 people contributed to the raffle that saw over $15,000 in prizes being won.”