“Mum’s the Word” this Mother’s Day in support of women’s cancer research

For the entire month of May, and highlighting Mother’s Day, Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics is partnering with local Gold Coast florists to raise funds and awareness to support vital research into cancers that affect women.

“The Mum’s the Word Mother’s Day campaign invites the local community to ‘thank her a bunch’ by gifting the wonderful mothers in our lives with a beautiful floral bouquet from one of the campaign’s participating florists during the month of May,” said Institute Director Professor Mark von Itzstein AO.

Flower Studio Gold Coast, Flowers on Sorrento, and Botanical Whisperers Florist have enthusiastically jumped on board to support the Mum’s the Word campaign, to shine a light on a cause close to the hearts of so many people.

“For every bunch of flowers sold during the month of May, a donation will be made towards our research into those cancers that predominantly affect women, such as breast and ovarian cancers,” added Professor von Itzstein AO.

“It’s likely that we have all been impacted by this insidious disease, either directly or indirectly. This campaign has been created to acknowledge those women who are currently fighting cancer, to celebrate those who have survived it, and to honour and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease.

“This is a wonderful way to make our mums feel special and appreciated, while helping support the fight against cancer, a debilitating disease we so urgently need a cure for.”

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

The Institute’s unique research approach centred around glycomics makes it the only institute of its kind in Australia and one of only a handful in the world.

With over 200 researchers and support staff, including some of the brightest scientific talent in the field of cancer glycomics, the A2CG is an exciting hub of truly revolutionary cancer research.

“Our world-renowned researchers work around the clock to find new ways to diagnose, prevent and cure cancer. We encourage the local community to support our Mum’s the Word campaign and help us in our fight to end cancer.”