The University of Western Australia will join universities across Australia in glowing pink today to mark the official launch of the National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) annual Pink Ribbon Campaign.
It is the first time in the event's seven year history, Australian Universities will be illuminated to represent the critical role of research in increasing our understanding of breast cancer.
UWA researchers are producing some world class results in cancer research.
Illuminating UWA's Winthrop Hall acknowledges that ongoing, sustained research is what holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of this devastating disease, which claims the lives of more than 2,600 women and 95 men in a single year.
For more information, visit http://www.globalillumination.org.au/
Tricia Sharbean (NBCF) (+61 2) 9299 4090 / (+61 4) 16 257 771
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716