DRMCRL staff and students regularly organise and/or engage in community events to raise awareness of breast and prostate cancer research being undertaken at the University of Adelaide.
Annual events such as National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) Mother’s Day Classic, Daffodil Day and Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea are important fund-raising activities for supporting ongoing research for breast and prostate cancer. In 2017, the DRMCRL held an inaugural Pink Mo Breakfast, raising funds for Movember, and NBCF.
Community funds underpin vital cancer research and are also used for support services, prevention programs, and advocacy.
Fund raising events are held by community groups such as CanDance Australia through their CanDance for a Cure (CFAC) event, which has supported cancer research at the University of Adelaide for the last 6 years. In 2022, their spectacular show returned and was attended by DRMCRL researchers.
CanDance Artistic Director - Rachel Adcroft and Operations Executive - Kirra Bussenschutt toured the DRMCRL labs and met some of our DRMCRL researchers (video courtesy of CanDance Australia).
Hear Dr Jean Winter, recipient of a Cancer Council Early Career Fellowship, speak about how funding from Cancer Council SA has supported her work on investigating new therapies for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.