University raises a cup for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
What better way to help raise much-needed money for cancer research, while enjoying a cuppa and a sweet baked treat while you're at it? The Western Sydney University community is coming together to host Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at its Parramatta campus on Thursday 26 May.
Hosted by the Parramatta campus Provost, Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, and the Parramatta Campus Life Committee, hundreds of students and staff are expected to take part in the event to raise money for the Cancer Council.
Special guest at the morning tea will be Professor Dianne O'Connell, Senior Epidemiologist in the Cancer Research Division at the Cancer Council NSW. Professor O'Connell is an expert in cancer research, and is currently working on projects relating to various cancers among the population.
Professor Jackson Pulver says the University community is pleased to throw its support behind the Cancer Council's important work.
"The University has had a long-standing relationship with the Cancer Council, working collaboratively on many joint research projects. We are proud to continue this tradition and get behind this major fundraising event by hosting Australia's Biggest Morning Tea events across our campus communities," says Professor Jackson Pulver.
"Cancer touches all of us in some way or another, so it's a great opportunity to show our support for such a worthy cause and raise money to help raise vital funds that will go towards further research as well as support service for patients and their families."
Western Sydney University has worked on numerous joint research projects with the Cancer Council over the years, including many which have looked at the psychological impact of cancer diagnosis and treatments on men and women and their families.
The collaborative research has resulted in over 35 academic publications as well as the development of practical support programs and resources for patient and carers.
25 May 2016
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