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    28 October 2013

    South Australians are being urged to support Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day today (Monday, October 28). All funds raised will raise awareness and help support the 1,500 South Australian women who are diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancers each year.

    Supporting Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day will help improve the lives of these women – grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts and daughters – their carers, families and friends.

    Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Professor Brenda Wilson says as well as supporting women, funds raised on Pink Ribbon Day will contribute to world-class cancer research.

    “At Cancer Council SA we believe that together, we’re stronger than cancer,” Professor Wilson says.

    “Every day, we’re a step closer to defeating cancer by investing in cancer research, prevention and support programs and services. Thanks to united efforts in cancer research in Australia, cancer can be a word – not a death sentence.”

    Today, 89 per cent of Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer will be successfully treated. Similarly, the survival rate for women with uterine cancer has risen to 82 per cent and the survival rate for ovarian cancer has increased by 11 per cent.

    “These improvements are due to continued research and projects such as Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project, which currently funds 46 research initiatives across a broad range of cancer-related topics,” Professor Wilson says.

    “But we still have a long way to go. Your support on Pink Ribbon Day will help fund these research projects, which show great promise in the fight against cancer.”

    Show your support by making a donation to help beat cancer at www.pinkribbon.com.au

    For information on all cancers, contact 13 11 20.

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