June 04, 2019 0 comments

A Special Reflection on Mother’s Day

We recently celebrated Mother’s Day with our mothers, sisters, aunties and grandmothers. A day filled with love but also a day filled with sadness for many families who don’t have their loved one around due to the heartbreak of breast cancer.

This Mother’s Day, ABCR celebrated all our mums, honoured those who lost their battle to breast cancer and sent love to the families left behind.

ABCR also reached out to our talented researchers who have made it their mission to stop the heartbreak of breast cancer and who have reflected on what Mother’s Day means to them.

“Unfortunately, in today’s world we all know someone who has been affected by cancer, most likely breast cancer too. I hope my research into breast cancer can give other people hope that there are researchers working each day to develop new treatments and cures so we can continue living and creating special memories with the women in our lives.”

Dr Theresa Hickey Head of Breast Cancer Research, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories

“I am honoured to work amongst some of the most talented women and mothers, and we are all working towards saving lives from this heartbreaking disease. As a mother of four, I wish for a future free of breast cancer.”

Associate Professor Wendy Ingman Lead Researcher, Breast Biology & Cancer Unit at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research

“Mother’s Day to me is about showing unconditional love and appreciation to all the amazing mums out there, including my wife, my mum and my mother-in-law who go above and beyond everyday for their loved ones. It can not be said any better than by William Thackeray, “Mother is the name of God on the lips and hearts of all children.” Happy Mother’s Day to all. ”

Dr Bill Panagopolous The Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Fellow, Basil Hetzel Institute


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