Today Lance participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre within the soon-to-be-built Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. He was joined by South Australian Premier Mike Rann, Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) Chairman Alan Young and other FMC executives.
?We are honored that the new research laboratories within the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer will be named the LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre and provide a world-class home to more than 100 of Australia?s leading cancer researchers,? said Armstrong. ?We commend your community for working together to make public health a priority so that the citizens of South Australia will live longer and better lives.?
The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, which is expected to open in August 2011, received a $7.5 million commitment, along with $5.2 million annually in operating costs from the South Australian state government. The Centre is also funded from a $10 million grant from the Australian federal government and a range of donations including from Flinders University, Australian Centre for Research Foundation, Cancer Council South Australia, Flinders? own clinicians and the volunteer service.
Photos by Andrew Beveridge/asbcreative.com
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