Austrian Parliament Supports Pink Ribbon Campaign After Five-Year Hiatus
The Return of the Pink Ribbon to the Austrian Parliament
After a five-year hiatus, the Austrian Parliament, also known as the Hohe Haus, is once again adorned with the Pink Ribbon. This symbol, globally recognized as a representation of breast cancer prevention, marks the parliament’s renewed commitment to this crucial cause. The resumption of support was initiated with the awarding of the Breast Cancer Research Prize 2023, marking the official start of the Pink Ribbon campaign for October’s Breast Cancer Month.
Doris Bures and Paul Sevelda Lead the Event
On this notable occasion, Doris Bures, the Second President of the National Council and a seasoned Pink Ribbon ambassador, along with the President of the Austrian Cancer Aid, Paul Sevelda, greeted attendees at an event in the National Council Hall. The event aimed to draw attention to the importance of research and prevention in the fight against breast cancer.
Granting of the Breast Cancer Research Prize
The Breast Cancer Research Prize, a prestigious award endowed with €100,000 by the Austrian Cancer Aid, is designed to bolster research into the most common cancer affecting women worldwide. The 2023 prize was awarded to cancer researcher Sandro Keller from the University of Graz. Keller’s research project focuses on precision examinations of specific tumor tissues, with an aim to develop tailored therapies.
A History of Commitment and Solidarity
The Austrian Parliament has a long history of showing solidarity with those affected by breast cancer and advocating for prevention. For twelve years, the Hohe Haus has displayed the pink ribbon, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to this cause. The partnership between the Pink Ribbon campaign and the Austrian Parliament dates back to the initiative of the late President of the National Council, Barbara Prammer. It continues to be supported by all five parties represented in Parliament, underlining the universality of the issue at hand. As a Pink Ribbon ambassador, the Second President of the National Council, Doris Bures, continues to drive the initiative forward.
- The Austrian Parliament is again supporting the Pink Ribbon campaign for breast cancer prevention, after a five-year hiatus.
- The Breast Cancer Research Prize 2023, endowed with €100,000, was awarded to cancer researcher Sandro Keller from the University of Graz.
- The Pink Ribbon campaign, supported by all five parties in the Austrian Parliament, aims to show solidarity with those affected by breast cancer and promote prevention.
- The Second President of the National Council, Doris Bures, is continuing the initiative as a Pink Ribbon ambassador.
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