Four Chevalier College students have dyed their hair bright pink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
The Year 9 girls addressed a school Zoom assembly on Monday 19 October to encourage support for their fundraising efforts with Australia’s leading national body — The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
Team leader Bianca said “As many of you might know, October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. It provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Like many of us, I have a family member who has been directly affected, so this cause is very close to my heart.”
“We have been given permission to dye our hair pink,” said Immy, “to raise awareness in support of this fantastic cause as many others are doing around Australia.” Immy hopes her pink hair will be a conversation starter so she can talk to people about the importance of self care and health checks.
“This work and research are all possible with the help of little fundraisers like ours,” said Lucy, who believes every effort brings us closer to a cure.
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women. Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.
“Maybe one day soon, hopefully in our lifetime, we can help find a cure,” urged Immy, “so please give generously.”
To donate please go to: https://fundraise.nbcf.org.au/fundraisers/biancawyeth/chevalier-college-girls
Thank you in advance for your support.