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Girls’ School Raise $968 for Breast Cancer

May 26, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Breast cancer is a cause close to many people’s hearts. There are few people who don’t know someone who has been afflicted. In New Zealand alone, over 3000 women are diagnosed each year – a worrying diagnosis for the women themselves and those who care for them.

With May being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Girls’ School organised a highly successful pink mufti day and bake sale in support of women affected by the disease - raising a whopping $968.80 to donate to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation!

At this morning’s assembly, the hall was a sea of pink wigs, capes, ties and tutus as the girls got behind the cause. Year 7 students, Charlotte Snookes, Miabella Robertshaw and Danielle Levy spoke about the importance of the day. Each taking a turn, they explained that the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1994, with the first Pink Ribbon Campaign supported by Estée Lauder. Since then, thousands of lives have been saved, thanks to education about breast cancer signs and symptoms, and through early detection programmes.

The support from donations help the foundation achieve their vision, by providing care and counselling for those who have the disease, providing new equipment for our hospitals, training for doctors and nurses, and most importantly, enabling research for better treatment and greater survival rates.

To continue the theme, the Year 7 students also put together a Pink Bake Sale at morning tea which included all manner of delicious ‘pink things’ to eat! By the time morning tea was over, there were only empty containers left on the tables! Most importantly, their purchases had raised funds for a worthy cause.

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-government funded charitable organisation and is totally reliant on grants and donations so the money the girls assisted to raise this morning will be valuable to support their on-going research.

Well done to the Year 7 students for helping to organise the day and to the rest of the students for their support and donations, they are going towards such an important cause!

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