It was truly heartening to see our school community wearing an assortment of beanies today to support the Mark Hughes Foundation - Beanies for Brain Cancer day.
The Year 8 SRC members chose to take on this project to both heighten awareness of brain cancer and to raise much needed funds to promote research and support brain cancer patients and their families across Australia. Our school has raised $1000 for the Mark Hughes Foundation.
A lot of brain cancer patients wear beanies to cover scars, bandages, loss of hair and just to keep warm and so the “Beanie for Brain Cancer” day was born in 2014. All the money raised goes directly to finding a cure, better treatments and patient care. Brain cancer is deadly and survival rates are low. In fact, brain cancer kills more people under 40 in Australia than any other cancer.
Thank you to all the members of our school community for supporting the significant work of this foundation.
More information can be found at the following website.