Today, Canberra Grammar School donned pink beanies for the day in support of breast cancer research. This day has continued the tradition of the past two years where the boys have also worn pink socks and ties. A record 2,000 beanies have been purchased this year in support of the event with an expected $8,000 being raised for the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).
The CGS initiative has become larger than just a School event over the past years, with pink beanies being purchased by members of the wider Canberra community, with pink beanies being spotted in Manuka and Woden.
With 14,000 women and 130 men diagnosed with breast cancer each year , this cause is one close to the student’s hearts. In addition to raising money for the BCNA, it is used as a chance to show support for members of the CGS community and wider Canberra community that have been affected by breast cancer.
There are a few remaining beanies left which can be purchased by the wider community to support breast cancer research for $10 by contacting the Canberra Grammar School on 6260 9700. Photo and interview opportunities can be arranged on request.