On Wednesday 10 August, CGS hosted its 4th Annual ‘Pink Day’, a student-based initiative to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year the day involved wearing pink scarves and items from previous years such as socks, beanies and ties. Wearing their vibrant and eccentric pieces of clothing through the day, students were able to generate conversations and raise awareness for those impacted by breast cancer and their families, as well as raising funds to help research a cure and treatment.
This year funds were pledged to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to support their goal of achieving zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. The Foundation was chosen for this year’s initiative as the student leaders felt that the Foundation carried a valuable message, and hoped that CGS’s contribution would help towards their success. The students raised approximately $11,000 for the NBCF.
The 2016 Pink Day initiative was led by six Year 11 IBDP students, including Lachie Martin, Miguel Salcedo, Irwin Ip, Nicholas Arnold, Daniel Cherepinskiy and Harry Campbell. Collaborating from the start of Term 1, the students worked with CGS staff members Ms Holbrook, Ms Tuan and Ms Overheu to make the day a reality.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the day, from students to community members, and for their contribution to breast cancer research.