Students Make Cut for Cancer Cure

Article published in The Stonnington Leader 26 July 2016 page 9:

'Students Lop Locks For Cash' The Stonnington Leader 26 July 2016 page 1

STUDENTS at St Catherine’s School in Toorak had a date with the clippers recently, losing some locks to raise money for cancer research.

After recently losing her aunt to cancer, Year 12 student Mia Lansell teamed up with her friends Ella Swann and Georgia Bickford to organise a fundraiser which raised more than $28,000 that will go towards helping find a cure. “On both sides of my family, cancer has touched us in one way or another,” Mia said. “If you can help in any way … there’s still so much research to do.”

As well as raising money, Mia and her friends decided to donate the hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths in sup-port of Look Good Feel Better, a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. Mia said her aunt lost a lot of her hair while receiving chemotherapy and this had affected her confidence.

Cancer Council Victoria fundraising director Andrew Buchanan thanked the students for their “incredible support”.

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Rebecca Di Nuzzo

The Stonnington Leader

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