Wear it PINK! in May: Supporting breast cancer research

Blackfriars is turning pink.

Throughout May, students are swapping their school ties for pink ties – and even pink bow ties – as we shine a light on breast cancer.

Blackfriars students and staff have already purchased almost $2000 worth of pink accessories, with all profits going to the Adelaide-based Australian Breast Cancer Research.

Wear it PINK! officially kicked off this morning (8 May), coinciding with our Mother’s Day Breakfast and Liturgy.

Students are encouraged to wear their pink ties and bow ties – as well as pink wristbands for the ELC boys and girls – throughout May.

Students wearing the pink ties and bow ties.

“Breast cancer impacts countless lives each year, touching many in our own community, either directly or through loved ones,” Head Prefect Michael Ward said.

“By partnering with Australian Breast Cancer Research, we aim to contribute to vital research that explores new prevention  strategies, innovative treatment plans and ground-breaking detection methods.

“This collaboration not only allows us to extend our support to those affected, but also educates us about the importance of research and community involvement in tackling significant health challenges.

“Together, we stand in solidarity, hopeful that our efforts will help make a difference in the lives of those impacted by breast cancer and move us closer to a future free from the fear of this disease.”

APRIM Angela Collins, who organised the fundraiser, said it was a privilege to be able to shine a light on breast cancer – a condition affecting one in seven Australian women.

“May we aim to courageously reflect the selfless actions and compassionate love of mothers as we try and make a positive difference in the lives of women – and families – facing the challenge of breast cancer,” Ms Collins said.

Australian Breast Cancer Research, part of the Hospital Research Foundation, supports breast cancer research across the disease lifespan; from prevention to treatment to cure. This research is vital to stop the pain breast cancer causes Australian families.

  • Pink ties and bow ties are still available for purchase. See The Hound Store to place your order.

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