Our class would like to share with you something special that one of our students is doing at the moment. Sophia has made a decision to raise funds for Cancer Council South Australia’s ‘Do it for Cancer‘ community fundraising program.
Sophia made this decision because she has unfortunately had some family members suffer from Cancer. She wants to make a difference and feels that people who a sufferers from Cancer need our help.
An estimated 128,000 new cases of Cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year with that number set to rise to 150,000 by the year 2020. One in two people will be diagnosed with Cancer before the age of 85, however more than half of all Cancers can now be successfully treated, which is great news, but there is still so much more to be done!
Cancer Council is a community-focused charity that relies on the generosity of the community for funding. All fundraising contributes to world-class research, developing prevention programs and providing vital support services for Cancer patients and their families/carers.
Sophia is starting to collect sponsorship to cut her beautiful long hair so that she can raise money for the Cancer Council. Her hair will be donated to the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation (AAAF). Her hair will be used to make a wig and will be a precious gift for a Cancer sufferer who is losing or lost their hair due to ongoing treatments.
Below is a picture of Sophia’s beautiful hair that she is growing for the donation.
Sophia has made a video with the help of her brother. He will be interviewing Sophia and asking her questions about why she wants to donate to the cause and what the money will be going towards. Stay tuned for this video to air soon!
We are all so very proud of Sophia! This is such an amazingly, thoughtful and brave thing she is doing shaving her hair to raise money for what is such an important cause. Cancer is unfortunately a disease that touches many people’s families and friends, and this one special act of kindness will go a long way to helping someone in need.
Sophia has left a box in the classroom for any donations. She has also created a website where you can make online donations.
Click on Sophia’s website here to donate and read her message about why she is donating to this fantastic cause.
For more information about all the wonderful things that the Cancer Council Foundation does, check out their website here!