Marathon effort to battle breast cancer

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

Students at Baldivis Secondary College put on their running shoes for Pink Stumps Day on March 23, raising much-needed funds in the fight against breast cancer.

Donning their brightest pink outfits, more than 500 students ran up and down the school oval in small teams for five hours straight as part of the event.

Baldivis Secondary College youth worker Leigh McIntosh said this year’s event was the fourth occasion the school had got behind the campaign.

“We know in our school there is quite a large number of people who have been touched in some way, someone in their family has had to deal with breast cancer,” he said.

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“We’re really trying to help the local community in building awareness but more so about helping to provide resources into the region with breast care nurses.

“It’s a growing event — we’ve got the community and various businesses donating and getting behind us.”

Students will now aim to raise between $6000 and $8000 over the next two weeks.

Pink Stumps Day is an annual event that raises money for the McGrath Foundation.

Money donated to the foundation is used to fund specialist breast care nurses in the community to help make breast health and understanding a priority.

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