The Seacliff Sevens ‘Do It For Cancer’!
On Wednesday 30 June, 16 year seven students, (and some late additions!) and seven staff members from Seacliff Primary School are making a hairy sacrifice… and they are choosing to ‘Do It For Cancer’.
The group of boys and girls are planning to either shave their heads or chop off their ponytails, in the hope of raising $10,000 in honour of everyone they know affected by cancer, and to support a staff member whose grandson lost his life to cancer earlier this year.
Girls ‘Doing it for Cancer!’
Participating teacher, Paul Knapp, said it’s an important cause that the school community has really come together to support.
“We have been proud of those that have jumped in and have emphasised that it is not about them and how they will look with a crew cut but rather, putting others’ needs before yours,” he explains.
“For us, the hair aspect resonates because it promotes a level of empathy with those who are undergoing treatment and have lost their hair. We have discussed the positive impacts that the students can have with the funds they raise through this fundraiser, including that money raised will go towards ongoing research into cancer treatments.”
Paul says that students will be asking for donations throughout Term 2, before those taking part shave or cut their hair on 30 June at Seacliff Primary from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, with the help of three volunteer hairdressers.
“The students are excited to be doing it for cancer, and we are proud to have two girls who are doing the full shave with the boys and several who are donating ponytails,” he says.
Boys ‘Doing it for Cancer!’
Cancer Council SA Project Manager – Community Fundraising, Emma McKee, says it’s great to see school communities like that of Seacliff Primary School come together to support a future free from cancer.
“’Do It For Cancer’ fundraisers like this are a great way for community groups to support people whose lives have been affected by cancer,” she says.
“There are so many ways to ‘Do It For Cancer’ – including doing something with your hair, doing something active, hosting an event or even giving up a bad habit—with every dollar raised going towards cancer research, information and support, advocacy and prevention initiatives.
“The best thing about ‘Do It For Cancer’ fundraisers like this is that you can do it your way and make a difference.
“We’d love to see more schools, more community groups and more South Australians join in and ‘Do It For Cancer’—just like the Seacliff Sevens!
“I’m so excited to see this groups of students and teachers come together in just over a month to do something with their hair and I hope they reach their target.”
To register for Do It For Cancer, or to find out more, visit https://www.doitforcancer.com.au/