Raising Awareness for Young People Living with Cancer

16 November 2015 | General Interest

Bandanna sale

L-R Chelsea Buysen, Mary-Jo Saliba, Jaimie Sawan, Fiona Bennett, Ashleigh Martinez

Mary-Jo Saliba and friends have been selling bandannas to raise funds for CanTeen again this year, to  assist young people living with cancer. Mary-Jo said CanTeen really helped her after she lost the vision in her left eye following diagnosis of osteosarcoma in 2011.  Her fundraising efforts were in honour of her brother James who passed away from osteosarcoma in March this year.

In support of this event Laura Mallia made the brave decision to cut her hair publicly in the school grounds at lunchtime.  Laura lost her long locks and donated them to  Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation (AAAF) where her hair will be used to make wigs for people suffering from the effects of chemotherapy.  All funds raised by Laura will be donated to CanTeen along with the funds raised by Bandanna Day.

 

Laura Mallia

Laura Mallia braving the lunchtime crowd as she lost her locks for a good cause