MATER Christi Christian College students last Tuesday joined forces to hold their breast cancer awareness day.
In display of great compassion and teamwork, the highpoint was when more than 900 students linked together to form a Mini Field of Women on the school’s sports court.
The major logistical effort can be viewed on the school’s Facebook page.
The team effort was largely due to the efforts of a group of Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students, who have arranged various activities to support breast cancer awareness.
One of the 18 who participated in organising the projects were, Erin Hartley, who said the initiative has helped the students gain a range of skills.
Ms Hartley said among their projects have including everything from putting together the video, to making cups of pink-coloured hot chocolate.
“Being an all-girls school, there are many who have already, or who may one day, be affected by breast cancer,” she said.
“This has brought us together as a community and it’s been great to be part of something so positive.”
Ms Hartley said many of the students were inspired by the plight of personal development teacher Sara Mugridge, who has had personal challenges with breast cancer.
Throughout the three-month project, the 18 students have been allocated different roles in helping to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.
All funds raised on the day will go towards the Breast Cancer Network.
Meanwhile, Cancer Council Victoria is urging women to register to host a Girls’ Night In event next month to support the 5500 Victorian women who will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer this year.
Each October, thousands of Victorians come together to show their support through the Girls’ Night In events.
All money raised will go towards Cancer Council.