Pink Day

Each year in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the whole school community participates in a Pink Day to show support for the many thousands of Australian women affected by cancer. This is a fundraising and awareness raising event with all proceeds supporting the Cancer Council, an organisation which aims to minimise the prevalence of cancer through successful prevention, quality treatment, support and world-class research. The first Pink Day at St Aloysius College was held in memory of Nicole Jacobs, a well-respected Science teacher at SAC from 2008 to 2015, who died from breast cancer in June 2015.

Each year for Pink Day, all students and staff are encouraged to come to school dressed in pink and bring along a gold coin donation. Over the years, many activities have taken place on Pink Day, including bake sales, the decoration of classroom doors, games, quizzes and scavenger hunts, with the aim of educating our school community whilst having fun.  Pink ribbons – an iconic symbol for breast cancer support – are also sold.

Maddie Kelly
Social Justice Coordinator 2022

(Pink Day Raffle, St Aloysius College Archives)

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