On the 11th of September (Term 3), students from year 11 and 12 in Kilburn house at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School combined together to hold a staff brunch to fundraise for Bowel Cancer Australia.
Year 12 Kilburn tutor, Mrs Thompson, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014 and, after a year off work to receive treatment, is now in remission.
"Karen was a much loved friend of mine and so many others. After a tough 3 year battle with cancer we sadly lost Karen in 2016 so I decided to start up a legacy in her honour."
"Karen's wish was for us to raise both awareness and much needed funds for Bowel Cancer Australia which is a charity that receives no government funding." said Cassie.
Neha's husband Matt was diagnosed with bowel cancer and sadly passed away in October 2016. "The words "there is no more treatment left for you Matthew. You'll only be on pain management from now on" are still so fresh in my mind.
He always wanted to see me with shaved head (apparently I would look like Natalie Portman).
An exhibition of artworks celebrating the re-purpose and re-use of clothing labels was held at the Howrah Community Centre from 9-10th December.
The pieces, created by Diana Burgess over a period of 25-years, feature many thousands of clothes labels, crafted into an array of individual works ranging from quilts to handbags.
Matt was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 at just 34 years old.
As part of Red Apple Day and Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Matt wanted to raise awareness of bowel cancer within his workplace at Microsoft Office.