On 24 September 2019, Comet Bay College was a sea of pink as staff and students embraced Pink Day – a free-dress fundraiser supporting the McGrath Foundation.
The fundraiser was organised by the College’s student leaders and included the sale of McGrath Foundation wristbands, a VIVO raffle, student vs teacher cricket match and lunchtime musical performance in the amphitheatre.
Students were asked to give a gold coin donation to take part.
Dean of Positive Culture Team, Kelly Hulin, said it was wonderful to see so many students embracing the fundraiser.
“Some students have gone to a lot of effort today – it’s great to see,” she said.
“Our Student Leaders do an amazing job each and every term organising free-dress events to build our school community.
“Pink Day is a great way to foster some creativity in student dress, while reinforcing the importance of charity fundraising.”
The McGrath Foundation raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, to provide free physical, psychological and emotional support to individuals and families experiencing breast cancer.
It was founded by cricketing great Glenn McGrath and his late wife, Jane, during her second bout of the disease.