Little ones go blue in Blue September day
‘Never give up’ is the message from Inspiring Kids Early Learning Centre to all the prostate cancer patients in Rotorua Hospital.
Inspiring Kids do the Pink Walk for breast cancer every year, and this year Whaea Maxine Brennan had an idea to get involved with Blue September for prostate cancer.
All of the staff were on board and visited Rotorua Hospital.
However, centre manager Lily Gouws says first they needed to make the children aware of Blue September, challenging for children that young. They concentrated on things such as being positive, nice words and listening ears.
“We must always tell the sick people never to give up.”
The centre made a painting where a bird named Cancer tried to swallow a teddy but the teddy fought back.
“We painted the story on an easel so that our patients can always look at it.” David Boles, the Cancer Care co-ordinator, received the teddy cake baked for the patients, with balloons and the painting.
They will hang it on the wall so that all the patients will see the message. Doctor Horri Dass received the teddy that says, “I love you all the way to the moon and back.”
The staff were grateful and Horri told Lily that prostate cancer is more common than other cancers.
“The patients loved our adorable children and it was amazing to see their smiles.”
Inspiring Kids challenge all the preschools in Rotorua to be aware of Blue September and join them next year to fundraise with a blue dress-up day.
Inspiring Kids Early Learning Centre and Rotorua Hospital staff getting behind Blue September for prostate cancer.