Lit­tle ones go blue in Blue Septem­ber day

Rotorua Weekender - - News -

‘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.

Photo / Sup­plied

In­spir­ing Kids Early Learn­ing Cen­tre and Ro­torua Hos­pi­tal staff get­ting be­hind Blue Septem­ber for prostate can­cer.

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