College’s Cathy contributes to cancer cause
ECHUCA College students were celebrating on November 13, but for librarian Cathy Hall it was D-day.
The clock had struck 12.45pm and the time had come to lose her hair for a good cause – supporting the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
She, fellow staff members and students had spent the past month raising money to support the work of ACRF, and ultimately, Cathy’s head shave event. Cathy is one of the lucky ones in her family, as many of her relatives possess the BRCA gene mutation – making them more susceptible to getting cancer.
People with the BRCA 2 gene are five times more likely to be diagnosed.
At the start of her fundraising, Cathy didn’t want to set a goal, but was coerced into a reasonable target of $750.
She and the school shot well past that with a total of $4255 donated for cancer research.
The ACRF is a non-government organisation that funds equipment for cancer research in Australia.
THE TEAM: Emily Bongiovanni, Catherine Elms, Victoria Bonsey, Anhony Broekman, Colleen Broekman and, front, Cathy Hall.