School donation helps breast cancer campaign

Tuesday November 03, 2015 Written by Published in Health
Avarua school pupils celebrate their successful fundraising effort. 15103026 Avarua school pupils celebrate their successful fundraising effort. 15103026

The Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation received a wonderful surprise on Friday last week, in the form of a donation of more than $300 from Avarua School.

 

Breast Cancer Foundation president Jaewynn McKay said the unexpected gift added to a very successful month of fundraising which culminated in a special show of 50 muumuus at Ngatipa, the residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner, on Saturday night.

“It was a fantastic thing for the school children to do and they raised the money by holding a mufti day.

The Foundation’s launch of PINK October got off to a great start at the beginning of the month with a breakfast meeting at Salsa, featuring special guest Anne Thorp.

Thorp is known as “the Maori Queen of Cuisine” and is a breast cancer survivor. Fundraising and health awareness activities continued through the month and included a first-ever “pink breakfast,” which attracted an enthusiastic crowd and plenty of attention on Manihiki. 

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