Pink emblematic of cancer combat
The Mother’s Day fundraiser for breast cancer has again benefited from the resolute efforts of The Doo.
The team — comprising Humpty Doo Primary School staff, students and their parents — have collected $2,770 to date.
Teacher Annette McCormick said the Mother’s Day Classic — usually attracting crowds of people to venues across the nation — was set in a virtual context to ensure social distancing.
“Rather than being at a physical event on the day, participants were able to register online to run or walk (the fundraising) four or eight kilometres at any time, any place, before or on Mother's Day,” she said.
“Our registered staff, students and family members, chose their own location and time to participate.
“Fundraising began early in the year when registrations for the classic opened. But anti-virus protocols prevented us holding our trivia night, which traditionally raises thousands of dollars.
“And our dress in pink event, which normally involves an assembly, became a best dressed judgement made by senior staff moving from class to class. Students made a gold coin donation on the day and we raised more than $1,000.
“Last year, The Doo was the highest fundraising school team in Australia and the 15th highest fundraising team overall.”
Since its first Mother’s Day Classic in 2012 the school has donated nearly $30,000. Donations may be made until 30 June.