IGS staff support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

IGS held a staff morning tea to recognise Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

The weekly staff morning tea was dedicated to this special cause during Term 3 to honour the children and families facing cancer.

IGS Teacher and Head of Teacher Accreditation in the Primary School, Michelle Weir, paid tribute to her niece Evie Grace.

“Our Evie Grace, diagnosed in August 2013, just after her second birthday, battled through chemotherapy, brain surgery, immunotherapy, radiation, relapse and various other measures of survival for just over four years,” Michelle said.”

“In November 2017 we received the devastating news that Evie had reached the end of her treatment and there was nothing else that could be done for her. A month later, a week before Christmas, Evie received her angel wings at the age of six,” Mrs Weir said.

In support of the Kids Cancer Project, Michelle and her family hold a yearly high tea fundraiser to raise funds, spread awareness and honour those who are fighting cancer.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, their fundraiser could not go ahead as planned. 

“Thanks to Shauna and Mary who have shown their support, we dedicated our staff morning tea on that day to raise funds and awareness for this special cause,” Michelle said.

“I have been overwhelmed by your lovely messages and support. We raised an incredible $1120  or more from our IGS community. How amazing!.”

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