IGS students raise $20,000+ for cancer research!


During August IGS students raised an incredible $20,045 to help patients with cancer at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse ‘Go The Distance’ challenge supports efforts to reduce the journey from research findings to treatment options, the funds you raise enable the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse to reach more patients and provide access to the highest level of patient care.

In an amazing effort IGS was the second highest fundraiser in this year’s challenge – thanks to our community’s enthusiasm for this cause, generous donations and sponsorship of our students as they ran, walked, skipped and swam the distance. 

During the month, we established a ‘Go The Distance’ Run Club, with students and teachers taking advantage of the nearby Blackwattle Bay to get in extra kilometres towards our fundraising goal.

Throughout the challenge Team IGS participants won some great prizes for their efforts, including ‘Go the Distance’ T-shirts and caps. Sam Matthews (Year 8) won the Marin Nicasion Plus 650b Steel Gravel Bike, and Luka West (Year 7) won a 3 Person Inflatable Kayak. 

IGS has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for supporting patients with cancer and their families through our participation in ‘Go the Distance’.

Participation in challenges such as the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse ‘Go The Distance’ is an important part of school life at IGS and we are very proud of our students for their efforts in this and other IGS Connect initiatives.