RGS Mothers and Daughters fundraiser
STUDENTS at The Rockhampton Grammar School are doing their bit to battle breast cancer, a cause that is close to many students and their families.
A Mothers and Daughters Afternoon Tea raised almost $3000 to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Organised by RGS Year 12 students, Awareness Committee Chair Maddie Lang is very passionate about this particular cause due to her own personal experiences.
"My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in the final week of School in 2014,'' Maddie said.
"It turned our world completely upside down and inside out.
"After two surgeries, taking mum to chemotherapy became part of our family routine and we all had to do some adjusting.
"It was a really tough six months on our entire family, especially mum, but the more I looked around I realised how lucky we were. How lucky we were that she found it early and how lucky we were that modern day research as advanced in leaps and bounds.'
When Maddie decided to create this committee the more she talked to fellow students she soon discovered she was not the only one who had a close family member fighting breast cancer.
"We were able to create something special and a legacy to leave behind to the School,'' Maddie said.
"RGS students have also supported breast cancer fundraising this year with a Girls Boarding Girls Night In and students also participated in this month's Pink Ribbon Run at CQUniversity.