Harrison School Cake Stall for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Harrison School Cake Stall For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and after hearing about it through Dainere’s Rainbow, some extraordinary people had a very special event as part of Turning September Gold.

The history of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month originated in 2010 when the President of the United States, Barack Obama proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness that children with cancer need help from the Community. Since then it has become a global initiative, raising awareness across the globe for childhood cancer.

It is important to be part of something like this because, with awareness comes support.  It is so sad that Government funding is limited and can only stretch so far and the urgently needed and vital funds for research programs and projects which are key for improving outcomes and working towards the reality of a cure predominantly come from the generosity of the Community.

Hearing that Brain Cancer kills more children than any other disease; with a child losing their life every eleven (11) days was devastating and so from reading the Dainere’s Rainbow website and seeing one idea to help raise awareness and funds was to have a Golden Bake that is exactly what Kylie, Hayden and Ashlee decided to do.

Working with passion and heart preparing for the day: from putting up posters, handing out flyers and baking.  With help from some wonderful parents and the wider Community who baked scrumptious cakes and slices a Golden Cake Stall was held at Harrison School on Wednesday 25th September 2019.  It was a delicious and meaningful way to let people know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and a phenomenal total of $200 was raised on the day.

Heartfelt and massive gratitude from all at Dainere’s Rainbow to Kylie, Hayden, Ashlee and all involved for their most extraordinary effort in reaching out during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help make such an important difference.  They are true Golden Champions!

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet and work, the Ngunnawal people, and the many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have now made Canberra their home. We celebrate and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of the ACT and region.

Dainere's Rainbow is a not for profit organisation - 100% of all funds raised or donated go to childhood brain cancer research at Sydney Children's Hospital
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