Colour for a cure – 2015
On Thursday 12 March, the QAHS House Leaders held the annual Colour for a Cure event. As part of the event, which aimed to raise awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation, students elected to have their hair sprayed with their house colours at a cost of $1 per stripe or $5 for a pattern. With the added incentive of house points for the house that raised the most money, the students managed to raise a total of $370.
Ignis House Captain Josie Haggerty said, “We thought that this would be a great way to get people involved with the cause. Leukaemia is a serious illness that affects people all over the world. In 2010, over 2,000 people in Australia alone were diagnosed with leukaemia and did not have access to the support and medical assistance necessary to overcome their illness.”
Ignis Vice House Captain Dania Khawaja responded, “This was my first time attending and hosting this event, it’s needless to say it was carried out remarkably. The whole school shone bright with house colours in their hair – and some shone bright with their beards (good job Mr Cooper)! It was such a successful event, with most of the coloured cans running out as we sprayed our last customers. This was definitely a memorable event… counting down days for next year!”
Ventus House Captain Caitlene Hillman said, “A famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi reads: ‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world’. As a House Leader, I was able to experience and witness everyone’s commitment to this cause, and as a result, the event was a success.”