Montessori Academy Raises Funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation
On Wednesday 18th October, the Montessori Leadership Team gathered together for a Pink Ribbon Luncheon at Head Office to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
In total, the event raised over $600, which will assist the Australian Breast Cancer Foundation in achieving their target of zero Breast Cancer related deaths in Australia by 2030.
Director of Montessori Academy, Colette Assaf, said: “Sadly, one in eight women in Australia will be directly affected by Breast Cancer in their lifetime. This cruel disease forever changes the lives of those who suffer, and everyone who knows them.
“It is crucial that we support research that aims to improve how Breast Cancer is diagnosed, managed, and treated, as this will help us all move towards a future of prevention and understanding,” she said.
More than 40 Montessori Academy employees donned their preferred shade of pink for the luncheon, and a pink sponsorship ribbon to raise awareness for the cause.
Several Montessori Academy early learning campuses also participated in the event, with students wearing pink, and bringing in a gold coin donation.
Senior Area Manager, Kellie Chahroura, said: “As professional educators, it is our duty to guide the social development of our students, and help them to understand of their world.
“By modelling behaviours that encourage social responsibility, charity, and stewardship, we are encouraging the future generation to be conscious members of their global community,” she said.
This year, the National Breast Cancer Foundation has committed over $12 million to fund more than 30 life-saving research projects.
Pink Ribbon events in October, such as Montessori Academy’s Pink Ribbon Luncheon, are the organisation’s largest fundraisers for the year.