Santa Maria students get purple for cancer cause

Santa Maria students get purple for cancer cause

IN what has become a hotly anticipated annual tradition, students at Santa Maria College decked themselves out in purple to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA last week.

Purple Bra Day has been running for more than a decade and the 2016 edition brought in more than $2700.

Organised by the Year 12 Student Leadership Council, the event raises both funds and awareness for those battling breast cancer.

All students are encouraged to wear purple clothing on the day and the school handed out awards for best dressed.

There was also a high tea for the Year 5 and 6 students and a fashion parade of Year 12 girls in their ball dresses.

A lunchtime sausage sizzle contributed to the fundraiser and the highlight of the day was a basketball game between staff and students, including a cheerleading demonstration at half time.

Santa Maria College head girl Ana Ika said breast cancer touched the lives of thousands of families every year.

“One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately it is an illness that affects so many women in our lives,” she said.

“It was great to see the whole College community support Purple Bra Day, it is for a great cause and it was such a fun day.”