Funds to fight low survival cancers

29 May 2019
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Beaconhills College now has two Cancer Council research awards funded by proceeds from our Relay for Life campaigns earlier this year.

Both Berwick and Pakenham campuses opted to fund ‘low survival cancers’; these include oesophageal, stomach, brain, lung and liver cancer types.

The news was welcomed by the family of Beaconhills student Callum McLoughlin, who lost his battle with cancer in 2018.

Today Headmaster Tony Sheumack and Head of Citizenship and Service Clare Tuohy presented Callum’s family, Kerrie and James, with two Beacon of Hope roses to plant in their garden in Callum’s memory.

It is good to know that that the $47,646 our community raised from Relay for Life will help fund research into a cure for cancers that claim so many lives each year. The Beacon of Hope roses are sold online through our College Shop, with proceeds going to our Relay for Life campaigns and other citizenship and service initiatives.


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