Ormiston College students undergo clip for a cure - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


For almost a decade, Year 12 girls at Ormiston College have donated their hair for wigs to help those with hair loss from cancer treatment. The Chop, as the annual fundraiser is known, has collected over $100,000 in donations for Mater Chicks in Pink, supporting women living with breast cancer, since the inaugural campaign in 2015.

Cognisant of men’s health issues and inspired by their female peers, the Year 12 boys at Ormiston College sought to initiate their own fundraising campaign and have launched The Clip in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia this year. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, and it is estimated that one in six males will be diagnosed by the time they are 85.

On Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 17 students gathered, having a buzz cut and raising $12,000 in funds for prostate cancer research, awareness and support services. Hair clippings will be donated to Sustainable Salons and used to create hair booms to help rid our oceans of oil spills that endanger bird and marine life.

The Ormiston College Service Leadership Committee, who coordinated the initiative, warmly welcomed Jason Castle, community engagement manager for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, to the event to receive the cheque for $12,000 on behalf of the foundation.

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