Leane Flynn is an ovarian cancer patient and OCRF Ambassador who was diagnosed at Stage 3C in April of last year. Leane is now undergoing further treatment after her cancer returned in March, yet she remains an active advocate for the OCRF and continues to inspire those around her to make a difference.
Motivated by Leane’s story, and her work as a White Shirt Campaign Ambassador, parents and students at her daughter’s school, Strathcona Girls Baptist Grammar in Melbourne rallied together and showed their support for Leane. The school community decided to create a White Shirt Day event, while using the opportunity to educate students about ovarian cancer.
A dedicated group of Year 8 students led the charge in brainstorming and organisation, with support from student leaders throughout the school, and proved that creativity was no barrier.
“We held a vintage flea market, cake stall, sausage sizzle, hair braiding, student designed cards, games and enjoyed the festive atmosphere to the sound of our talented student buskers.”
Held over the period of one lunch hour on White Shirt Day, May 8, the students managed to raise an impressive $2,700 for the OCRF.
Events such as this one reaffirm that everyone can make a positive impact—young or old, student or adult. Thank you to the students, parents, friends, and of course the inspirational Leane for this outstanding effort.