We heard about Blue September through Social Media, and on looking into it we thought it would suit us and St Eunan's College perfectly. We thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to teach the students about cancer and to fundraise while doing it!
Over the course of a week a presentation in every SPHE class, from First Year up to Sixth Year, was shown. This presentation had a huge amount of interesting and shocking information. And we think that it affected the boys in the school by just making them aware, for example, that Testicular cancer is most common in young men, aged 15 to 34. This really opened everyone's eyes and helped them realise that cancer is truly a universal issue. A really important factor in the presentation was about how to do a self-check, and about symptoms of the most common cancers in Ireland: Testicular, Prostate, Lung, Skin and Bowel cancer. The Presentation is available here.
On the Friday of that week, we had a fundraiser for Blue September. It was a Keepy Uppy Challenge & it worked out really well because it engaged and interested all of the students (again, from First Year right up to Sixth Year). We got a few teachers involved too! In all we raised €107 for Blue September and we'd really like to thank all of the students, parents and teachers for their support in this fantastic campaign! And also to Mr Lennon for being photographer on the day!
- For more information on Blue September, you can visit their website (www.blueseptember.ie)
- Photos from the Keepy Uppy Challenge are available on our Gallery.
- If you'd like more information on our Fundraising and Awareness-raising effort for Blue September, feel free to contact us.