Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan Contributed

Rock a bob for this year's Ponytail Project

STUDENTS are encouraged to fund raise and rock a new hair-do this year, for a good cause.

Cancer Council Queensland are bringing back their Ponytail Project, and CEO Chris McMillan is calling on students to get involved.

"With one in two people diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, the chances are someone within each school community will be affected by this disease,” she said.

"Ponytail Project empowers students to make a change in the world by supporting people with cancer; people who do not have the choice to lose their hair while they go through treatment.”

The project started in 2015 at St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School after a parent was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Ran annually since then, the Ponytail Project has raised over $320,000 to support Queenslanders affected by cancer.

"The support we received last year was incredible - more than 190 young people committed to the cause - and we hope even more people will sign up for 2019,” Ms McMillan said.

"Every ponytail chopped, and every dollar raised will help fund lifesaving cancer research, prevention and education programs and support services for people in your community in their time of need.

"Get your school on board, grow your hair and fund raise throughout the year and chop off your ponytail in October!”

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