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St Paul’s students fund Research Grant for fourth consecutive year

Date: May 30, 2017

The St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s 2016 Traralgon Year 6 Relay For Life team were recently invited to accept a Research Award after raising over $8,500 at last year’s Relay For Life held in October at Tyers.

Research Awards are a chance to fund a specific type of cancer research and the Cancer Council of Victoria have established the award in the team name ‘St Paul’s AGS Year 6 Research Award’ in recognition of the outstanding fundraising efforts of last year’s St Paul’s Traralgon Junior School’s Year 6 students.

The team has chosen to support Professor Michael Kershaw and Associate Professor Phil Darcy in their research into Genetic redirection of immunity against cancer (turning the immune system against cancer).

Relay For Life has been completed by St Paul’s Traralgon Junior School’s Year 6 students for the last seven years and this is the fourth consecutive year a Year 6 team from St Paul’s has been able to fund a research grant.

Year 6 teacher, Maria Harkins said, “I am certain that the pride each student feels in regard to their effort in either fundraising, supporting others, sharing the awareness and or learning about the situation, is amplified knowing that they have physically, financially and spiritually made a difference in the world in which they live”.

Maria is also proud that some of her past students have continued with the cause and made their own teams in the Latrobe Valley Relay for Life.

St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s 2017 Year 6 cohort will again support others by taking part in the Relay For Life later this year.