Once again this year, Pierce students took an active part in the events and actions on World Cancer Day (Monday, February 4, 2019). The aim of the actions is to raise awareness and to inform everyone regarding the disease and, mainly, on the progress that science has made in treating it.
First, student-members of the Service Learning Club (Lyceum) and the Volunteerism Club (Gymnasium) designed head scarves, the sale of which made 760 euros, which was donated to the organization “Pame Mazi.” The non-profit organization (www.pamemmazi.org) takes action in oncology hospitals and provides creative activities to cancer patients and their families. The colorful and inspired head scarves conveyed the message that “the head scarf is a symbol of strength and does not define the one who wears it.” The action was supported by P&G and Plaisio.
The president of the organization “Alma Zois,” Ms. Cleopatra Gavriilidou, informed our students on the work of the organization and then, in cooperation with Pantene and AB Vasilopoulos, organized the cutting and donation of hair by student volunteers to be used for the needs of the “Give Strength”program.
Twenty-eight ponytails were collected and will be used in making wigs for our fellow humans who are battling cancer.
Finally, B Lyceum students attended a talk by Dr. Lucas Kaklamanis, Director of the Pathological Anatomy Laboratory at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, on the subject “What is Cancer? Myths and Reality.”