Fahan’s Open rowers are raising awareness for ovarian cancer

15 February 2024

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This February, Fahan’s Open rowers are raising awareness for ovarian cancer, the sixth most common cause of cancer death among females in Australia. The Opens’ initiative, to wear teal-coloured socks to all Regattas in February, has garnered huge support and, this weekend, the Schools Regatta 2 at Lake Barrington will be a sea of teal! Our crew, led by Co-Captain of Boats, Olivia Farquer, approached Open rowers from Southern and Northern schools and were overwhelmed by their unanimous support to join our crews in wearing teal socks during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

It is heartening to see one of our School values of Community resonate so clearly with our rowers and we are proud of the work they are doing. All profits from the sale of teal socks will be donated to their chosen charity, SHE Gynaecological Cancer Group, who provide support to Tasmanians and their families who have been diagnosed with gynaecological cancers.


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