'Touched by Cancer' Board Launched for HAIR RAISING

'Touched by Cancer' Board Launched for HAIR RAISING
HAIR RAISING poster art

As part of the build-up to Rustenburg's much anticipated dramatic production of HAIR RAISING in August, everyone in the school community who has either been directly or indirectly impacted by cancer was invited to leave their mark on a "Touched by Cancer" display board in the Kemp Hall foyer. Every carefully placed fingerprint belongs to someone at Rustenburg who either knows someone, or has known someone, with cancer.

HAIR RAISING attempts to raise awareness for just how prevalent this disease is. All profits from the show are going to St. Luke's Hospice, an organisation which cares for about 800 patients on any one day, 60% of whom have cancer. The HAIR RAISING initiative was, at first, inspired by the experience of Rustenburg Old Girl, Karin Wiese. Karin was Deputy Headgirl in 2006 and, in her Matric year, was diagnosed with cancer. Although extensive treatment meant that she missed many lessons, Karin maintained her 'A' aggregate. Her parents donated to the school the Karin Wiese Cup, awarded annually to a Grade 12 learner, who "overcomes great difficulty with dignity."

HAIR RAISING will be performed in the Kemp Hall at Rustenburg from 19 to 23 August this year.

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