RGS 2024 Senior Girls

Ponytail Project 2024 QLD

We're rocking the chop to put a stop to cancer!

Did you know that 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime?

We're taking part in Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project campaign to raise funds that will support people impacted by cancer.

Throughout the year, we will be growing my hair as long as possible, alongside peers all across Australia, before chopping off my ponytail and rocking a brand new hairdo. Every ponytail chopped will make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer #chopforchange.

All funds raised will go towards essential cancer support services, prevention programs and lifesaving research. This means everything from transport to get cancer patients to and from their medical appointments, to assisting childcare facilities to keep kids safe from the sun.

We know that we can help create change.

Will you support us?

You can find out more about where your donations go at ponytailproject.com.au/about-cancer-council

Thank you!

Our Achievements

Girl squad assemble, you will achieve incredible things together!

Confidence is your best hairstyle! You look great, now conquer the day!

Halfway there! We believe in you

PROUD! You have reached your team fundraising goal! Your squad are inspiring

Because every picture tells a story! Show us your incredible pony growing progress.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$520

Paul Robke

Great work Dusty suck a great thing to do

$264

Christine Austin

Very special Grandaughter. Can not wait to see you with short hair darling. Love you xx

$211

Shannon Perkins

Well done Chlo 💕 a cause close to our heart

$200

Hanson Cattle Co

We’re incredibly proud that you want to make a difference to someone fighting their biggest fight x

$200

Rachael Austin

So proud of you Kaede Anne, what a wonderful thing to do!

$158

Shobie Wilson

$158

Lonergan Family Xx

Great cause Chloe, well done.

$156

Bliss Beauty By Tayla

$106

Mum And Dad

Proud of you. You’re doing a wonderful thing. Love you 💋

$106

Bronwyn Brunton

$106

Kathy And Doug Poole

Cancer certainly touches many so Thankyou for your willingness to help

$106

Grandma And Grandad

From grandma and grandad

$106

Gayathri Ariyaratne

$106

Emma Hatton

$106

Margaret Weisse

So proud of you, All our love Nanna and poppy xx

$106

Deb Carr

Good luck with the fundraising Cass

$106

Courtney Robinson

$106

Lenny And Leisa Perrett

Proud of you Arianna 👏 🥰 💛

$106

Antoinette Ward

Great job

$106

Dd

🤩🙌

$106

Janyne George

Good luck 🍀

$106

Ian & Gina Ohl

We are so proud of you Kaylee & Nana would be too ❤️

$106

Richardt Janse Van Rensburg

$104

Julie Elliott

$102

Anonymous

$101

Jo Geddes

$100

Anonymous

A kind thing you’re doing Chloe. Every little bit helps out a hurting family xo

$63

Anonymous

$53

Marion

You go girl!!

$53

Anonymous

$53

Jodie Newell

$53

Lynda Bayliss

$53

Grace Hansell

$53

Anonymous

$53

Karen Howe

Wonderful cause! Congratulations on your efforts Ari. 😊

$53

Tracey Hills

$53

Dassie

$53

Andy Paine

$53

Debbie Elliott

Well done Arianna. Wishing you and your team the best of luck with your fundraising

$53

Anonymous

You ARE going to rock the chop Ari! Good on you!

$53

Valmae Childs

$53

Leonie

Happy to support such a great cause.

$53

Narelle Yench

Go Maddy!

$53

Kath Webb

Go beautiful Mad Dog xx

$53

Charlene & Bradey

Great work Cassidy 😊 x

$53

Gail Foulstone

Happy to support such an amazing cause Abby!

$53

Eileen Otto

$53

Anonymous

$53

Reece Summers

$53

The Orams ❤️

$53

Darcie

$53

Karen Smoothy

$53

Shereen Barsby

Love your passion for helping other Ari xx

$53

Kerry Donaghy

Well done Asha, thankyou love Grandfather and Grandma

$53

Michelle Hebbard

Well done Kaylee

$53

Mum And Dad

Such a worthy cause ❤️

$53

Jodie

So proud of you Maggie you are inspirational. Such a worthy cause to be supporting.

$53

Tara Walker

$53

Maylin Van Rensburg

$53

Elizabeth Perkins

So proud of you Grace

$53

Thorne Family

Good on you Grace!

$53

Alex Simpson

Your mum is the best, don't give her a hard time.

$53

Sharon Flower

Good Luck :-)

$53

Anonymous

$53

Sharyn Hilmes

Good on you for putting your hand up for this.

$52

Hayden Abbott

yay

$52

Megan Mccosker

Marcus wants to know if he can do the cut?

$52

Louise Pearce

Awesome Maddy!

$52

Sam Walker

$52

Jesse And Briella

We are both proud and can’t wait to see your new haircut! x

$51

Elle Leahy

$51

Tahlia Austin

$50

Damonn Sypher

Don't chop too much, Chops!

$50

Mum & Dad

Good job doing the chop Chops!

$50

Merv Hollier

Rock it Maggie

$50

Jane Inslay

Good on you Kaylee, I hope you reach your goal x

$50

Max And Marley Pettett

Good on you MJ. Love Max and Marley.

$42

Megan Bartlam

Good luck jenny! What a selfless and inspiring act! Love from the Bartlam’s x

$32

The Crawford's

Brilliant cause Maddie! Good on you!

$32

Joanne Doring

Good on you girls 👌🏻

$32

Mr Davey

$32

Prue Pidgeon

So proud of you 💗

$32

Prue Pidgeon

Proud of you!! 💗

$32

Hayley Austin

$32

Jhett Page

$27

Maggie Clifford

$26

Keary Weber

Well done Cassidy

$26

The Fitzys

$26

Kurt Hoffmann

$26

Jess H

Bye Jenny’s hair!

$26

Allison ☆

You’re gonna look so cute with short hair Jenny!!!! I wish I could donate more, but I’ve got bills to pay :-( thank you for supporting such an amazing cause <3 fuck cancer

$26

Tex And Vanessa Coulson

$26

Rachel Edwards

$21

Charlotte Yuille

So proud of you for doing all this babe!!

$21

Kea Smith

You amazing girlfriend xx

$21

Sharyn Douglas

Good on you Arianna. Such a great cause that you are raising money for.

$21

Charlotte Dowling

So Proud 💗

$21

Janelle Church

$21

Evelyn Miles

BRAVE THING YOUR DOING FOR GREAT CHARITY

$21

Molly Kidd

$21

Marietta Trentin

$21

Cassidy

$21

Muni Morris

$21

Stephanie Nicholas

$21

Anonymous

All the best for your fund-raising Maylin. What a great cause you are supporting. Kind regards, Mel (Alex's Mum)

$21

Munivai Morris

$21

Brooke Larsen

$21

Justine Connor

A great idea for an important cause. Well done Maggie!

$20

Baxters

Your amazing Maddi, well done from the baxters

$16

Matt Lorber

$16

Jorja Bella

$16

Henno Muller

see i’m donating

$15

Tam

$15

Kyla Harth

$13

Anonymous

I'm doing my part

$11

Imogen Davies

$11

Zoe

Good on you Cass 💗

$11

Anonymous

So proud of you Gracie

$11

Jodi Keogh

Top job

$11

Amelia Doyle

$10

Anonymous

$5

Austin Alloway

Hair :) 🌌🥷😜

$5

Yvonne

hi jenny hehe

$5

Anonymous

$4

Anonymous

Cancer, in its multifaceted forms, presents an unequivocal assault on human life, embodying a relentless adversary that knows no boundaries of age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. It is a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells, infiltrating healthy tissues and organs with insidious determination. The repercussions of cancer ripple through every facet of existence, inflicting physical, emotional, and financial devastation upon individuals and their loved ones. From the moment of diagnosis, it unleashes a torrent of fear, uncertainty, and anguish, reshaping the landscape of one's reality into a battleground where every day is a skirmish for survival. Physically, cancer exacts a toll that is both debilitating and excruciating. It usurps the body's intricate biological mechanisms, hijacking cellular processes and subverting regulatory pathways with ruthless efficiency. Tumors burgeon unchecked, encroaching upon vital organs and impeding their function, while metastases metastasize, disseminating malignant cells throughout the body via the circulatory and lymphatic systems, transforming once-healthy tissues into battlegrounds of chaos and destruction. The symptoms of cancer, ranging from debilitating pain and fatigue to nausea, vomiting, and cachexia, erode the quality of life, leaving individuals imprisoned in a cycle of suffering and debilitation. Emotionally, cancer casts a long shadow, permeating the psyche with dread, despair, and desolation. The specter of mortality looms large, casting into sharp relief the fragility of life and the transient nature of existence. Fear grips the heart in a vise-like hold, suffusing every waking moment with apprehension and trepidation, while grief and sorrow cast a pall over relationships and interactions, leaving behind a trail of shattered dreams and fractured hopes. The emotional toll of cancer extends far beyond the individual diagnosed, reverberating through the lives of family members, friends, and caregivers who bear witness to the suffering of their loved ones, grappling with feelings of helplessness, guilt, and profound sorrow. Financially, cancer exacts a staggering toll that can plunge individuals and families into financial ruin. The cost of cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and supportive medications, can escalate into the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, placing an unbearable burden on those already struggling to make ends meet. Lost wages, diminished earning potential, and exorbitant medical bills conspire to push families to the brink of bankruptcy, amplifying the already overwhelming stress and anxiety associated with the disease. Beyond its immediate impact on individuals and families, cancer exerts a far-reaching societal toll, draining healthcare resources, stymieing economic productivity, and perpetuating cycles of poverty and inequality. The quest for effective treatments and cures consumes billions of dollars in research funding annually, diverting resources away from other pressing health concerns and social priorities. Moreover, the inequities inherent in access to cancer care perpetuate disparities in health outcomes, disproportionately affecting marginalized communities and exacerbating existing disparities in health and well-being. In conclusion, cancer stands as a formidable adversary that exacts a devastating toll on individuals, families, and society as a whole. Its physical, emotional, and financial repercussions reverberate through every facet of existence, leaving in their wake a trail of suffering, despair, and shattered dreams. As we confront the myriad challenges posed by this insidious disease, it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to advance scientific research, expand access to high-quality care, and address the social determinants of health that perpetuate disparities in cancer outcomes. Only through collective action and unwavering commitment can we hope to turn the tide in the fight against cancer and alleviate the profound human suffering it engenders.

$2

Tristan Tausz

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