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Purple Pins for Olivia

One of our Grade 5 students from the St. Raphael Catholic School Community was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a malignant bone tumour that affects children, this past summer.  Olivia has donated her tissues, blood and bone marrow for research in order to help other children. As a school community, we have kept this child in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. 
This child enjoys the art of crafts, especially designing jewellery.  To demonstrate our community support of her and our school spirit, CSAC has initiated the idea of the “PURPLE PIN”.  The Purple Pin represents the child’s passion for jewellery making. The colour purple was chosen because it is the child’s favourite colour. 
On the evenings of Tuesday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 16, members of the St. Raphael Catholic School community (parents, teachers, support staff, community members, our trustee, Patrizia Bottoni, and students) came together to actually make the pins. What a sense of community, goodwill, and labour of love. Everyone came out to carry out this small gesture of support and to demonstrate our fond love and concern for this student within OUR school community. 
The sale of these fashionable Purple Pins for Olivia will have its official kick off on Parent-Teacher Interviews. Each pin will be sold for $2.00.  The child would like ALL proceeds from the Purple Pin sales to be donated to Sick Kids Foundation, on her behalf.  The cost of the materials to make the pins is a donation from a couple of parents in our community.
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