Boys raise money for breast cancer
CLAPS, cheers and the odd wolf whistle greeted 11 Proserpine State High School year 12 boys when they arrived at Pioneer Park in Proserpine on Sunday just before 9am.
The boys raised more than $3500 for breast cancer when they ran the 22km distance between Cannonvale and Proserpine in just under two hours.
For most of the boys, this was the third year they had taken part. All 11 boys rose bright and early on Sunday morning and donned their trademark pink singlets for the run.
Team leader Michael Galea thanked all their parents as well as community members who had donated and supported the boys in their efforts.
"We are very happy with how much we raised," he said
"We're happy with the time we did it in too because we beat last years by 10 minutes.
"We set a faster pace because we had more people this year and it worked."
Michael said he hoped younger generations would continue the fundraiser, as this year is the last year of high school for the teens.