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Lockington going pink in fight against DPIG

By Jared Prestwidge

THE Lockington community are set to rally behind the Squires family once again as they raise money in support of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma research.

Monique Squires passed away at the age of five after a 13-month battle with DIPG.

For those diagnosed with the rare DIPG brain tumours, there is no cure.

The Squires family’s last fundraising event of the year, Pink Day on November 22, will see Lockington Consolidated School splashed with Monique’s favourite colour.

Students will be dressed up in their best pink outfits, with cupcakes also being sold at the school for $1 each.

But this year it’s more of a “Pink Week”, with FoodWorks Lockington helping the cause.

For every purchase of anything iced pink from November 18 to November 24, FoodWorks will donate $1 to DPIG research.

Monique’s mum, Danielle Squires, said they have raised almost $10,000 this year for The Cure Starts Now Australia.

“It’s fantastic to see the community rallying together to help children and families with DIPG,” she said.

“The more awareness we spread and the more money we raise will only help families suffering from DIPG.”

FoodWorks Lockington owner Breanna Giddings said she jumped at the chance to help contribute to something so close to the community.

“A lot of us have families and what Danielle and her family have been through is something I can’t imagine. It’s nice for us to give a little bit back,” she said.

“We encourage everyone to come on in during the week and purchase something pink for the cause.”

You can also donate directly at give.everydayhero.com/au/team-moni-2019