October 30, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
During the month of October, the Arcare Burnside community were involved in Bandanna Day.
National Bandanna Day is the major fundraising and awareness campaign that helps support young people affected by cancer.
Clients and team members at Arcare Burnside proudly wore colourful bandannas to raise awareness and help raise money for the worthy cause.
“The bandannas are not just symbols, they come with stories.” Lifestyle coordinator Alex said.
The gesture of wearing the bandannas sparked conversation throughout the community, as individuals began discussing their own personal experiences with cancer and the affects that cancer can have on everyone.
To further help the community’s fundraising efforts, the lifestyle team organised a dance performance from the ELS Dance School. Family and friends were invited to attend the performance, and they were encouraged to make a donation.
On a day where a heart-breaking and real illness was prevalent, the beautiful children in the ELS Dance School were able to bring a smile to everyone’s faces through their performance; illuminating the innocence and purity that is still in the world.
Rachel Bailey is the Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has been with Arcare since February 2018, when she started in the role of Relationship Coordinator. Rachel has previously worked in a wide range of roles that equipped her for her responsibilities as Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has previously held marketing roles and administration roles in a range of industries, earning a range of valuable communications skills that she brings to her role today. Rachel attended Lyndhurst Secondary College in Cranbourne, Victoria, graduating with her Victorian Certificate of Education in 2014. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Communication and Media Studies & Public Relations in 2017. Rachel is passionate about her work and believes that strong communication strategies are the key to creating a closer connection between residents in aged care communities and the wider community. Rachel is a firm believer in regular communications to help friends and family keep updated on the lives of their loved ones who are enjoying life in Arcare residences.