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Over the past 18 months Lou James of the Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust has been involved in a very rewarding and exciting project developing a stand-up-paddle boarding rehabilitation programme for women after breast cancer treatment - PaddleOn.
Fashion for a Cure - Hamilton
Fashion for a Cure is one of the many ways that Breast Cancer Cure fund research into a cure. The event has been delivered successfully in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch since 2012.
Over the course of the evening guests enjoy cocktail function including wine and canapés, fashion show plus a live auction. The event is hosted by one of their celebrity Ambassadors.
Ruta Alo was a kind, quiet and humble person. She believed in tradition and ensured her family knew and upheld cultural practice and values - Fa’a Samoa – the “Samoan way”.
Auckland and Napier waterways will be filled with a new generation of stand pp paddlers this week as the pilot program of Paddle On comes to an end. The eight week program involved teaching stand-up paddling (SUP) to breast cancer survivors and was designed specifically for cancer rehabilitation.
The Australasian Lymphology Association has a grant from IBM to create a patient registry in New Zealand and Australia of those who have lymphoedema. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather information about the extent of the problem, what is offered for treatment and how it affects people’s lives. With this information they can better understand the cost of poorly managed lymphoedema with a goal of having better preventative strategies.
On a glorious summer’s evening during March, a group of mums, dads, grandparents and children gathered on an Auckland beach to launch ‘Memories to Heaven’, an awareness initiative from Kenzie's Gift highlighting that children grieve when they have experienced the death of someone they love.
Please visit the Kenzie's Gift site to read more and see the Memories to Heaven video - http://www.kenziesgift.com/memories-to-heaven
Kenzie's Gift was the grateful recipient of a donation from this year's Round the Bays event held on 8 March in Auckland.
Eight charities shared in the $100,000 donation. Kenzie's Gift CEO Nic Russell (second from left) is seen here at the presentation receiving a cheque for $9,000 from Round the Bays organisers. "It's a wonderful donation for which we are so grateful," said Nic. "These funds will go a long way towards helping us to provide our services to children and families."
The Tauranga-based Boobops dragon boat team (see photo at right) has recently finished another successful dragon boating season, which included competing in the World Dragon Boat Breast Cancer champs in Sarosota, Florida in October 2014.