Each year we have heaps of riders ask if they can use the event to raise funds for charity. We’re excited to announce that we’ve now adopted a multi-charity approach and have teamed up with Grassrootz so you can raise funds for your favourite charity.
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We’re thrilled to have Gut Cancer Foundation and Bowel Cancer NZ as Champion Charities for this year’s event. If you don’t have a charity of choice you can help Gut Cancer Foundation or Bowel Cancer NZ by setting up an online fundraising page or donating when you enter. They would love your support.
Gut Cancer Foundation
Over 5400 New Zealanders are diagnosed with a gut cancer or cancer of the digestive system every year. Sadly, the survival rates for this group of cancers are particularly low with over 50% of those diagnosed not surviving beyond 5 years. More people die of a gut cancer each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Your donation will fund life-saving research, education and awareness programs to help improve outcomes for those diagnosed with or at risk from gut cancers.
Bowel Cancer NZ
Every month 250 Kiwis are diagnosed with bowel cancer, and 100 of us will die from this disease. Bowel cancer can strike at any age but is 90% curable if caught early enough. Fundraise for us so we can continue to support the 3,000+ New Zealanders diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. We do this through our 0800 nurse helpline, our online support groups and our free physio and counselling programmes. Sign up today and help beat bowel cancer!
If you have a special charity close to your heart but it is not already listed you can add them simply by emailing us.