To honour Rachel Lee's 50th birthday, Deb Ward will walk 50km and raise money for Unicorn Foundation New Zealand.
On 1 June my truly fabulous friend Rachel Lee would have celebrated her 50th birthday but neuroendocrine cancer (NETs for short) cut her wonderful life too short. Rach passed away from NETs just over five years ago.
To honour Rach on such a special occasion, I will walk 50km and raise money for Unicorn Foundation New Zealand.
I’ll walk from the last place I saw Rach, at her house in Takapuna on the day she passed away, to the first place we met as kids at Glen Eden Intermediate School. Setting out at 7am to what I hope will be a beautiful winter sunrise, I’ll walk through the North Shore, across the Upper Harbour Highway and into West Auckland, hoping to finish by sunset.
The Unicorn Foundation team were wonderful to Rach while she was ill and they do so much to support patients while also advocating for better treatments and research into NETs.
Thanks for supporting the Unicorn Foundation team by sponsoring me to walk in Rach’s memory.
Neuroendocrine Cancer NZ (formerly Unicorn Foundation NZ) is a registered charity provides support and information to patients, families and medical professionals involved in the treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET Cancer).
Funds raised will contribute towards supporting clinical research, lobbying for funding and further treatment options to become available to NZ neuroendocrine patients, NET nurse services and building and supporting the NET cancer community.