Riding for a Reason in the Epic Lake Hawea mountain bike challenge to support Unicorn Foundation NZ
My name is Peter Marriott and I am a 22 year old student undertaking a Masters of Fire Engineering at Canterbury University. I recently completed a bike ride from Bluff to Cape Reinga and on the 16th April I will join the Unicorn Riders riding the Lake Hawea Epic in order to raise money to research neuroendocrine cancer, which is an incurable form of cancer.
My mum Katy had been feeling unwell for some time and in May 2015 her GP admitted her to hospital with a suspected blood clot. Tests showed that there was no blood clot but instead found a neuroendocrine tumour in her small bowel, metastases all through her liver and carcinoid heart disease. This was devastating news as she was only 51 years old. Her condition is most likely inoperable and there is no known cure at this stage. She has four weekly injections which suppress the symptoms and give her a better quality of life. She has adjusted her life style accordingly and hopes and prays that one day a cure for this type of cancer will be found with the help of the Unicorn Foundation.
I thank you for your donation and can assure you that this will make a significant difference in the lives of people diagnosed with this cancer every year.
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).