Kate's gaming for 12 hours in support of the Neuroendocrine Cancer community in New Zealand
Hi! I’m Kate, a medical research scientist from the UK. Having lost several relatives to cancer over the last few years, I wanted to do something to try to make a difference to patients and their families. Cancer is not my area of research, so I’m turning to fundraising instead. I’m not much of a runner thanks to chronic pain and fatigue, so the traditional marathon is out. But lockdowns in the UK have brought a new fundraising activity that I can do: gaming. Usually a few hours of gaming is my max due to pain, but that’s not much of a challenge. So instead I’ll be taking on a notoriously difficult game and going for 24 hours split into two sections of 12 hours.
You may be wondering what someone from the UK is doing raising money for Unicorn Foundation NZ (Neuroendocrine Cancer NZ) and not a UK charity (don’t worry, I’m doing that too, hence the two 12 hours sections!). Well, my girlfriend happens to be a Kiwi and her wonderful father is living with NETs, making this particular cause one that is close to my heart.
About Unicorn Foundation
Unicorn Foundation is helping educate and support New Zealand sufferers of neuroendocrine tumours/carcinomas (NETs) and their families. Your donations will go towards providing support to patients, families and medical professionals involved in treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET Cancer) and improve access to treatment and diagnostic tests for New Zealand patients and, where possible, provide funds to researchers and institutions who will work towards a cure for this uncommon group of cancers. By working closely with medical groups, the Unicorn Foundation are helping to raise the profile of neuroendocrine tumours and foster greater knowledge and involvement of primary health care practitioners and help ensure best practice care for patients with these tumours
To donate please click on orange Donate button. All donations will be eligible for a tax rebate. Every donation helps, no matter how small.
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.
Thank you everyone! 2 February 2022
"Thank you all so much for donating! 12 hours gaming and talking was a lot, but the cause is definitely worth it."
On behalf of Kate and Unicorn Foundation NZ (Neuroendocrine Cancer NZ) we greatly appreciate everyone who has supported her fundraiser. Thanks for making a difference.