We want to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer for early diagnosis and support research into more effective and longer lasting treatments.
When Elsie was diagnosed with Stage 4, high-risk Neuroblastoma in July 2017 we had never heard of this cancer before and certainly never imagined our beautiful girl would have to endure such an experience.
Cancer is the number one natural cause of death in children up to 14 years. Most Childhood Cancer depends on early diagnosis for the best chance of survival and yet it is often left undiagnosed until it symptoms become obvious and treatment is therefore harder. We want to help make sure health professionals and families understand the signs and symptoms to look out for early.
Treatment for child cancer patients is gruelling and often leaves long-term physical and psychological side effects. Research into better, more effective and less damaging treatments would make a huge difference to the experience of these brave warriors as they battle the disease.
After the start-up costs and registration for the charity Neuroblastoma Childhood Cancer NZ have been covered, all other money raised will go towards funding research and future awareness raising campaigns
Thanks to wonderful Lui! 12 April 2019
We'd like to thank Lui and his wonderful supporters for their contributions to this fund.
We attended the event at Plimmerton School today (12 April 2019) to watch Lui have three and a half years worth of hair cut off.
The cut was done by our award winning Pukerua Bay Reds Hairdressers and the long locks are to be sent to Dunedin to be made in to wigs for children who are being treated for Cancer.
We'll keep you updated with the final amounts raised for this event and thanks again for all your support.