WC4RC - Wine Community for Raymond Chan

$60,285 of $40,000 goal
Given by 293 generous donors in 5 days

Raymond Chan requires expensive cancer treatment and needs the wine community's help to get it.



Raymond Chan knows wine.

He's a well-known personality of the New Zealand Wine Community. He's been tasting wine and writing reviews for many years, to the benefit of a significant number of vineyards, wineries, brands, individuals and the wine-loving public across the country.

Sadly, Raymond also knows cancer. He needs our support to fund treatment with the incredibly expensive drug Keytruda. He's not covered by Pharmac for this, as his cancer is not melanoma, so these sessions - for which he may need a good few - are around $9,000 per treatment.

Please contribute as much as you can for Raymond, and partner Sue Davies, to continue treatment. They have already paid for sessions and have now exhausted all financial resources.

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We're a group of wine community folk and friends of Raymond Chan and Sue Davies. We have huge respect for them both, and want to help support, in any way possible, Raymond's return to health and happiness.

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We did it. In blistering time!  27 August 2016

There's probably no better word right now than WOW.

When we kicked this off on Wednesday night, we expected it to pretty much tick along for a couple of months - and yet in a couple of *days* an amazingly generous wine community (and friends outside it) have not only reached the nominal target, but blown it out of the water.

The level is now enough to fund the next part of Raymond's Keytruda treatment. At that point, but only then, will the oncologists be able to determine to what degree it’s working and how much more to continue with. Or (and everyone certainly hopes this is not the scenario), it may not be delivering the desired result, in which case paying for more won't be worth it.

So there’s now a bit of time to pass until it’s known whether more fundraising, to what level, is necessary.

Many, many thanks from Raymond and Sue meantime. They are absolutely overwhelmed and so grateful for the support, with a depth of emotion that words simply cannot describe.

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36 bottles
36 bottles on 28 Aug 2016
All the very best Raymond. You are awesome, always learn heaps from you.
Dawn & Harry x
Dawn & Harry x on 28 Aug 2016
Your a Ray of sunshine! Get well soon xoxox
Jane Lenting
Jane Lenting on 28 Aug 2016
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 28 Aug 2016
Jo Janssen & Adrian Landon-Lane
Jo Janssen & Adrian Landon-Lane on 28 Aug 2016
In our thoughts Raymond and Sue. All the best for the next stage of your treatment.

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