A dedicated team of riders will ride 517km across the South Island of NZ all in support of the NZ Neuroendocrine Cancer community.
From 10-14th April this year a group of cyclists will embark on a 517km journey from Arthur's Pass to Queenstown. As well as conquering personal goals, they will be helping Neuroendocrine Cancer NZ to raise awareness and funds in support of many kiwis affected by neuroendocrine (NET) cancer and their families.
If you're wondering about our name, Team Unicorn, our organisation was formerly Unicorn Foundation NZ until a name change in 2022. We still fondly call members of our NZ NET Community 'Unicorns' because we are unique and spirited; the collective noun for unicorns is 'a blessing' which we believe is also fitting.
What are we fundraising for?
Every day another New Zealander is diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer but because symptoms vary the chances of being misdiagnosed for years with other issues such as IBS is high. It takes an average of five years to get a correct diagnosis, by which time the cancer has usually spread around the body. If every patient gets the right treatment, at the right time, most people can live for many years.
We do not receive any government funding, so your fundraising helps improve diagnosis times through increased awareness as well as increase access to the mainstay treatment - Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy - known as PRRT.
Funds will enable:
* Healthcare professional education
* Patient education
* Public awareness
Early detection, early diagnosis, early treatment = saves lives.
You can learn more about the Tour or NECNZ here:
Ngā mihi nui ki a koe 30 April 2023
This page is about to close so we just wanted to express our thanks again for making this so successful for our riders/fundraisers and NET cancer community.
Please follow us on Facebook and our website for more updates on how we are using the funds raised.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koe xx