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Less hair for Breast Cancer Support

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Let's raise money for Breast Cancer Support and help them support people. If we raise $500 I'll also shave my hair and beard!

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Four years ago my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. We had recently arrived back from a trip visiting relatives in the UK and were coping with the costs of a building project gone wrong. Finding out she would need surgery, chemotherapy and on-going treatment for many years was quite a shock.

Thanks to an excellent health service, surgery was over quickly and after a short recovery chemotherapy started. Chemotherapy was very unpleasant and left my wife unable to do much around the time of each treatment. At this time many friends and others came to our aid to help with dinners and childcare. This was also when she started going to BCS (Breast Cancer Support) meetings.

BCS supports people with breast cancer in a number of ways. The most prominent of these is through intimate support groups bringing together people to share information and get support from the trained volunteers facilitating them. In addition to the sessions BCS provides one-to-one help, a help line and literature amongst other things. My wife finds the support groups very useful and has met a number of good friends through them. She is also now a volunteer on the BCS committee.

BCS is run on an almost completely voluntary basis and gets all its funding from individual donations and lottery/government grants. On what is a comparatively small budget they have helped thousands of people over the years. As a thank you for what they have done for my wife I am trying to raise money on their behalf. And, as an added bonus for my wife, if I manage to raise $500 I will also shave my hair and beard! Hopefully, for her and BCS, you can find a donation today.

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Kieron Dye

Individual
Auckland

My wife had breast cancer and BCS were a great help to her. Now she is on the committee that helps run the network and I would like to support the good work too.

All funds raised go to:

  • Breast Cancer Support

    We provide information and peer-based community support for women experiencing breast cancer.

“thank you for doing this to support fight against breast cancer!”
“Go Kieron!”
“Great cause to support. Glad that your family found support when you most needed it. Looking forward to seeing you bald :)”
“Good on you! Kieron. My mother also survived through breast cancer and it's very painful. Thank you! for running this. Great Cause!”
“BCS & less hair; two great causes together :D”
“Thank you”
“Great cause, Kieron. Thanks for doing this.”
“Keep up the good work!”
“Hi Kieron, I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of meeting your fabulous wife thru BCS! Good on you, what a supportive hubby!”
“might make you run faster too :-) best wishes to you and the family, and congratulations for your both supporting the charity and the cause.”
  • $2,005.00 donated
  • 68 generous donors

$2,005 donated

$500

  Closed This fundraiser page was created on 05 Dec 2018 and closed at 12:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 01 Feb 2019.

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