Kakepuku x 10 challenge: Climbing for those living with MND and Huntington's Disease

$26,604 of $15,000 goal
Given by 194 generous donors in around 6 months

Nurse climbing 75km for MND and HD

Te Awamutu, Waikato

Hello!! On the 18th November 2023 I am going to battle my way up Mount Kakepuku 10 times in 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for people living with Motor Neurone and Huntington's Disease.

Kakepuku is in Waipa district of NZ, 449m elevation and approximately 7.5km return trip.

While I will definitely suffer through a lot of the 75km it will be nothing compared to what people living with these conditions do everyday.

Both neurological conditions are rare and life limiting. As a neurology nurse who looks after people with these illnesses in the Waikato I am motivated to raise FUNDS and AWARENESS of these rare diseases.

The funds raised will be split between two charities, MND New Zealand and MS Waikato, to assist with ongoing psychological support for patients and families.

Please come along to support me, do a climb or two for a loved one and donate to make peoples lives a little easier with MND and HD.

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Givealittle page closing on 18th Dec  4 December 2023

Thank you for all your support, the givealittle page will close on the 18th December 2023

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Activity tracking

Time spent exercising: 203 hrs 32 mins
Total distance covered: 1,051.2 km

Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 Dec 2023
Kind donation from Pokuru school.
Chris Kemp
Chris Kemp on 09 Dec 2023
Wish I had seen this earlier, I would have joined you , thanks for all you do and I will see you soon
Emily on 03 Dec 2023
This is from the team at Waikato Equine Vets for their Movember efforts. What a great cause!
MND New Zealand and MS Waikato

Wow thank you so much Equine Vets, this is incredible. Thank you for choosing this local fundraiser for your Movember funds. I so appreciate the support and so will a lot of people living with MND and HD! Regards Ruth

MND New Zealand and MS Waikato
Tom on 02 Dec 2023
MND New Zealand and MS Waikato

Thank you so much for the support for this event. I really appreciate it. Thank you for your donation! Regards Ruth

MND New Zealand and MS Waikato
Linda on 30 Nov 2023
You are amazing
MND New Zealand and MS Waikato

Thank you for supporting this challenge, I so appreciate your donation! Regards Ruth

MND New Zealand and MS Waikato

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This campaign started on 11 Jun 2023 and ended on 18 Dec 2023.