Running for my best friend & for cancer

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Raising funds for Waipuna Hospice, which does incredible work in our community.

Bay of Plenty

My best friend Heather and I have been a pair since university. We have very different lives, and live in different cities, but we are close. And now, since her cancer diagnosis, even closer.

Palliative chemo has not worked so we are doing everything else we can think of to make the most of our time. This includes hopefully completing a 6km+ run during the Waipuna Hospice Super Hero Run/Walk 2020 on March 22 in Tauranga.

Heather will be in her local hospice eventually. The work they do is amazing, and they need support to keep doing it.

I started running last year, and it helps when things feel tough. I'm doing this run to raise awareness and funds for Waipuna Hospice in Bay of Plenty. They need to raise over $4 million every year so every dollar counts!

Katherine Whittaker's involvement (page creator)

My best friend has terminal bowel cancer. The hospices need our support so they can support our people.

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Cancellation of Event - Wonder Woman will still run  14 March 2020

Hello friends, and amazing friends of friends,

Yesterday management of Waipuna Hospice announced their decision to cancel the Superhero Walk/Run on March 22 due to COVID-19.

I am very disappointed, as I am sure the team there are. But I understand their decision.

However, I will still run the course on March 22, even if it's alone.

I hope this works for all you lovely people - the money will still all go to Waipuna Hospice.

- Katherine/ Wonder Woman

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Waipuna Hospice Super Hero Walk 2020

Walk or run with us to honour, remember or celebrate a hero in your life.

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Donna on 20 Mar 2020
Such a lovely tribute to a special friendship.
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Planning Works on 17 Mar 2020
Proud to be on your support team xtx
Jan on 16 Mar 2020
Well done, cuzzy. You are a star! xxoo
Simon on 12 Mar 2020
Simon on 12 Mar 2020
Great cause to give to. Rangimarie.

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This page was created on 26 Feb 2020 and closed on 23 Mar 2020.