Dave and Marga are cycling over 500kms across the South Island in support of kiwis who are affected by neuroendocrine (NET) cancer.
This will be my third ride in the Tour of New Zealand and second time riding with The Unicorn Foundation and Margarita’s first TONZ ride!
As some of you know, last time I rode with The Unicorn Foundation my wife Carmen had been diagnosed with a brain tumor which required radiation and chemo treatment almost 6 years ago. Three years ago Carmen went through surgery and was also told she needed another round of radiation and chemo therapy. Carmen decided not to have further treatment and passed away on her own terms on October 24th 2018. Although Carmen's was not a Neuroendocrine tumor, our racing for the Unicorn Foundation is my way of helping others who are battling this disease.
Margarita has also lost friends from cancer and deals almost daily at work with people fighting against this awful disease.
We are excited to have the opportunity to ride this tour and as always the TONZ is a challenge for all. This year will be the last time the Tour of New Zealand will be done and is an honor to ride one last time.
Thank you for your support and your donations which will help many fighting Neuroendocrine Cancer and the Unicorn Foundation this and their amazing work in New Zealand.
If you wish to read more about Unicorn Foundation NZ or what neuroendocrine cancer is, please visit the website; www.unicornfoundation.org.nz
Follow the team's TONZ journey: https://www.facebook.com/unicornfoundationNZ
Funds raised will contribute towards supporting clinical research, lobbying for funding and further treatment options to become available to NZ neuroendocrine patients, NET nurse services and building and supporting the NET cancer community.
Denys takes first place! 19 April 2021
We weren't the biggest team on the Tour of NZ, but definitely a strong and dedicated team!
Congratulations Denys on the first place position! You were a well deserving category winner (as were all the category winners!) Also congrats to Kieran for his 4th place in individual men!
We hope our Unicorn Team have all had a well deserved rest over the weekend and enjoyed reflecting on the epic challenge you've just conquered!
Many thanks for the donations that are continuing to come in.
Team Unicorn are riding over 500kms across the South Island in support of kiwis who are affected by neuroendocrine (NET) cancer.