Ryan is cycling over 500kms across the South Island in support of kiwis who are affected by neuroendocrine (NET) cancer.
Almost one New Zealander a day is diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer. This is higher in number than brain, ovarian and cervical cancers. Neuroendocrine cancer can affect anyone, at any age and specialised treatment is currently only available on a very limited basis in New Zealand. Patients usually have to travel overseas for treatment at considerable cost. The financial, physical and mental stress this places on patients who are already dealing with the challenge of fighting Neuroendocrine (NET) Cancer is immense.
On 10th April I will begin a 500km 7-day cycle ride through the South and North islands of New Zealand to raise awareness and funds for Unicorn Foundation. This won't be an easy ride for me but is nothing compared to the pain and suffering that Neuroendocrine Tumour patients are currently forced to go through on a daily basis. I have a close friend who unfortunately passed away from this terrible disease a few years ago and the Unicorn Foundation provided wonderful support for her as she courageously battled the disease. I also saw first-hand the added difficulties she faced having to travel to Melbourne for treatment on a frequent basis.
Unicorn Foundation is helping educate and support New Zealand sufferers of neuroendocrine tumours/carcinomas (NETs) and their families. Your donations will go towards providing support to patients, families and medical professionals involved in treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET Cancer) and improve access to treatment and diagnostic tests for New Zealand patients and, where possible, provide funds to researchers and institutions who will work towards a cure for this uncommon group of cancers. By working closely with medical groups, the Unicorn Foundation are helping to raise the profile of neuroendocrine tumours and foster greater knowledge and involvement of primary health care practitioners and help ensure best practice care for patients with these tumours
To donate please click on the pink Donate button. All donations will be eligible for a tax rebate. Every donation helps, no matter how small.
Thank you very much for your generosity.
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.