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That's How We Row!

$98,183 of $100,000 goal
Given by 331 generous donors in around 8 months

"That's How We Row" aims to raise $100,000 for the NZ Heart Foundation and increase awareness about heart health and to promote wellbeing.

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Mark Taylor is leading this fundraising initiative after completing the Dans le Noir Harbor Swim last year and raising over $150,000 for the New Zealand Neurological Foundation. Mark, with the backing of Dempsey Wood, is back at it again to support NZ heart research and specialist training for NZ cardiologists.

With a neurological disorder affecting his mobility, vision and health, Mark initially struggled even to use the "erg" for training to do his swim. Two years later he is aiming to spend 8 hours in the seat, targeting 100km and $100,000 for the NZ Heart Foundation.

To support Mark, we have over ten teams from Dempsey Wood and some associated companies on the machines and providing physical and moral support, because... That's How We Row!

"That's How We Row" is a rowing challenge aimed at raising money for the NZ Heart Foundation and bringing awareness to heart health and promote wellbeing. Our Whānau has seen the effects of heart disease up close and is eager to reach the fundraising goal of $100,000.

Heart health hit close to home for Mark and Dempsey Wood in 2019 when one of our own experienced a heart attack on site. They are making a full recovery, thanks to the quick response of site staff and the care and attention of medical professionals but events such as this strike home. We need to consider the severity of heart health and this event has encouraged us to do more for the health of the ones we love.

Our teams of dedicated Whanau will be completing a 100km row on November 6th while at the same time sharing their inspirational stories and promoting weight loss and improved wellbeing. All proceeds will go directly to the NZ Heart Foundation.

Please help in any way you can. We will have multiple fundraising events over the next six months and encourage all the DW Whānau, their families and our wider community to get behind this great cause. Every 90 minutes a NZer dies from heart disease. Think about that and then give what you can afford. Ngā mihi.

Mark Taylor's involvement (page creator)

My family and friends have been impacted by heart disease and the health of our heart is something that we all need to take more seriously. I am organising an eight-hour rowing challenge to raise money and awareness around this great cause.

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Thank you for your continued support!  30 November 2020

Posted by: Mark Taylor

Great News! We are just a few dollars short of the $100,000 target, AND we are about to be featured in the Heart Foundation Newsletter and News for December.

We all know what great work the foundation does for research and education, and it is heart-warming for them to recognise the work Mark and the team are doing to help here.

Better news! We are extending this page for a few extra weeks so that the readers of the Heart Foundation newsletter can donate. This means you also still have time to share the story and help raise awareness of heart health in NZ.

Thank you for your support and if you could do one more thing, please share this with your family and friends and let's get those few more dollars so we can get to the $100,000 target!

Ngaa mihi

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Latest donations

Janine on 24 Dec 2020
Andrew on 19 Dec 2020
From Hynds supporting Mark on this great challenge. Charity auction for Karipiro Row Boat Experience
DW BBQ Lunch
DW BBQ Lunch on 08 Dec 2020
DW Bbq lunch
Marcia on 04 Dec 2020
For Conal's Rowing from Marcia Oates and John!
Bruce Walker
Bruce Walker on 30 Nov 2020

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