Congrats Debs! Inspirational watching you out your body on the line!
Go hard Debs - wish we could come see you in action but I'm sure our crew will scream on our behalf! Have fun Debs ;-) Xx
You got this Debs, have fun too!!
Kick some Arse!
Thanks to everyone who came to the quiz night and helped raise this money. Also thanks to those who texted to donate. Thanks also to everyone who donated raffle prizes especially Little Captain Cakes and Little Wolf Catering.
Awesome Debs we will be there to cheer you on!
This year I have decided to participate in Ringside New Zealand's Fight Night event where I'll go through an intense 12-week journey preparing myself for the boxing ring - eek! This is a huge challenge for me - in that it involves me stepping out of my "training comfort zone" and means I have to do cardio... dun dun dun dun! Those who know me know that cardio is one of my least favourite things in the world, along with brown bananas and people who lie or torture animals - grr!
I digress... doing something uncomfortable is a mere fraction of what many young people who are diagnosed with cancer and their families have to undergo. So I am sucking it up and training towards stepping up and into the ring in November to do my best to represent CanTeen and my CanTeen buddies - Ione and Fenessia.
Ione is a 21 year old mother of a gorgeous 1 year old and a member of CanTeen Northland. Ione has a sister who was diagnosed with cancer in July 2012. At that time, Ione had recently become a young mother and was adapting to looking after her 2 week old baby. The news that her sister and family would now have to travel back and forth to Auckland for treatment was a huge challenge for both Ione and her whanau. With the help of CanTeen and their awesome programmes - Ione is now happy to be a part of Fight Night 11. Ït's awesome to have someone fighting for me. It means a lot and makes me feel special
With your help along the way, Ione and I hope to raise a big bag of money for CanTeen New Zealand, the organisation that supports young Kiwis living with cancer as a patient, sibling or bereaved sibling. The Fight Night event for those contending will be held on Friday, 15 November 2013.
Donations, raised by us as the Fight Night participants and Fight to Live participants, will go towards the delivery of a range of professional and educational workshops, recreational activities, as well as leadership and development opportunities for members.
So, as a CanTeen Ringside Collector, I’m asking you to support me on my journey while at the same time supporting the journey of a young person living with cancer. Large or small donations are hugely welcome - but I am also willing to put myself out there for some extra dosh for this awesome charity - so get creative and then get your wallet out if you have an idea of something that you'd like me to do to encourage you to be even more generous to this cause.
Together, we can change their lives.
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