Every day amazing kiwis organise fundraising events, sign up to marathons, saddle up on a horse or bike and take part in many other wonderful activities to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand. If you’re in need of some pinkspiration or just curious to see how some of our past fundraisers have used their fundraising pages, take a look at what some incredible supporters have done before and get pinkspired!
WIMA's Pink Ribbon Ride
Auckland & Wellington
Every year for the past twelve years The Women’s International Motorcycle Association (WIMA), have organised an annual pink ribbon ride in Wellington and Auckland raising funds for The NZBCF. Local motorcycle clubs (consisting of men and women) come together from all parts of New Zealand to pink up their bikes with ribbons and streamers and themselves (fairy wings over the top of leather jackets aren’t uncommon!) to join over 300 other members for an iconic ride through the city.
Johnny's Ride to Recovery
After Cromwell horse rider Johnny Perkins tragically lost wife Ava to breast cancer, he took it upon himself to take action against breast cancer doing what he loved, horse trekking. Johnny, with the help of the local Cromwell community, organised a 2 day horse trek from Clyde to Bannockburn through central Otago. 140 passionate horse trekkers took part and raised over $45,000 for The BCFNZ!
It was a bit of a tradition for Christine Keeling to compete in the Speights Coast to Coast event with her husband Peter and more recently with her children. However, after a shocking breast cancer diagnosis in June 2014 and a mastectomy in July you would think this might affect her plans for that year’s event - not so! Christine decided to take part in the tandem team section of the gruelling Coast to Coast event. So in between chemo sessions she began training again; obstacles such as a fractured fibula didn’t hold her back - she completed the race, won most inspiring athlete at the national event and raised $6,730 for The BCFNZ!
A charity curtain raiser at the NZ White Ferns T20 match. Sarah “Hilly” Loughnane rustled up past Wellington Blaze players from around NZ & across the Tasman to support one of their own, Margaret “Squirtie” Presland diagnosed last year. With the support of Wellington Cricket & other generous donors they raised an amazing $16,000 for The BCFNZ!
Meet Winnie Paap. This amazing Taihape woman in her mid-80's shaved off her hair to raise $3200 for The NZBCF. Winnie’s head shave took place at her residence, the Virginia Lodge Rest Home in Wanganui with the support of all the residents. Winnie is proof that anyone can fundraise, no matter your age, where you live or how you do it! Way to go Winnie, you’re an inspiration!
In Daryl’s own words:
“I am a triathlete and this selfish dedication consumes a lot of time, effort and money. The un-selfish part – I, like just about everyone else, has had someone close to me that has been affected by breast cancer.”Daryl signed up for the Taupo full ironman, his toughest physical event. Daryl challenged his supporters to donate and in exchange would “dye my hair pink and run the whole marathon section of the Ironman in a bright pink tutu. Daryl completed the full ironman, tutu and all, and raised over $1,250 to help NZ women!