Every year Michelle organises the Riverdowns Mini Music Festival as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. “I had been running my music festival since my 50th birthday but after I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in late 2017 I saw the opportunity to fundraise for BCFNZ and knew that my friends would be on board to do so.” Michelle organises bands to come and play, sets a theme, provides dinner and sells t-shirts and keyrings. Michelle’s friends and family all purchase tickets and some generous people give cash donations as well. “This fundraiser is so much fun. It brings all my friends (and their friends) together in such an entertaining way. Everyone is on the same page and just wants to dress up and have an awesome night”.