Building a legacy

Melissa Vining and her late husband Blair spent his year-long cancer battle fighting for better care for his fellow cancer sufferers.   Now, donors can buy bricks to contribute their part to the Southland Charity Hospital being built as a result of the couple’s efforts. Blair was given just weeks to live when he was […]

Think Pink

Broadcaster and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Ambassador Stacey Morrison is encouraging Cantabrians to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this July, to help raise urgent funds needed to support patients and save lives. In the Canterbury DHB area, about 400 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Nationally, that number is 3,300 and, with more […]

Jumping for Cancer

Jumping for Cancer

At the age of 31, Lisa Tennekoon was diagnosed with breast cancer and her happy life suddenly morphed into an endurance test of harrowing chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions.     Lisa’s mother Bev Morrissey was diagnosed with breast cancer at 62 and died from it aged 64, then six years ago, Lisa’s father John died […]

Supporting innovative Cancer research

Supporting innovative Cancer research: Cancer research trust NZ

Statistics show that almost everyone in New Zealand at some point will be affected by cancer in their lifetime, but with research identifying improvements and more effective treatment, many people are living longer with cancer and many cancers can now be cured. Research is the best hope against cancer, according to the Cancer Research Trust […]