Each week more than three children in New Zealand are diagnosed with cancer. The Child Cancer Foundation aims to reduce the impact of cancer by offering services that ensure children and their families are supported, informed and remain connected at every stage of their cancer journey.
At any one time the Child Cancer Foundation is assisting over 500 families across the country, connecting with families upon diagnosis and offering targeted practical and meaningful assistance in hospital, at home and in the local community.
Professionals is a Gold Star Sponsor of the Child Cancer Foundation. Since 1994 we have helped them continue their invaluable work by contributing over $4.2 million in donations and project funding.
As well as gifting a percentage from each property sale, our offices around the country host numerous fundraising events throughout the year. These funds have helped establish two Family Places in Auckland and Wellington, holiday homes in Taupo and Queenstown and have contributed to the purchase of a national centre in Auckland.
The Professionals Real Estate Group is proud to be supporting the Child Cancer Foundation’s 2016 sibling and family camps.
“Professionals has been a fundraising partner for Child Cancer Foundation for over 21 years, raising in excess of $4.2million to date. To be associated with the Foundation’s camps is a privilege,” says Professionals Real Estate Group’s CEO Mike Henderson.
“These camps are a very important part of the practical support provided to both families and siblings of children with cancer by the Child Cancer Foundation. Supporting the camps provides a very tangible focus for our people to raise funds for such a worthy cause.”
If you would like to donate to the Child Cancer Foundation, please visit: www.childcancer.org.nz or ‘Text HELP to 833 to donate $3’from your mobile phone account or prepaid card. For more information about the Child Cancer Foundation provides please visit their website.
In 2016 the Child Cancer Foundation campaign theme is ‘Help me fight my cancer’. The three national child ambassadors Sophie (5), Webster (6) and Paige (6) will feature on promotional materials and media releases, encouraging kind New Zealanders to help us raise the much needed funds to support children on the cancer journey and their families. Please click here for more information on the appeal.
An accident that injured four year old Paige Hughes’ arm was the start of a nightmare run of injuries for her parents. For more about Paige’s story click here.
After being diagnosed with cancer at only 12 months old, Sophie Pearson has already faced much in her young life. And like her hero, Spiderman, she has faced it with bravery and resilience. For more about Sophie’s story click here.
Webster a tough young man who has tried his hardest to always keep a brave face throughout his cancer treatment. For more about Webster’s story click here.