Grace Evetts, Mara Fisher, Neil Bhattacharya, Jatin Sharma and Lee Stace – collectively known as the ‘TMNZ Fast Five’ – are participating in this year’s Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge on 9 August.
They will join other teams from across New Zealand in racing up the 1103-step Auckland Sky Tower . The structure stands an impressive 328m and is 51 floors.
The money TMNZ raises will help Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand pay for patient support, research, information and advocacy.
About Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand is the national charity that supports patients and their families.
Blood cancers combined are the fifth most common form of cancer in New Zealand. An estimated 21,000 people live with blood cancer or a related condition.
In fact, six children and adults in New Zealand are diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma every day.
Despite doing such fantastic work, Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand receives no government funding.
The Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge is a key fundraiser for this organisation. That’s why TMNZ staff are exercising their social responsibility by competing in this event.
How you can help
If you wish to sponsor one of the individual team members or donate directly to the team, you can do so here.
The TMNZ Fast Five are training hard to ensure they are fit and strong enough to tackle the Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge.
However, they cannot raise much-needed funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand without the generosity of others.
They will appreciate any donations, so please give whatever you can.
And remember, anyone who makes a donation of $5 or more is eligible to receive a 33.33 percent tax credit or rebate from IRD.