Westpac Stadium has been the scene of many a Kiwi sporting triumph and some truly banging concerts over the years. This November, it could also be the place where you smash one of your loftiest fitness goals for 2018 — all while contributing to a great cause.
Stadium Climb Wellington is a new outdoor challenge where you traverse one of the country’s most prized venues in the name of charity. Come 07 November, it won’t be doughnut vendors marching up and down the Westpac Stadium aisles — instead, you’ll be joining hundreds of other climbers as you navigate the stadium’s 4500 steps.
The event is a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. The funds raised will go towards helping local patients with blood cancer or a blood related condition, and their families.You can learn more about why we fundraise.
Feel free to tackle the challenge solo, or gather your mates and sign up as a team for moral support and added fun. The challenge isn’t a timed race; it’s simply designed to be a fun way to get fit (yes, there are prizes on the day + medals) and support a worthy cause.
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is the national charity dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with blood cancers and related blood conditions www.leukaemia.org.nz. The organisation receives no direct government funding.
Key facts about blood cancers
•Based on Ministry of Health data close to 21,000 people are living with a blood cancer in New Zealand.
•Every day, 6 New Zealanders are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That is one person every four hours.
•Blood cancers combined (leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma) are the fifth most common form of cancer in New Zealand
•Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer, while lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in 15 – 24 year-olds.
Visit www.stadiumclimb.co.nz/wellington to learn more.