Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC)
Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand is the leading organisation in New Zealand dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood conditions. LBC offers patient and family support, educational and support programmes, grants and research, and advocacy.
LBC is proud to be an official Charity Partner of the NZ Breakers, and to show support NZ Breakers take part in various LBC events to help raise awareness for this worthy cause.
Players and staff regularly participate in Shave for a Cure and the Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge, and most recently coach Paul Henare was involved in the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge. Together with LBC, Breakers players also visit patients and their families at Starship Hospital to uplift spirit and provide a moment of escape.
LBC’s mission is to care and their vision is to cure, so a big part of achieving this is by raising awareness. You can personally help by going online to drive awareness about blood cancer through social media, volunteering your time, as well as fundraising to support the community.
There are lots of ways to support and every little bit helps.
Graeme Dingle Foundation
The Graeme Dingle Foundation is an established charity and a leader in positive child and youth development. Annually the foundation works with almost 18,000 children throughout New Zealand to bring about a positive change to young New Zealander’s lives.
The foundation runs a number of successfully proven programmes – Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator, Project K and MYND for children aged 5 to 17. The goal is to maximise young people’s potential by improving their education, health and well-being.
As a Charity Partner of the SKYCITY Breakers, the Graeme Dingle Foundation have shown their support by attending Breakers games and wearing bright-green t-shirts to raise awareness and create a positive impact in the Breakernation community.