*Child entry, 16 years and under on the day of the event
THE NEXT PINK WALK & BUTTON RUN STARTS IN
Wear your BEST pink finery for breast cancer awareness or yellow in support of local breast cancer research. Even better mix pink and yellow together and then join us from 4.30pm for live entertainment from local band The Meraki, a warm up with Curves Gym, face painting by Alicia Sim Artistry and our ‘Cute as a Button’ or ‘Good Better Best’ merchandise ranges available for purchase.
You can also meet some of Waikato’s great netball and rugby players, arrive before the walk to get an autograph!
We’ve got fantastic prizes for the BEST dressed gal, BEST dressed guy, BEST dressed little person (under 5), BEST dressed young person (5 – 12), BEST dressed teen, BEST dressed group and BEST dressed dog as well as a great raffle to win. Medals for the first, second and third runners and spot prizes along the way, including a $300 voucher for Midas Jewellers – you’ve got to be in it to win it!
Finish the walk and hang around for a sausage sizzle, proudly provided by Braemar Hospital, and one of The Long Black’s amazing coffees after your walk or run.
Our Master of Ceremonies, Stu from The Breeze, Waikato will keep you on your toes throughout the event.
Enter a group as representatives from your business, club or school for the walk or run or get together as many friends and family members as possible together to form the BEST team.
All businesses that register a team will go into the draw to win a Corporate Boot Camp with Fast Lane Fitness.
The BIGGEST team registered will win a X-Golf Grand Slam Package from SkyCity.
Be the BREAST and raise money for research. Every dollar you raise makes a difference, ask your whānau, friends and colleagues
to support you participating in this year’s Pink Walk or Button Run.
Create your own Give a Little page and together we will never let it rest, until good gets better and better gets best.
WHAT IS THE PINK WALK/BUTTON RUN?
The Pink Walk and Button Run is an organised fun sports event that brings together individuals and groups to:
Show support for the mothers, wives, daughters and friends who have battled breast cancer.
Recognise the amazing work of the research team and dedicated breast cancer specialist staff based at Waikato Hospital.
Raise funds to support the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust’s work in developing treatments and cures for breast cancer.
Exercise – after being tucked inside over winter, it’s a great way to re-start the Spring/Summer outdoor activity!
THE BETTER WE UNDERSTAND BREAST CANCER, THE BEST WE CAN FIGHT IT.
In the Waikato, one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every day, as well as 2-3 men each year. The Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust is a charitable trust dedicated to obtaining the best outcomes for these women and men locally, as well as the 3,000 women who are diagnosed in New Zealand each year – and eventually eliminating the disease.
Research is the best weapon we have to fight breast cancer. By providing our patients with access to clinical trials, we can advance our knowledge of breast cancer, discover best-practice treatments, and aim to achieve the outcomes our patients hope so desperately for.
The Waikato Breast Cancer Register is managed and maintained by our trust and provides our medical community with data they can use to benchmark against international standards and ensure that our patients are receiving the best possible treatment.
We receive minimal government funding for our vital research, clinical trials and register; we rely on fundraising events, donations, grants and sponsorship to make our research and clinical trial work happen.
And we need your support to help save the lives of our mothers, whaea, daughters, sisters and partners.
The Trust and research team is led by Waikato Hospital breast surgeon, Ian Campbell. Ian has specialised in treating breast cancer for 30 years, and has been lead researcher in more than 45 clinical trials and research projects locally and nationally as well as having involvement in international trials. Working alongside Ian is an amazing team of researchers and other dedicated staff.
Why the Yellow Button
The Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust truly value the wāhine/women in our lives and believe that mothers are like buttons as they hold everything together. Just as a shirt would fall apart without buttons, the lives of thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer fall apart, as well as the lives of those around them and we are committed to holding lives together through evidence-based breast cancer research.
We proudly connect with patients, doctors, nurses and families in the community at the point of a breast cancer diagnosis and believe that despite breast cancer diagnoses, futures can go on to be ‘bright as a button’.