Looking For Inspiration?

Inspirational Stories

What motivates people to support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation? Read the inspiring stories and dream up your special way of supporting prostate cancer awareness.

Giftbox Boutique – Blue Ribbon Appeal 2020

Leading up to Father’s Day, Giftbox Boutique held its annual blue ribbon appeal to raise money for Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ. The online gift hamper retailer encouraged customers to add a decorative blue ribbon to their Father’s Day gift order for an additional one dollar. Giftbox Boutique then matched this donation meaning two dollars donated for every gift basket sent out with a blue ribbon attached. The blue ribbon appeal raised $1,728 and significantly eclipsed last year’s donation of $720.

“It was great to see so many of our customers getting behind such a deserving cause. Each year, we try and beat our previous year’s donation. We were over the moon to beat this by more than double!” – Katie Grey, Giftbox Boutique Director.

Hautapu Rugby Club’s Blue Ribbon Day Charity Match and Auction

The Cambridge-based rugby club commissioned a special rugby strip, by Paladin Sports, for its Senior A team to play in against opponents Fraser Tech at Memorial Park in Cambridge. People paid a gold coin entry fee as a donation and the Hautapu rugby jerseys were later auctioned at the clubrooms.

The Blue Ribbon event was organised by club member Phil Herewini who was pleased with the result of the charity game and auction, raising over $25,000 for the Foundation.

PCF Ambassador Buck Shelford was the guest speaker and had this to say, “I think the message is getting through to the older generation but we need to work more on the younger ones.

“Men know that when they turn 40, they should start going to their doctor for regular check ups. For the ones younger than that, it’s about being aware of any changes in their body, and going to the doctor for advice.”

Raised over $25,000

DSC_0008Kim McInally – Taranki – Around the Mountain

If there’s one thing in life I thought I would never have to worry about, it’s Prostate Cancer. I was wrong. My Dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2010. Thanks to an early diagnosis and successful surgery, my Dad is a prostate cancer survivor. He’s one of the lucky ones. Prostate cancer is the third biggest killer of men of all cancers (behind lung and bowel cancers).
In honour of my Dad and all the amazing men in my life (my wonderful husband Wayne, my brother Rhys, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends) I’m running a 100 mile (166km) race around beautiful Mt Taranaki for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. It’s a great charity – the money raised will be used to support men currently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer plus fund research into the disease. So please sponsor me now! Many thanks for your support. Raised over $3,420 Source: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/KimMcInally/

Corys SMT RunCorys Electrical – Senior Management Team – 24 Hour Run-A-Thon

Thanks to Corys who are one of our corporate supporters of Blue September, they do a great job every year in raising awareness and funds for the foundation. Well done on the 24 hour Run-A-Thon this year.
Raised $10,000.

Prostate Fundraiser

Great Grape Ride – 2000km London to Valencia

A cunning plan was hatched nearly 7 years ago whilst sitting with my long time friend Simon on a bench in Richmond Park London. I was on holiday with Ann, my wife, apprehensively preparing ourselves for my scheduled radical prostectomy surgery and whatever laid ahead….Read full story
Raised over $14,000.

karen 3Karen Greenwood – Adidas Auckland Marathon

My Dad died of Prostate Cancer 5 years ago. So this year in memory of Dad I’m running the Auckland half marathon in support of Prostate Cancer. It’s a great charity – the money raised will be used to support men currently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer plus also research into the disease.

I’m definitely not a natural runner so this is hard work for me. I have been training all year for this, so would appreciate your support.

Source: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/karengreenwood/

Raised over $700.