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Try the 30:30 challenge!

Challenge yourself to push your limits for 30 minutes a day over 30 days in August to fundraise for the Cancer Society

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Arrange a friendly competition, organise a race, or tackle an obstacle course. Get sponsored, charge an entry fee, or sell tickets for spectators. You can show what you're made of and support a great cause. Choose to challenge yourself for the 30 days of August, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day. It could be, 30 push-ups for 30 days, 30 minutes of exercise a day, or 30 minutes of silence for 30 days – get creative and tailor this to suit you, most importantly have fun with it.

Age is no barrier

After she retired she wanted to do something useful, and according to Betty, this is the most worthwhile cause. "Cancer is such an evil thing, and I want to help people get through it – it's a horrible disease. But there is a lot of hope for people, that's good news," she says. Betty's willingness to help others was put to the test when she was approached to jump out of a plane at 17,000 feet to raise funds. She was 81 years old when she jumped and raised $2,149.

One person - 400 km

When it comes to fundraising, endurance is the name of the game for Thames personal trainer Laura Peacock. In two years, Laura has raised $9,862 for the Cancer Society by pushing her limits in two physical challenges: a 300km cycle on a spin bike and a 100km walk along the Hauraki Rail Trail. “I have countless friends and family who are affected by cancer, so I wanted to show my love and support for them and raise some crucial funds for the Cancer Society,” says Laura. "The highlight was how many people showed up to support me – I was just overwhelmed. It was definitely tough at times but really uplifting to have people join me and share their stories about people they know who have had cancer." Photo: Stuff

How your fundraising makes a difference

There are many ways that your support makes a difference for people with cancer

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The distance our volunteers drive patients to treatment every year
The number of nights people stay in our accommodation
Number of supportive care programme attendees
Total spend on research between 2008 and 2019

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