Waikato Sunrise Rotary
Waikato Sunrise Rotary are our Charity of Choice for Balloons over Waikato 2018
Our nominated charity for 2018 is the fantastic Waikato Sunrise Rotary Club. Waikato Sunrise Rotary is one of six Rotary clubs in Hamilton, all committed to supporting the communities we live in.
Rotarians are business, professional and community leaders applying their time and talents to addressing some of the toughest challenges in our communities. The 50 members of Waikato Sunrise volunteer in hands on roles and also work hard to raise funds to support local community organisations doing good - here in our own neighbourhood and also in neighbourhoods around the world.
As Rotarians we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we focus our service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.
Waikato Sunrise is excited about the opportunity of working with Balloons Over Waikato to raise money for this year's nominated cause Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust (WBCRT).
We are delighted to be partnering with Waikato Sunrise Rotary who will provide in excess of 150 volunteers for the event.
They will be fundraising in a variety of ways with all funds raised going towards the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust.
Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust
In the Waikato, more than five women every week are diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s upwards of 300 a year.
These women are our grandmothers, mothers, whaea, aunts, sisters, wives, partners, workmates, friends and neighbours.
Breast Cancer Trials Save Lives
The Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust needs your support to fund evidence based research to enable clinical trials, and projects from the Waikato Breast Cancer Patient Register, so that more women can live today, tomorrow and forever. But it comes at a cost.
There are many different types of breast cancer. Clinical trials are about tailoring treatment to an individual woman’s type of breast cancer to ensure best care and outcomes. It is from clinical trials that progress can be made. Lives can be saved.
The research team, headed by Associate Professor and Surgeon Ian Campbell was established in 2000 when a group of dedicated Waikato Hospital breast cancer specialist doctors and nurses saw the need for establishing clinical trials research.
The Trust is not government funded and relies on grants, sponsors and fundraising activities in the Waikato community.