Pedal power for Unicorn Foundation

Kirsten Hawke

Almost every day a Kiwi is diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer but very few of us know anything about it.
Our newest BUSINESS buddy, Jatin Patel is putting his pedal power into action to improve the diagnosis and management of this cancer in New Zealand.

Pedal power for Unicorn Foundation

Jatin embraces the BUSINESS buddy philanthropic philosophies and when he hits the road on April 6, 2019 – he starts a 630km challenging cycle ride to raise awareness and funds for Unicorn Foundation.

The ride organised by the Tour of New Zealand, a registered charity dedicated to the not-for-profit organisation, starts in Queenstown and ends in Rotorua.

That’s going to be a lot of kilometre counting for this chartered accountant, but Jatin knows what he is in for as he has knocked off the ride a few times before.

“There will be a lot of pain during this ride and I’ll need everyone’s support to keep me motivated,” says Jatin.

“I’m determined to raise $10,000 and every donation to my Unicorn Foundation page will help.”

You can sponsor Jatin here and know you’ve made a difference to people with neuroendocrine cancer, which is higher in number than brain, ovarian and cervical cancers.

The cancer can affect anyone, at any age and can cost upwards of $50,000, which is a huge amount of money and stress for someone facing cancer treatment.

“Currently, there is no facility available in New Zealand to treat this and I want to help change this and bring the treatment here but I need your help and support for it to happen.”

Your donation will go towards providing support to patients, families and medical professionals involved in treatment for neuroendocrine tumours and cancer (NET cancer).

Unicorn Foundation New Zealand is currently working towards bringing specialised treatment called peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) to our nation that will be a huge relief to the patients.

PRRT – a form of targeted molecular therapy used in patients with NET cancers is not available in New Zealand and patients need to travel to Australia for self-funded treatment.

“I cannot do this alone and therefore require your support to encourage and back me up. Together let’s help NET cancer patients in New Zealand with their treatment.”

To donate please visit Jatin’s fundraising page and of course, all donations are eligible for tax rebate.

 For more information please phone Jatin on 027 2914149.

Kirsten Hawke