The Great Wall Challenge

Winding its way across the north of China, from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind’s most impressive accomplishments. As part of this adventure, you’ll travel through history to the very heart of China’s ancient culture.

Over five days, you will challenge yourself like never before as you trek on remote and unrestored paths, between mountains, through local villages and across rolling farmlands. With the support of our expert guides, you’ll explore the many facets of the Great Wall, deciphering the ancient stories and poems etched into its watchtowers, every brick seeming to tell a story of war and adventure.

You will also get to explore the contrasting personality of Beijing, immerse yourself in the ancient history of the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, and experience the poignancy of Tiananmen Square.

Best of all, you’ll be helping Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) support the 6 Kiwis a day diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood condition.

The Great Wall Challenge

Blood Cancer or a related condition can strike anyone, anywhere, without warning.

Our team of Support Service Coordinators are there every step of the way to support patients and their families. The fundraising received from the Great Wall Challenge will go towards ensuring we continue to offer this level of support no matter where you are in New Zealand.

Some examples of the programmes offered by Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand include:

Regular support and education groups
Every year we hold 133 support and education groups across the country. These groups provide a place where patients and family members can come together to share their experiences and learn more about their disease from sessions run by health professionals.

A Monkey in My Chair programme
This programme has been designed to keep our young patients connected to their classmates while they undergo treatment. Our support team visits the school to educate them about their classmates’ condition.

Blood Cancer Patient Forum
We hold a biennial Blood Cancer Forum where patients and their families can come together to meet others living with similar conditions and listen to presentations from global experts about their conditions.

The Great Wall Challenge

Dates: 15-24 September 2017
Registration fee: NZD$770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $3,500 (excludes travel)
Travel quote: $4,790*, including taxes
Trip duration: 10 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Accommodation: Twin-share in 3 star hotels and guesthouses
Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)

*Subject to change

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