Run The New York Marathon for
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC)

Start spreading the news … you could be heading to The City That Never Sleeps – the ever changing, melting pot of cultures and epicentre of the arts – New York, New York.

New York City wears many crowns, and for a good reason. It’s a destination that people dream of visiting; a true city slicker’s delight. It is also home to one of the best and most iconic road marathons in the world.

Places in the TCS New York Marathon are highly sought after by Kiwi runners, and difficult to secure. Team Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) have a limited number of spots in this prestigious road race for 2018 – your best chance of securing an entry! Come pound the pavements of this awe-inspiring city on Team LBC.

As you run from Staten Island to Manhattan and cross the Queensboro Bridge, you’ll feel yourself digging deeper as you push yourself to reach that finish line in Central Park, millions of people on the sidelines cheering you on.

Not only will you have completed the New York City Marathon, you’ll also have raised the vital funds to support those living with blood cancer.

Run The New York Marathon for
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC)

Treatment for a blood cancer often needs to start immediately to provide the best possible chance of recovery and can continue for months and often years. The cause of blood cancers is unknown and a diagnosis can strike anyone, of any age, at any time and often with little warning.

It is understandable that this means that a person can have their life turned upside down overnight, often with huge impact, including financial, on not only the patient but their family, friends and whanau.

Our team of Support Services Coordinators are there every step of the way. The fundraising received from the Run for Blood Cancer will go towards ensuring that we continue to offer this level of support no matter where you are in New Zealand.

We maintain Support Centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch and we are currently opening a new centre in Dunedin. Our Support Services team are based in these centres and from there, will travel over 80,000 kilometres each year to provide support to patients and their families.

Some examples of the important programmes offered by LBC include:

Regular support and education groups – enabling patients and family members to get together and share their journeys and experiences.

The Annual Blood Cancer Patient Forum providing a unique opportunity to hear prominent speakers discuss a wide range of issues relevant to New Zealanders living with blood cancer or related blood conditions.

Kid’s Club supporting siblings and children of those with a blood cancer. Children aged 5-12 learn coping mechanisms and can share their stories in a safe, positive environment.

LBC Winter Workshops – a national roadshow with a speaker on a critical topic to upskill and engage the health professionals working with blood cancer patients and their caregivers.

Run The New York Marathon for
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC)

Marathon date: Sunday, 4 November 2018

Physical activity: Marathon

Challenge grade: 5/5 (challenging)

Registration fee: $770 per runner (non-refundable)

Fundraising target for LBC: $10,000

Travel quote: Accommodation packages from $4,175*

Accommodation: 5 or 7 nights twin-share in 4 star hotel

* Subject to change. All prices quoted are in NZ dollars
Accommodation package includes: A one week Metro pass, Airport transfer to hotel on 31 October 2018, New York Marathon entry ticket and post-marathon celebratory drinks.  

Run The New York Marathon for
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC)

1. Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack which includes a booking form.

2. Or just give us a call on 09 280 3339 with any questions or to register by phone.


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