"I want to raise money for the Cancer Society because they looked after my Mum when she was so sick.” — Lochie (age 8)
Join the launch of ‘Lochie’s 12:00 Hour Ski Challenge’ at Coronet Peak on Friday, 5 August
Lochie Win is a special 8-year-old who is busy planning his third fundraising event for the Cancer Society with the support of his proud father, Luke. Lochie was four years old when his mum Rebecca discovered she had a massive cancer tumour in her adrenal gland.
Lochie said, "I want to raise money for the Cancer Society because they looked after my Mum when she was so sick.”
The tight-knit Win family is unstoppable. Join the launch of their 2022 fundraiser, ‘Lochie’s 12:00 Hour Ski Challenge’ at Coronet Peak on Friday, 5 August.
Lochie’s inspiration is his mum, Rebecca, who is now in remission. He wants others to get help from the Cancer Society as his mum did. In 2020, Lochie started his incredible fundraising journey by skiing 40 days at Cardrona, raising over $10,000. In 2021 Lochie and his dad Luke skied all the ski fields across New Zealand, raising $17,000.
This year, Lochie wants to invite everyone who loves to ski and fundraise to complete a 12-hour endurance Ski/Board challenge at Coronet Peak, the home of night skiing in New Zealand. He is excited that the NZ Ski Coronet Peak team has come on board to help him run this event on their incredible mountain.
The Cancer Society provides vital support to people affected by all types of cancer. It also funds cancer awareness campaigns and essential research. The Cancer Society's support is more crucial than ever, with demand for their services increasing as more people get cancer.
Cancer Society chief executive Rachael Hart said, “Lochie is our superstar fundraiser. Not only is Lochie raising vital funds to support people with cancer, but he is building awareness on how the Cancer Society can support people facing a cancer diagnosis like his mum.
"We are so grateful to Lochie and Luke for their ongoing valuable ski fundraisers.”
Everything the Cancer Society does is made possible through the community's incredible generosity. The Cancer Society is calling on skiers to support Lochie’s event to allow the Cancer Society to be there for people facing a cancer diagnosis now and in the future.
Register your team
Passionate skiers or snowboarders can register their team to complete 12 hours of nonstop skiing to raise money for the Cancer Society.
About the Cancer Society of New Zealand
The Cancer Society of New Zealand is the country's leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for New Zealanders. We are committed to working with communities and decision-makers by providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in information and support, research and health promotion.