“I am terrified of heights, but if skydiving was easy, it wouldn’t be a challenge. Every day, 71 New Zealanders hear the words ‘you have cancer.’ How frightening would it be to hear these words‽ I am jumping for all these brave people that live with cancer every day."
—Rachael Hart, Chief Executive
The Cancer Society invites courageous people to ‘Jump For Cancer’ to support the 1 in 3 people impacted by cancer. The skydive fundraiser will happen at Skydive Wanaka on Saturday, 14 May and at NZONE Skydive Queenstown on Saturday, 28 May where Cancer Society staff will be cheering on the brave jumpers. Skydivers can also arrange another time in May if these jump days do not suit.
Cancer Society Otago and Southland chief executive Rachael Hart will be jumping for cancer. She is terrified about skydiving but feels it can’t be as terrifying as being told you have cancer.
This ultimate adrenaline fundraiser will offer an unforgettable experience. Fundraisers who raise a minimum of $1,000 will get to take the plunge for free. The money raised will support people with cancer and programmes to help prevent cancer.
You can sign up as a team, such as a workplace or an individual. Regardless, each person must raise $1000 or more to qualify for a free jump.
Ms Hart says “I am terrified of heights, but if skydiving was easy, it wouldn’t be a challenge. Every day, 71 New Zealanders hear the words ‘you have cancer.’ How frightening would it be to hear these words‽ I am jumping for all these brave people that live with cancer every day."
“I have witnessed so much pain and anxiety watching our patients go through their cancer journey. I challenge businesses and individuals to take the plunge with me so we can all make a difference.”
Once participants have signed up, they will receive confirmation from the Cancer Society with everything they need to know about their jump.
The Cancer Society will be in touch to help participants plan their fundraising and prepare for the day.
The Cancer Society challenges people to sign up, raise money, and jump for free. Make a difference and sign up at jumpforcancer.org.nz
Get in touch
For more information, please contact Jonet Warhurst, Marketing and Fundraising Manager
- Jonet Warhurst
- Head of Funding & MarComms