DISTANCE 1 LAP

Put your pink and yellow gear on, and join our Pink Walk to help raise awareness and
funds for breast cancer research.
Spot prizes for best dressed people and dogs.

DISTANCE 1.5 LAPS

Enter the Button Run for one and half laps around Hamilton Lake, wear pink for breast cancer awareness or yellow in support of
breast cancer research.
Prizes and medals for performance.

EVENT DATE

Thursday 28th October 2021

WHEN & WHERE

Entertainment from 4.30pm
Walk and Run starting at 5.45pm
Innes Common, Hamilton Lake,
Lake Domain Drive

ENTRY FEES

Adult: $20
Child (5-16yrs): $10
Under 5's: FREE

FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE for all registered kids
Free t-shirt for fIRST 100 REGISTRATIONS

*Child entry, 16 years and under on the day of the event. Registration essential to receive a free sausage.
* T-shirts dependent on size availability and need to be collected at the event.


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event entertainment

Wear your BEST pink finery for breast cancer awareness or yellow in support of local breast cancer research. Even better mix pink and yellow together. 

We will be there from 4.30pm enjoying music from The Breeze radio station, taking on the day registrations and selling raffle tickets and our ‘Cute as a Button’ or ‘Good Better Best’ merchandise.

Get your face painted by and warm up with us and Tu Tonu 

We’ve got fantastic prizes for the BEST dressed adultBEST dressed little person (under 5), BEST dressed young person (5 – 12), BEST dressed teen, BEST dressed group and BEST dressed dog as well as a great raffle to win (you must be at the event to claim your prize). 

Medals for the first, second and third runners and spot prizes along the way – you’ve got to be in it to win it! 

Finish the walk and hang around for a sausage sizzle, proudly provided by Braemar Hospital, and a Lickety Sip hot chocolate, coffee or tea after your walk or run. 

Our Master of Ceremonies, Stu from The Breeze, Waikato will keep you on your toes throughout the event. 

TEAM ENTRIES

Enter a group as representatives from your business, club or school for the walk or run or get together as many friends and family members as possible together to form the BEST team. 

All businesses/organisations that register a team will go into the draw to win a fantastic prize! (Watch this space for prize information!)

All teams registered will also go in the draw to win an amazing prize! (to be announced)

Plus we’ve got prizes for the BIGGEST team registered (last year the BIGGEST team had 35 people) 

WAYS TO ENTER YOUR TEAM

    1. One person collates all the names and payments and registers team members on our website.
    2. Agree on a team name, let everyone know that team name and each team member registers themselves on our website and puts in the agreed team name.
    3. Email the names of those in your team to brightasabutton@waikatodhb.health.nz and an invoice will be sent to you for payment.

FUNdraising

Be the BREAST and raise money for research. Every dollar you raise makes a difference,
ask your whānau, friends and colleagues to support you participating in this year’s Pink Walk or Button Run.

Create your own Give a Little page and together we will
never let it rest, until good gets better and better gets best.

WHAT IS THE PINK WALK & BUTTON RUN?

The Pink Walk & Button Run is an organised fun sports event that brings together individuals and groups to:

Show support for the people who have battled breast cancer, and are still fighting against breast cancer.

Recognise the amazing work of the research team and dedicated breast cancer specialist staff based at Waikato Hospital. 

Raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Research Trust’s in developing treatments and cures for breast cancer. 

Exercise! After being tucked up inside over winter, it’s a great way to re-start the Spring/Summer outdoor activity!

THE BETTER WE UNDERSTAND BREAST CANCER, THE BEST WE CAN FIGHT IT

In New Zealand, nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day, as well as 25 men each year. The Breast Cancer Research Trust is a charitable trust dedicated to obtaining the best outcomes for these women and men who are diagnosed in New Zealand each year – and eventually eliminating the disease.

Research is the best weapon we have to fight breast cancer. By providing our patients with access to clinical trials, we can advance our knowledge of breast cancer, discover best-practice treatments, and aim to achieve the outcomes our patients hope so desperately for.

The Breast Cancer Research Trust runs the Waikato / Midlands regional division of the Breast Cancer Foundation National Register. The Register provides our medical community with data they can use to benchmark against international standards and ensure that our patients are receiving the best possible treatment. 

We receive minimal government funding for our vital research, clinical trials and register; we rely on fundraising events, donations, grants and sponsorship to make our research and clinical trial work happen. 

And we need your support to help save the lives of our mothers, whaea, daughters, sisters and partners.

The Trust and research team is led by Waikato Hospital breast surgeon, Ian Campbell. Ian has specialised in treating breast cancer for 30 years, and has been lead researcher in more than 45 clinical trials and research projects locally and nationally as well as having involvement in international trials. Working alongside Ian is an amazing team of researchers and other dedicated staff. 

WHY THE YELLOW BUTTON

The Breast Cancer Research Trust truly value the wāhine/women in our lives and believe that women are like buttons as they hold everything together. Just as a shirt would fall apart without buttons, the lives of thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer fall apart, as well as the lives of those around them and we are committed to holding lives together through evidence-based breast cancer research.

We proudly connect with patients, doctors, nurses and families in the community at the point of a breast cancer diagnosis and believe that despite breast cancer diagnoses, futures can go on to be ‘bright as a button’.

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