DUE TO THE UNCERTAIN TIMES OF COVID-19 ALERT LEVELS WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THIS YEAR'S PINK WALK AND BUTTON RUN A VIRTUAL EVENT, GIVING EVERYONE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE TO RAISE AWARENESS OF BREAST CANCER AND FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

DISTANCE 3KM

Put your pink and yellow gear on and
pound the streets to help raise awareness
and funds for breast cancer research.

DISTANCE 6KM

Run 6km anywhere you can in support of
breast cancer research. Run in pink or yellow for the chance to win a BEST dressed prize. 

 

Walk 3km or run 6km
anytime between
Thursday 28th October and
Sunday 31st October 2021

You choose the day, time
and where

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

Raffle tickets
one for $2 or three for $5


COMPLETE YOUR VIRTUAL PINK WALK & BUTTON RUN IN

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HOW THE VIRTUAL WALK AND RUN WORKS

With our virtual Pink Walk and Button Run you can walk 3km’s or run 6km’s anywhere, anytime between Thursday 28th October and Sunday 31st October and support the Breast Cancer Research Trust. 

Complete your walk or run through your neighbourhood, favourite park or even by using a treadmill. 

Record and submit your time for the chance to win first, second or third medals and to receive a participation certificate. You can enter your time here on our website. 

We encourage you to walk with whānau, friends or colleagues but please adhere to the COVID-19 alert level in place at the time of your walk. Prizes for the best-dressed whānau or bubble walking or running together. 

Enter Now and go in the draw to win a rose gold plated link style bracelet, a pair of rose gold plated drop style earrings and a jewellery travel roll (valued at $586) generously donated by Midas Diamond Jewellers.

EVENT PRIZES

On your walk or run 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. 

Take a photo and use the hashtag #pinkwalk or #buttonrun on Facebook and Instagram (make sure your photo is public) or email your photo to brightasabutton@waikatodhb.health.nz

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 dog and BEST dressed whānau or bubble.

Even decorate your bra and wear it proudly on your walk or run (over a t-shirt or if you’re brave just the bra) to enter our BEST decorated bra prize. 

Stu and Camille from The Breeze Waikato will be judging the BEST dressed photos and winners will be announced Wednesday 3rd November on air and posted on the Pink Walk and Button Run Facebook page. 

Remember there are also medals for the first, second and third virtual walkers and runners  – you’ve got to be in it to win it!

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 VIRTUAL PINK WALK & BUTTON RUN?

The Virtual Pink Walk & Button Run is a fun sports event that encourages people 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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