Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE - By DANIELLE STREET

STAFF from the New Zealand Blood Ser­vice are tack­ling any flight of steps they can find in prepa­ra­tion for a 1103-stair as­cent on Fri­day.

The sec­ond an­nual Cor­po­rate Sky Tower Stair Climb Chal­lenge is be­ing held this week to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Nephi Arthur from the blood ser­vice says about 24 per cent of its red cells go to cancer pa­tients which is why it de­cided to par­tic­i­pate in the chal­lenge.

‘‘We deal a lot with peo­ple who have cancer so do­ing the stair climb is one way we can recog­nise those re­cip­i­ents,’’ he says.

More than 40 teams have en­tered the cor­po­rate chal­lenge.

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