Record at­tempt a step to raise aware­ness

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By KARINA ABADIA

Find­ing out his wife had sec­ondary breast can­cer prompted Adrian Smith to think out­side the box.

He will at­tempt to set a Guin­ness World Record this Satur­day by walk­ing 106 times around Vic­to­ria Park in the dawn to dusk 100km Walk in the Light fundraiser.

He will start the walk at 4am and is hop­ing to com­plete the fi­nal lap by 8pm.

His wife Lyz Smith was di­ag­nosed with life-threat­en­ing sec­ondary breast can­cer last year at the age of 48. Mr Smith wanted to do some­thing spe­cial to sup­port her.

‘‘It had to be dif­fi­cult, chal­leng­ing and at­ten­tion-grab­bing, some­thing a per­son off the street couldn’t do with­out a lot of time and ef­fort,’’ Mr Smith says.

He has al­ready raised more than $8000 to­wards his $10,000 fundrais­ing goal on the Give a Lit­tle web­site.

All the money raised will go to the char­i­ta­ble trust Sweet Louise, which sup­ports New Zealan­ders liv­ing with sec­ondary breast can­cer.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come and cheer Mr Smith on and there will be sausage siz­zles, raf­fles, cricket games and other ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren on the day.

Record at­tempt: Adrian Smith will walk around Vic­to­ria Park 106 times on Satur­day in a bid to set a Guin­ness World Record and raise aware­ness of sec­ondary breast can­cer.

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