RAIS­ING AWARE­NESS

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

Dr Mal­colm Legget is cy­cling the length of the North Is­land, more than 660 kilo­me­tres, along­side 11 oth­ers to raise funds and aware­ness for Uni­corn Foun­da­tion New Zealand.

The char­ity sup­ports New Zealand suf­fer­ers of neu­roen­docrine tu­mours (NETs) and their fam­i­lies.

The tu­mours can de­velop through­out the body but are par­tic­u­larly con­cen­trated in the gas­troin­testi­nal sys­tem, lung, pan­creas, ovary and testes.

Uni­corn Foun­da­tion New Zealand is hop­ing to in­crease aware­ness and knowl­edge of the dis­ease among the med­i­cal com­mu­nity and is back­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion to fund spe­cial­ist equip­ment not avail­able in hos­pi­tals here.

The group’s ‘‘Tour of New Zealand’’ kicks off on April 11.

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