Your scrap metal could be a life saver
Caitlin Hawthorn might look the picture of health, but she is fighting for her life.
The former Massey University student needs to raise $ 7,500 every month for cancer treatment that’s not funded by the public health system.
Now, engineering and fabrication firms from across the country are being asked to donate scrap metal to help Caitlin buy the drugs she needs.
Leading the charge are staff at Active Welding in Auckland’s Onehunga. The firm’s Bridget Robertson, a friend of Caitlin’s parents, is asking members of the engineering community to donate bins of scrap metal.
“We have secured a top rate for your scrap at Commercial Metals in Auckland,” she says. “Just let them know you are fundraising for ‘ Scrapping for Caitlin’.”
Caitlin, lives with her parents in Whangarei, and was studying to be a social worker when she was diagnosed with the rare pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer in 2010 – she will celebrate her 21st birthday on January 5 ( 2014).
Because chemotherapy isn’t helping, her only hope is the drug Everolimus.
Readers can donate to Caitlin’s ASB Med Fund 12-3099- 0027329- 00.
Please use your company name as a reference and if you’d like to know more, email Bridget at active@ welding. co. nz.
Caitlin Hawthorn needs your scrap metal to help fund her life-saving cancer treatment that costs $7,500 every month.