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The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer So­ci­ety is seek­ing par­tic­i­pants for its next fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive, Jump for Cancer, a unique fundrais­ing event in which peo­ple raise funds in re­turn for a tan­dem sky­dive.

The event, sched­uled for Novem­ber 5, with Sky­dive Taupo and or­gan­is­ers say they are ex­pect­ing it to take their fundrais­ing ef­forts to new heights. ’’Last year par­tic­i­pants raised an im­pres­sive $28,000. This year we are giv­ing more peo­ple the chance to jump for cancer and are hop­ing that we will raise even more,’’ says Ca­tri­ona Find­lay, Fundrais­ing Manager for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer So­ci­ety.

Fundrais­ers are re­quired to raise a min­i­mum of $800 in ex­change for a 12,000 feet tan­dem sky­dive or $1000 in ex­change for a 15,000 feet tan­dem sky­dive with one of Sky­dive Taupo’s pro­fes­sional sky­div­ing in­struc­tors. The sky­dive it­self will be in one of the worlds most scenic drop zones with views of snow capped moun­tains and the fresh blue wa­ters of Lake Taupo.

Find­lay says the event is great for both adrenalin seek­ers and those who are scared of heights.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, check out can­cernz.org.nz. To reg­is­ter your in­ter­est for Jump for Cancer, en­ter your de­tails here.

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