Blue Do for prostate cancer
A “Blue Do” fundraiser will take place at the TET Kings Theatre this weekend, as part of Blue September — a fundraising month for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand
Stratford resident Viv Perry has organised the fundraising event, a screening of the movie Mission Impossible: Fallout and says she would love to raise $1000 for the foundation.
Viv was at the Prospero Farmers Market on Saturday to raise awareness of the work the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand does and to promote the Blue Do event.
As well as entry to the movie itself, the $20 ticket for the fundraiser includes some “blue” refreshments says Viv.
“We will also have raffles and auctions on the day, so bring your wallets along.”
Thanks to support from local businesses, Viv says she also has spot prizes to give out on the day before the screening starts.
“All funds raised are going straight to the foundation.”
Viv says she has always supported fundraisers connected to cancer in some way, as it is a disease which has affected her life in several ways.
“My father had testicular cancer many years ago, while my cousin was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he was in his late 50s.”
Last year Viv helped with the Taranaki Relay for Life event and says she has always been passionate about helping cancer sufferers through fundraising and events where she can.
Viv says the timing of the fundraiser is deliberate — it takes place on Father’s Day — and she hopes people will buy their dads, grandads and other male relatives tickets as a fun thing to do on the day.
■ Blue Do Fundraiser: $20 Screening of Mission Impossible: Fallout at the TET Kings Theatre.
2.3-pm, Sunday, September 2.. Tickets available from First National Mills and Gibbon office on Broadway. Ticket price includes refreshments.