Blue Do for prostate cancer

Stratford Press - - News - By ILONA HANNE

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.

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