16 July 2010
In the Market for a Cure
In memory of Sally Paterson, who tragically passed away from brain cancer in August 2009, the Paterson family and team at Just Paterson Real Estate set an ambitious target of raising $50,000 to support the Malaghan Institute's cancer vaccine research. Through their dedication to our cause, Just Paterson succeeded in raising an amazing $60,000 which was presented at a function held in May. We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the Paterson family and the team at Just Paterson for supporting our research and helping our scientists work towards a cure for cancer.
Motorbikes, Fashion & Fundraising
The Auckland Friends of the Malaghan Institute recently organised a very special evening of Fashion and Classic bikes to raise awareness and funds for the Institute. Over 200 guests attended the event entitled We Have Our Engines Running Hot' enjoying an exclusive catwalk show of Petrena Miller designs and a line up of classic motorbikes, in the unique "New York loft" environs of Shed 5 in Central Auckland. The event was a great success, thanks to the wonderful support of the models, backstage team, Cameron Brewer as MC and everyone who gave their time so generously. AMI Insurance, Spy Valley Wines and Deus ex Machina are also to be thanked for their tremendous support.
Love Boat Ball 2010
An Auckland volunteer group held their 8th Love Boat Ball on Auckland's waterfront in early May with funds raised donated to the Malaghan Institute. Originally started in Auckland and then moved to London when many in the group were on their "OEs", the Love Boat Ball has become a tradition and a great excuse to get back together for a good cause. Over $9000 was raised to support our scientist's critical research. Our thanks to the crew for co-ordinating another great event for landlubbers.
Trekking towards a Cure
Every year The Great New Zealand Trek Charitable Trust run a trek for walkers, mountain bikers, and horse riders to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. Since the inception of this annual trek in 1996 it has raised over $300,000 that has been donated to MS organisations. The 2010 Trek from Oparau to Taumaranui spanned eight days and raised $29,000, generously donated to the Malaghan Institute towards MS research. Thank you very much to all those involved.