Everyday HeroAre you thinking of taking on a personal challenge this year? Well why not fundraise for Arthritis New Zealand at the same time, you will be helping support the 530,000 New Zealanders living with arthritis…
First step is to choose your fundraising target
After you have decided what your fundraising challenge will be, set the amount you want to raise for Arthritis New Zealand and don’t be afraid to aim high, Sir Edmund Hilary summed it up nicely when he said: “You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.”
Then set up your fundraising page
It’s easy we promise all you need to do is click HERE and follow the instructions. If you get stuck please call 04 472 1450. Once it’s set up make sure you send the page’s URL to all of your friends and family so they can sponsor you.
Arthritis. Could you handle it?
In 2011, over 530,000 New Zealanders aged 15 or over are living with at least one type of arthritis. That means most families have a member with arthritis!
- Over a 1000 children and young people under the age of 18, are affected
- Over 25,000 New Zealanders will not work in 2010 due to arthritis
- It is a painful and unpredictable disease
- Arthritis is the single greatest cause of disability in this country
- There is no cure
Why fundraise for us?
It costs Arthritis New Zealand over $5 million a year to provide essential services – the government funds approximately 12%. The balance is met through fundraising activities such as the national Annual Appeal week. By getting sponsored for your challenge, the money you raise will go to help support the thousands of New Zealanders who suffer from arthritis by funding our support services like our Arthritis Educators.
Remember safety first though! Make sure you:
- Prepare and train properly for your activity
- Warm up and cool down properly before and after an event.
- Seek medical advice if you have any doubts about your ability to take part in any activity.
- Take particular care if you are undertaking intensive physical activity of a type, or at a level, which is new to you.
- If you’re planning on taking part in an ‘extreme’ sporting activity, consider whether you need professional instructors or guides to help you.
So enough of the chat, let’s get moving and together we enable a better quality of life for that friend/or family member that sufferers from this painful and debilitating condition. We thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do what we do without you!