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Sky Tower lights up for $750,000 fundraising milestone

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16 May 2014

Sky Tower lights up to celebrate $750,000 fundraising milestone

Auckland’s skyline will glow red and white from Friday 16 until Sunday 18 May as Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand reach their third fundraising goal of $750,000.

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is taking place on Saturday 17 May which will see 740 firefighters race up 1,103 steps of the Sky Tower carrying 25kg of equipment.

This is the tenth year firefighters have raced up the Sky Tower, which has been lit up in stages each time a major fundraising target is hit - $250,000, $500,000, $750,000 and $1 million.

More than 180 brigades from New Zealand are competing in this year’s event including a few international brigades from USA, Hawaii and Australia.

The Sky Tower is New Zealand’s tallest man-made structure and SKYCITY frequently lights the Sky Tower to show support for a number of organisations and special events.

SKYCITY often lights the Tower for charities or community initiatives that we support financially, or to mark national holidays, milestones or other celebrations.

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