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SKYCITY NZ Breakers to go bald for Shave for a Cure

SKYCITY NZ Breakers to go bald for Shave for a Cure

Four SKYCITY NZ Breakers are going for a more streamlined look heading into the NBL playoffs as they brave a shave on Thursday 19 February as part of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC’s) Shave for a Cure campaign.

Mika Vukona, Jordan Ngatai, Tai Wesley and assistant coach Paul Henare are parting with their locks to raise money to help the 6 kiwis diagnosed with a blood cancer or related condition every day.

“It’s the second year we’ve taken part in Shave for a Cure as a team. It’s such a great way to help so many people affected by cancer and assist LBC who do such great work,” says SKYCITY NZ Breakers Assistant Coach Paul Henare.

LBC are an official charity partner of the SKYCITY New Zealand Breakers. Last week the players took the time to meet with patients living with blood cancers and their families, after they had the opportunity to watch a training session.

Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s signature fundraising event. Shave Week runs from March 23 – 29 where hundreds of schools, businesses and individuals will lose their locks and fundraise to help the 10,000 people affected by blood cancers in New Zealand.

The funds raised through Shave for a Cure enable Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand, who receive no Government funding, to support patients and families living with blood cancers and blood conditions free of charge across the country.
“We are incredibly grateful to the SKYCITY New Zealand Breakers for getting behind Shave again this year,” says LBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Pru Etcheverry.

“Their huge public profile really helps us raise awareness of our work, so we in turn can help more New Zealanders,” she says.

People can sign up to Shave for a Cure at shaveforeacure.co.nz.

The SKYCITY NZ Breakers Shave will happen from 11.00 am – 12.00 pm at the SKYCITY NZ Breakers Headquarters on Thursday 19 February. To attend please contact Georgie Hackett on georgie@leukaemia.org.nz or please email if you would like photos of the Breakers shaving.

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