Steve Price Announced As 1st Ambassador CCF
Steve Price Announced As First Official Ambassador For The Child Cancer Foundation
The Child Cancer Foundation is delighted to welcome on-board rugby league legend Steve Price as their first official ambassador. The distinguished Vodafone Warriors captain will be joining forces with the Foundation to help raise awareness about childhood cancer, as well as playing an integral part in all fundraising activity.
Olivia Blaylock, Child Cancer Foundation Marketing Manager says, “We are thrilled to have Steve Price supporting us. Steve’s high profile, coupled with his passion for our cause makes for a fantastic relationship. We couldn’t be happier to have him involved and are very much looking forward to working together with him, in what I am sure will be a year of considerable growth for the Foundation.”
As a dedicated family man, Steve is a proud father of three children, Jamie-Lee aged 12, Kasey aged 9 and Riley aged 6. Of his appointment, Steve says, “I am thrilled to be the ambassador of Child Cancer Foundation. As a dad I can only imagine the impact that the word cancer would have upon your life. I have seen first-hand the commendable work that the Foundation carries out and I am passionate about helping them raise awareness, as well as much-needed funds, so that they can continue with their admirable work.”
Steve will be involved in all fundraising aspects of Child Cancer Foundation. He has already visited Starship Hospital and met with several kids currently undergoing treatment. “All of the kids I met touched me with their courage; Despite their invasive treatments, they always manage to smile; in my eyes they are all heroes,” Steve says of his visit. Steve has also spent time with families at the Auckland Family Place. This is where families can come for some respite, away from the hospital routine and relax over a cup of coffee, watch a DVD or simply sit and chat with CCF staff.
The first fundraising initiative that Steve is supporting is the Foundation’s Appeal Week, which takes place nationwide from 10-16 March. There will be more than 1,000 volunteers out and about on the streets collecting invaluable funds to support kids with cancer and their families. Steve says, “I am asking Kiwis to help get behind the Foundation. No matter how much money you can spare, it will make a big difference to the kids, so dig deep and together we can help brave kids across the country keep smiling throughout their cancer ordeal.”
The Foundation is dedicated to helping support Kiwi children and their families from the time of diagnosis and throughout their childhood cancer journey. A host of fundraising and awareness-raising initiatives are scheduled for the forthcoming year, and the Foundation looks forward to working with Steve Price and continuing to make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by childhood cancer.
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About Child Cancer Foundation:
The Child Cancer Foundation is a not-for profit organisation that provides practical and emotional support to children with cancer, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. The Foundation supports 22 branches throughout the country and receives no government funding, or funding from other cancer support agencies so relies on the generosity of sponsors, partners, donors and volunteers. The Foundation provides support for health professionals and contributes financially to research initiatives. It also focuses on providing support and information to families upon diagnosis and throughout their journey with cancer. The Child Cancer Foundation works as advocates on behalf of both specific individuals and all families suffering childhood cancer. The vision is that no child or their family walking the childhood cancer journey, should ever feel alone.