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Three-Legs for a Good Cause

Wednesday 10 September

Media Release

Three-Legs for a Good Cause

Silver Fern and CanTeen ambassador, Maria Tutaia, threw her support behind CanTeen this afternoon at their ‘Never Alone’ Three-Legged Challenge.

Pairs consisting of people aged between 3 and 60 years old joined in the challenge at Silo Park to support the beginning of CanTeen’s annual ‘Never Alone’ appeal.

No young person should go through cancer alone and to raise awareness of this, CanTeen hosted a challenge that no single person could enter on their own.

The public who came down to support CanTeen raced alongside CanTeen members in the three-legged challenge.

Maria Tutaia teamed up with CanTeen member, Caitlin King, and despite their pre-race confidence, they came a close second.

The teams were required to work together to navigate around a course filled with obstacles that involved climbing, running and literally jumping through hoops.

The MC for the event, Erin Simpson, is a well-known New Zealand television personality and another CanTeen ambassador.

She kept the crowd entertained, had an eye out for anybody cutting any corners, and ensured everyone had an enjoyable time.

Participants were tied together with the much-loved CanTeen Bandanna’s, which resulted in a bright and colorful atmosphere for those passing by.

CanTeen’s street appeal will take place on Friday 19 September, so if you missed the opportunity to support CanTeen in their Three-Legged Challenge, look out for the CanTeen collectors.

Donations can also be made any time online at, or make an instant $3 donation by texting CANTEEN to 4740.

CanTeen’s mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer through a national peer support network, offering member support services that help young people through their journey and then to thrive beyond.


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