Nice Blocks And The Starship Foundation Raise $10,000
Last summer Nice Blocks and The Starship Foundation set out with a goal to raise funds and awareness for a little known support service for young women receiving treatment for cancer. Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation is the only means of preserving fertility for pre-pubertal and young adolescent girls who are at risk of infertility related to cancer treatment. While international and New Zealand recommendations are that this technology be made available to girls in this group, New Zealand does not currently fund this.
Ruby Seeto, an ex-Starship patient and cancer survivor, has been designing tea towels for the last nine years to raise funds for Starship. To mark the 10th year, Ruby created a watermelon ice block recipe that was printed on the tea towel. Ruby and the Starship Foundation, along with the help of Nice Blocks, took this recipe a step further and turned it into the delicious watermelon lime Nice Block that was then sold in New World supermarkets and through cafes and beach locations around the country. The flavour was a hit and Nice Blocks raised $10,000 for the Starship Foundation. Woohoo!
On Wednesday, November 28, Nice Blocks co-founder James Crow presented Ruby and the Starship Foundation team with a giant feijoa Nice Block cheque for $10,000 at Starship Hospital.