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Even Dan Carter has memories he would rather forget

Monday, July 25, 2011

Even Dan Carter has memories he would rather forget

Who knew that even Dan Carter would have a memory that he wished he could exorcise? The arrival of CanTeen’s Magnificent Memory Machine in Wellington will allow him to do just that, trading in his bad memory for a brand new good one.

At 10am on Wednesday July 27, CanTeen ambassador Dan will be one of the first to use the Magnificent Memory Machine at the Railway Station, to show his support for New Zealand’s only charity that supports young people living with cancer.

Dan Carter has been a CanTeen ambassador since 2008 and is proud to be involved with the charity, as well as the fantastic machine that takes people’s bad or embarrassing memories and replaces them with good ones.

“I think the concept is fantastic, as it resonates with what CanTeen enables for young Kiwis living with cancer – they provide them with better memories everyday through their support. We all have memories that we’d probably rather not remember – I know I do. Everyone should come and show their support and give it a go for CanTeen and for themselves,” he says.

The Magnificent Memory Machine is a machine so magnificent it will eradicate the memories New Zealanders would rather forget and exchange them with enjoyable new ones.

The machine, which looks like a combination of Dr Who and Dr Seuss will be set up to destroy all bad memories at the Railway Station in Wellington from July 26 to August 2. A $3 text donation will make the machine ‘come alive’. The participant can then input their bad memory into the machine, which will exchange it for a brand new ethereal memory printed on a ticket.

The machine will also live online at as well as on Facebook, and will operate in the same way as the actual machine. This way, those living outside of Wellington will also have the opportunity to replace their bad memories with great new ones.

Alexander O’Connor, CanTeen’s Wellington President and patient member thinks the Magnificent Memory Machine is a great idea especially because the money raised goes to CanTeen.

“I guess I still occasionally think of what I may have been able to do in life if I didn't get my cancer, and I would like to erase that thought because I just need to look at what I have achieved and what my life includes now. The key is not to dwell on the past but look to the future,” he says.


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