Meet Sam, a gorgeous Hawke’s Bay 9 year old boy full of life. You may have seen his story, unfortunately Sam is a 9 year old local boy, recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Sam needs treatment at Starship Hospital for the next 3 years. What is worse is that Sam’s Dad, Derek, has undergone treatment for male breast cancer in 1995 and 2009 and his Mum, Helen, was also diagnosed and fought breast cancer 2½ years ago. To raise funds to support the family, we are hosting a Carnival Fun Day. Bring your kids and grandies to a day of fun, games, crafts and food to help Sam. Mark the date in your diary, Wednesday 30 September, 10-4pm. All through September, we have pledged to give the family 2% of shop sales and will be selling raffle tickets to win a fabulous children’s gift hamper. Shop now to buy tokens.
The tragedy for Sam’s family is all too common now with most people being touched by the effects of cancer in some way or another. The cause and prevention of cancers is often unknown but studies have shown that a healthy lifestyle may reduce your risk. This month we are looking at ways to optimise your health ... more.