IPU NZ Relay for life

On the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018, IPU New Zealand students will participate in Relay For Life, a
community cancer-awareness event that puts the fun into fundraising. Along with cancer survivors and
their carers, IPU students will join the local community to celebrate and remember people whose lives
have been touched by cancer. Relay For Life involves teams of people who walk or run around a track
for 24 hours passing a baton between team members. Off the track, teams will need to be fed, watered,
and entertained, of course! So, IPU New Zealand will be hosting an international cultural booth for
children, which was started by an IPU alumnus, Chikako Natsume, 12 years ago. Since then, IPU students
have increased the popularity of the cultural booth by offering enjoyable activities, such as face painting,
Japanese tattoos, balloon art, and a game called ‘Struck Out’. The IPU student volunteers all have an
active interest in charity work, seeing this event as being a way to support the local community and
network with others in the voluntary sector. IPU students are committed to doing their part at Relay For
Life to raise not just awareness of cancer but also hope that a cure can be found in our lifetime.

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