CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their life upside down.
When cancer derails a young person’s life, CanTeen ensures they get the support they need, have someone to talk to and sometimes just the chance to get away from it all.
Riding a road bike through the beauty of New Zealand for 12 days straight could perhaps be a doorway to cycling heaven.
But what if we added "in the depths of winter"? What would you say then?
Cameron Nicholls is a co-founder of Bike Chaser. With a passion for road cycling and a new-found respect for the cold, he will unearth the therapeutic spectacle of winter cycling, solo riding the full length of New Zealand in the depths of winter.
Cameron's desire to ride the length of New Zealand is to raise funds for CanTeen, an organisation which supports young people with cancer. The reason Cameron wants to raise funds for CanTeen is because his 13-year-old New Zealand cousin Lachy McIntosh's was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Throughout Lachy's treatment CanTeen provided invaluable support to him and his family in a time of need. Being touched by the impact CanTeen can have on young cancer sufferers, Cameron wants to use this ride to raise funds and awareness for the organisation.
CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer. Whether they're dealing with:
CanTeen provide funding for counselling and individual assistance as well as peer support programmes, leadership training and services to help our young people thrive in life after cancer. CanTeen is also there to advocate for our young people, helping ensure their voice is heard and empowering them to speak up for themselves.