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Feb 2011

Hamilton Pizza Store Helps Support People With Cancer

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Hamilton Pizza Store Helps Support People With Cancer Domino’s supports a worthy local cause.

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A Waikato woman whose sister and father have both battled cancer, joined them in the charity fundraiser Relay For Life raising almost $4000 with help from a local pizza company.

The team event raises funds for the Cancer Society, helping the Society continue its work providing access to free services, information and support for the one in three people in New Zealand affected by cancer.

Jackie Runciman, Coordinator for the IAG Relay for Life team, says members of her team all have friends or family affected by cancer, and the fundraiser is a great opportunity to give something back to the Cancer Society.

“My sister had breast cancer and she walked in the Survivors Lap. My father, who turns 80 this week, is also a survivor and a part of our team,” she says.

Runciman’s fundraising has been given an added boost with the help of Rototuna and Hillcrest Domino’s pizza stores hosting a Doughraiser.

The fundraiser, which will donate $1 from every Domino’s pizza sold on a Wednesday evening, will raise valuable funds for the Relay for Life in support of the Cancer Society.

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Anton Pires, Domino’s Pizza Rototuna and Hillcrest franchisee, says the Doughraiser is a great way for the company to provide support for a cause affecting the people of Waikato and their families.

“The Domino’s Doughraiser is all about getting involved with our local community and helping to raise money for a worthy cause. The Relay for Life does a fantastic job supporting the Cancer Society and we are thrilled to be able to make our own contribution to this event,” says Pires.

Runciman says her team was thrilled to start the relay knowing they had the financial support of Domino’s Rototuna.

“We can’t thank Domino’s enough for giving us this opportunity, as well as Domino’s Rototuna staff for their wonderful help and support.”

Julia Wilson, Spokesperson for the Cancer Society Waikato/Bay of Plenty Division, says having the support of a successful company such as Domino’s is significant.

“Community and business fundraisers help to raise the profile of the event amongst all different groups of people. The Domino’s Doughraiser is a great way to get the Relay for Life message out there to the public,” she says.

Wilson says Relay For Life funds raised from the Doughraiser will go towards the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society’s work to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in local communities.  The Cancer Society’s services include liaison nurses and support groups, transport to treatment, accommodation, frozen meals, health promotion programmes such as SunSmart and Smokefree, free cancer information resources, and funding for research into cancer.

The Relay for Life Doughraiser ran from 5-8pm last Wednesday at the Domino’s Rototuna store.

Visit www.dominospizza.co.nz for store locations.

If you’re interested in running a Doughraiser for your cause, contact Anton Pires (Ph: 027 426 8667).

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Fleur Revell
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