My husband has stage 4 Bowel Cancer,
I recently spent 24 days in the Cancer Society Domain Lodge in Auckland, while he was undergoing surgery in Auckland hospital, things didnt go as planned and his hospital stay was longer than first expected.
The surgery was not successful and we did not recieved good news, this was all during Level 4 Lockdown, so I couldnt visit him in hospital nor could I have family around me, as you can imagine, this was an extremely difficult time, not only for me but our entire Family.
The support I recieved from the Staff and fellow guests during this time was outstanding, it felt like home away from home.
It is spotlessly clean, location is superb, has safe secure parking, and close to all amenities.
To raise funds for this amazing facility, I am going to walk 198km, which is the distance from Tauranga to The Domain Lodge in Auckland, I will be doing it over the 30th & 31st May 2020.
I have 4-5 friends that will join me throughout the weekend and their kilometers will contribute to the total, but I will be completing over half of the total kilometers myself.
All the regular charity events for the Cancer Society that were planned, have had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.