2018

Bald Head Challenge in support of Lung Cancer

  Big thanks to Cathy Zheng for her commitment to do a “Bald Head Challenge” by shaving her hair off on the 10th March to raise funds and awareness in support of our lung cancer programme. Cathy’s mother was diagnosed with lung cancer a couple of years ago and continues to do well with the […]

Meeting with Chair of the Health Select Committee

A productive meeting with Chair of the Health Select Committee & MP for Manurewa, Louisa Wall, which enabled Lung Foundation New Zealand to present our cause and highlight a number of the inequalities that exist for lung cancer. Louisa is well informed and we are most grateful she has agreed to take forward some of […]

Lung Cancer Patients waiting a year for Keytruda funding decision from Pharmac

Lung Foundation New Zealand continues to advocate for immunotherapy to be funded for lung cancer (a standard of care abroad). Meanwhile the very protracted process is costing lives. Story by: Amy Wiggins amy.wiggins@nzme.co.nz New Zealand Herald 12 Feb, 2018 Hundreds of lung cancer patients whose lives could be saved by a new treatment labelled a […]

Recognising Simplot NZ and John West

It was very fitting to thank everyone at Simplot New Zealand and John West. Pictured below is; Chris Buddle, County Manager and Julian Ng, Group Brand Manager, together with colleagues at a presentation to acknowledge their tremendous support in conjunction with the John West 12k Traverse at the 2017 Auckland Marathon. These lung health champions […]

The Cost of Cancer

Lung cancer is NZ’s biggest cancer killer and it kills more people every year than Breast, Melanoma and Prostate Cancer combined. Lung Foundation New Zealand’s role is to advocate in support of patients and carers and urge policy makers to adopt policies that reduce/eliminate inequalities. This feature (see link below) highlights the many levels cancer […]