The New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) is hosting its inaugural gala dinner and charity auction “Getting Glamorous for Gynae”.
One News presenter Wendy Petrie will MC the evening of fabulous food, drink and entertainment, and Shortland Street actress Beth Allen will be there in her role as NZGCF ambassador. You will be treated to mouth-watering cocktails and canapés on arrival, a delicious three-course dinner with matching wines, live entertainment and the opportunity to bid on a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the live auction.
Items on auction include morning or afternoon tea with Prime Minister John Key, a four-course meal for eight guests at Soul Bar & Bistro, a signed All Blacks jersey, VIP tickets to the Silver Ferns, a BMW driving experience, an afternoon on the set of Shortland Street, an afternoon behind the scenes of SkySport and a mountaineering pickaxe signed by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. There are also more than 40 items up for grabs in a silent auction.
More than one million women around the world are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer each year. In New Zealand alone, one woman dies every day from these cancers. NZGCF is working hard to change these outcomes by informing and educating women and health professionals about the signs and symptoms of these cancers to increase early detection and survival.