Relay for Life 2017 – Team ACMA at Pukekohe Showgrounds (Sat 1 Apr to Sun 2 Apr)

Event:

Relay for Life - Franklin

Location:

Pukekohe Showgrounds, Station Rd, Pukekohe 

Website:

General info:

http://www.relay.org.nz/index.php/event-info

Please support the team by donating at:

https://franklin2017.everydayhero.com/nz/auckland-chinese-medical-association

Date:

Sat 1 Apr to Sun 2 Apr

Time:

See Schedule below

Cost:

Free to ACMA/YACMA Members, $25 for non-members

Information:

Relay for Life is happening this year on April 1st to 2nd! This is an event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. This year, ACMA has formed a team of eleven intrepid doctors and dentists from a variety of locations, levels of training and specialities.

Members of the ACMA Relay for Life Team:

Dr Joey Siu
- ENT Registrar, Auckland Hospital (Team Captain)

Dr Derek Luo
- Gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital

Dr Judy Huang
- Gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital

Dr Carlos Lam
- General Practitioner/Urgent Care Physician, East Health Trust

Dr Heidi Chan
- Orthopaedics Registrar, Waikato Hospital

Dr Peny Lin
Orthopaedics Registrar, Waikato Hospital

Dr Edbert Wong
- Medical Registrar, Auckland Hospital

Dr Tim Ho
- Urgent Care Registrar

Dr Kevin Liu
- House Officer, Middlemore Hospital

Kent Yip
- Dentist, Ormiston Dental

Michael Zhuo
- Dentist

Here is a quick overview of the event: We have formed team and set up a roster for the walk/run. Camps get set up at 12pm on Saturday 1 Apr. The Opening Lap is usually started by Cancer Survivors followed by everyone else at 4pm on Saturday. The Closing Ceremony is around 10 am on Sunday 2 Apr. For those of you who are interested but may not be able to make all the hours or have other plans, you can choose to do how ever many hours you want and then leave.  

If you would like to participate but do not wish to run or walk, please donate to https://franklin2017.everydayhero.com/nz/auckland-chinese-medical-association. We have set a donation target of $200/participant so please donate to our team to improve our rankings amongst other Relay Teams!

One thing to note, there must always be at least two people on the site. The track is usually a typical running track - around 400m and you run or walk the laps holding a baton until you feel too tired or wish to take a break after which you can hand the baton onto another person. There will be lots of festivities in and around the track with people dressed up in all sorts of clothes to support and motivate their team members. Teams have their own base to rest at and eat/drink which usually consists of a tent with a gazebo and some campchairs.

Please contact Joey Siu (joballrox@gmail.com) directly if you are interested or have any queries regarding this event.

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