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Positive partnership to create awareness

  • June 23, 2017

The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ is delighted to announce that The Otago Southland Cancer Society will be the Official Charity Partner of the 2017 Games.

While there were many reasons for the partnership, the coincidence of Cancer Society’s most important fundraising day of the year, Daffodil Day, is on August 25 the Opening day of the Games made it a perfect fit for both parties. “The Southern Lakes district is an important part of the Games fabric and that includes the health and well-being of the people in it. If we can support the Cancer Society to support the people of the Southern Lakes then we’re really happy,’ said Winter Games Chief Executive Arthur Klap.

The Otago Southland Cancer Society CEO Rachael Hart says she’s humbled by the invitation to be charity of choice for this year’s Audi quattro Winter Games NZ.

“It’s a great fit for us,” she says. “Just as every athlete in the Games will be supported by a team to overcome difficulties and succeed, we are committed to ensuring that every person facing cancer will have a team to help them through that experience.”

“The Cancer Society’s focus this year is We Can,” Rachael continues. “We can be there for you when you need us. The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ is such a positive affirmation of life and healthy living. This partnership is made even more special for us with the opening day of the Games being Daffodil Day, when we celebrate all that we can achieve!”

Along with a messaging and awareness of The Cancer Society’s work, there will also be a handful of activations during the Games such as an opportunity to donate to the Cancer Society at the Opening Ceremony at Coronet Peak on August 25 as well as the Closing ceremony and final World Cup event at Cardrona on September 9.

The official flower used in the podium and flower ceremonies will also be a daffodil.