Cure Kids are thrilled to be involved in the Colliers Coastal Challenge, and are looking for eager runners to join us to help make a difference to health outcomes for our children.
Cure Kids are New Zealand’s leading child health research charity, and our vision is a healthy childhood for everyone.
Funds raised from the Colliers Coastal Challenge will go towards vital medical research to help extend, improve and save the lives of kids both here and around the world.
Cure Kids are the only charity in New Zealand that funds research across a broad spectrum of child health. We have funded, or are currently funding, research investigating better treatments and cures for inherited heart conditions, cystic fibrosis, childhood cancers, sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), stillbirth, burns and child and adolescent mental health, among many others.
With the support of generous New Zealanders, we are determined to address alarming health statistics including:
- Each year in New Zealand 100 children and young people die from inherited heart conditions
- Up to one in four Kiwi children experience a significant mental health issue before adolescence
- 40,000 hospitalisations each year in New Zealand attributed to conditions associated with deprivation
- 50 babies die each year from SUDI, previously known as cot death.
Take on the Colliers Coastal Challenge for Cure Kids, and together let’s give our children the best chance of living a healthy childhood.