Melanoma New Zealand Fundraiser - Gibbs Farm
Join us for an unforgettable day at Gibbs Farm to raise funds for Melanoma New Zealand. The celebrated Gibbs Farm is an expansive open-air sculpture park located in the beautiful Kaipara Harbour, north of Auckland. It is the greatest collection of large-scale outdoor sculptures in the country with works by some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor and Richard Serra.
Tickets are limited so be sure to get in early. All proceeds from ticket sales will directly support Melanoma New Zealand - the only charity in New Zealand solely championing the prevention, detection and treatment of melanoma for all New Zealanders.
What to bring:
* Comfortable walking shoes – the paved walk is 6-7 km long; however, you can choose to do as much or as little of this as you please
* Camera – photos are allowed
* Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide brimmed hat
* Food & water - bring a picnic and a blanket and make a day of it...a van offering drinks and snacks for sale will be on site
* Raincoat – this event will go ahead rain or shine!
Note: There are toilets available on site.
As an extra bonus, an experienced dermoscopist will be on site at Gibbs Farm, providing free skin cancer spot checks on the day on a first come, first served basis.
Our country has the worst rate of melanoma in the world. There are more than 6000 diagnoses of melanoma in New Zealand every year, and around 300 New Zealanders die of melanoma every year. Yet melanoma can be preventable, and if it is recognised and treated early enough, it is almost always curable.
Your support of Melanoma New Zealand at Gibbs Farm will help us to provide support and information to patients and their families, and to champion the prevention, early detection and treatment of melanoma in order to turn these terrible statistics around.
About Gibbs Farm: Gibbs Farm is a private property open by appointment only on scheduled monthly visitor days. There is no entry fee applicable when visiting Gibbs Farm. There are large lakes and ponds that will require supervision with children (if applicable), as will encounters with various animals at several locations on the property. Visitors agree to the terms of access as outlined by Gibbs Farm. For more info visit gibbsfarm.org.nz