The Dream Chaser Foundation hosted another fantastic Fun Run family day in Hamilton over the weekend! (3rd November 2013). After a nervous night hoping for sunny weather, we woke to beautiful blue skies. We decided to include more attractions for families to enjoy which made for a great little “Dream Chaser city” at Innes Commons.
Participants had taken up the “lello” challenge and dressed accordingly, as always, its lovely to see so many Dream Chaser tees and we loved the originality of some of the more “fancy dress” outfits. Even our friend “Pikachu” was there again, he is proving to be a familiar face at our fun runs.
There was a real family friendly atmosphere at Event Central with children enjoying the massive bouncy castle and slide, receiving a balloon animal from the stilt walker or getting their face painted. As families sat down to enjoy a hot lunch and some sweet treats (thanks to our awesome home bakers), we introduced the “Modern Maori Quartet” – these lads were fantastic! Travelling from Auckland to support our kaupapa, they were the highlight of the day. Sporting Dream Chaser tees, they sung beautifully and added some humour to their acts which the crowd loved. A special part for us was their dedication to children who have passed from cancer, a sad but special moment.
Prize giving is always a highlight – this year we had over $2800 worth of prizes to give away, each prize ranging from $50 to over $270 each! (10 kids spot prizes, 15 Adult and 5 online prizes). We are proud to offer such awesome spot prizes and we are very thankful to Hamilton, Whakatane and other national businesses for seeing the value in the work of the Dream Chaser Foundation does for children with cancer by donating goods and services.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the fun run, those who came down to check out the entertainment, our wonderful volunteers and bakers and to everyone who had a role in making the day the success it was.
See you next year for the Hamilton Chace’em Fun Run 2014!
If you or your business would like to be involved in someway with this event next year or any other Dream Chaser event, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org