Relay for Life 2003


Team Thank you for an  AWESOME EFFORT

 $8,110.30 raised

Lowri, our Angel 8-Oct-1998 ~ 23-Sep-2002 The Auckland Relay for Life is done, for at least this year. 
ASB Step a Head for Breast Cancer is Sunday 13 April??
Team Details Team
Roster times Roster
Programme Details Programme

Relay for Life is a 24 hour sponsored relay to be held at Ericsson Stadium on the weekend 1-2 March 2003 in Auckland for the New Zealand Cancer Society.  It is expected approximately 100 teams with over 2000 participants will jog, run, walk or crawl their way around Ericsson Athletic Stadium for 24 hours.  It is to raise much needed funds for Cancer Research, health promotion programmes and support services for those people with cancer.

Our Team is made up of friends, family and work colleagues and is raising money in memory of Lowri van der Werff who died due to Wilms’ Tumour, a childhood cancer of the kidney, on 23rd September last year.

Lowri who lived her whole life on Auckland's North Shore was just 3yrs 11 months old when she passed away.  She was diagnosed with Wilms’ on New Years 2002 and despite the very best efforts of the Oncology and Surgical staff she was fighting a beast that just wouldn’t let go.

 Lowri had two major surgeries the first took one of her kidneys and the second part of her lungs.  She was on two different very toxic chemotherapy programmes, had the maximum allowable radiation treatment to her little abdomen and chest, 2 bone scans, a port-a-cath inserted, countless CT scans, X-Rays, needle jabs, prods and pokes and litres of blood and platelets.  Unfortunately for Lowri it wasn’t enough.

She died because the doctors don’t know enough about cancer, the treatments are not always effective and more research is needed while we continue to assist and aid those currently fighting against cancer.



Cancer affects 1 in 3 people in New Zealand and is a leading cause of death.  Individual members of Lowri's Angels are walking not only for Lowri but also in honour or memory of other friends and family who have had Cancer.  The following are some of these people:

bullet Vivian
bulletPhyllis and Arthur Lawn
bulletBabs Stone
bulletBill Moyle

(Let Harri know if you have other names to add to this Dedication)

Who are Lowri's Angels ?

What's our Goal ?

Harri  T (C) Lowri's Mum Alison B

Target at least $100 each > $2,300

Tim vdW (Lowri's Dad)

Susan J

Nisha N Wilma S
Dave C Jan S
Karina M Nic P
Michelle M Brian C
Lynette U Kathy C
Paul K Jody F
Lindy L Dave K
Jim L Erica L
Donna K Heather L-R
Dennis K  

Walking Roster

Time Name Time Name
2:00 pm Everyone ?? 2:00 am Harri
2:30 pm Alison 2:30 am Tim
3:00 pm Erica 3:00 am Karina
3:30 pm Alison 3:30 am Michelle
4:00 pm Lindy 4:00 am Jan
4:30 pm Jim 4:30 am Karina
5:00 pm Lindy 5:00 am Michelle
5:30 pm Jim 5:30 am Jan
6:00 pm Dennis 6:00 am Paul
6:30 pm Donna 6:30 am Susan
7:00 pm Dennis 7:00 am Paul
7:30 pm Donna 7:30 am Susan
8:00 pm Nisha 8:00 am Brian
8:30 pm Dave C 8:30 am Kathy
9:00 pm Jody 9:00 am Brian
9:30 pm Nisha 9:30 am Kathy
10:00 pm Dave C 10:00 am Tim
10:30 pm Jody 10:30 am Harri
11:00 pm Nic 11:00 am Lynette
11:30 pm Lynette 11:30 am Nic
12:00 midnight Dave K 12:00 noon Wilma
12:30 pm Heather 12:30 pm Erica
1:00 am Dave K 1:00 pm Wilma
1:30 am Heather 1:30 pm Everyone ??


A large fun programme is scheduled for the event - supporters, friends, family, anyone and everyone is WELCOME to come and support the team.  The sample programme is below, all (or as many as can make it from the Team) will be completing the starting lap and again for the last half hour at 1:30pm on Sunday

When: 1st and 2nd March 2003.

Where: Ericsson Athletic Stadium, O'Rorke Rd, Penrose, Auckland.

1:00 pm Survivors walk participants registration
1:45 pm Opening Ceremony
2:00 pm Official Start
  Survivors Lap of Honour
  Full Team Lap
  Start individual Laps
  Live Entertainment
  Food available
  Face Painting / Clowns
3:00pm Tribute Candle on Sale
6:00pm Barbeque Bonanza
8:00pm Candles placed out ready for lighting
8:30pm Candlight Ceremony
11:00pm Live Entertainment ends
Midnight PJ Party
6:00am Retrieval of candles
  Sunrise Surprise
7:00am Breakfast for campers
8:00am Jazz Sunday
12:00 noon Rock Band rev up
1:00pm Last Hour Hooray
1:30pm Full Team walk for final 1/2 hour
1:45pm Survivors Victory Lap
2:00pm Official Finish
  Closing Ceremony
  Presentation of Prizes
2:15pm Congratulations
  Clean up