The Gut Cancer Foundation is thrilled to have been chosen as the Official Charity for the Ferrari Owner’s Club of New Zealand (FOCNZ), for 2022.
Founded in 1986 by a group of enthusiastic racers who originally wanted to create a register of Ferrari’s in the country, FOCNZ has gone from strength to strength.
The Club has a constantly growing membership, which currently stands at 260. Together, they represent a significant percentage of the Ferrari’s currently resident in New Zealand.
FOCNZ President, Terry Dykes said,
“Over the last 35 years, the Ferrari Owners Club of New Zealand has partnered with many charities and organisations that are extremely deserving of support. This year we have decided to partner with the Gut Cancer Foundation. Our relationship in fact goes back almost ten years and during that time we have supported a number of events to help the Foundation. We are delighted to be formally supporting such a worthwhile cause and look forward to helping with not only direct support towards research and trials, but also to hopefully being able to put a smile on the faces of a few people who are suffering with this terrible disease.”
Speaking about the partnership which kicks off with a charity auction at the upcoming FICNZ National Meeting in March, GCF Executive Officer, Liam Willis said,
“We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as FOCNZ’s charity partner for 2022. Despite being the most common form of cancer in New Zealand, research into the treatment and diagnosis and gut cancers is drastically underfunded, and awareness of these cancers amongst the public is sadly lacking. The support of FOCNZ will help New Zealanders access to leading-edge clinical trials and fund innovative research into the causes and treatments of gut cancers to ensure New Zealanders have access to the best care possible. We are truly grateful for your support and would like to thank the Executive and members of FOCNZ alike for this fantastic opportunity.”