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Help us give Kiwis access to new cancer drugs now!

Gut cancer patients were left devastated by the governments failure to fund the 13 new cancer medicines.

New Zealand remains desperately behind so many countries when  it comes to accessing new cancer treatments. 

The only way Kiwis can access new, un-funded treatments for free is through clinical can help them do this!

Join us on one of our epic New Zealand challenges now!

All funds raised will give Kiwis access to international clinical trials and new unfunded treatment options.

The difference you make

Clinical research and trials are fundamental to the future of cancer treatment. They are the final link in the chain of medical research, advancing discoveries made in laboratories into treatments that improve the quality of life for patients. 

Crucially, clinical trials are the only way that Kiwis can get access to new, unfunded cancer medicines for free.


This trial gives Kiwis with advanced oesophageal cancer access to unfunded immunotherapy to improve life expectancy and quality of life.


This trial gave Kiwis with advanced pancreatic cancer access to a new experimental drug and unfunded chemotherapy to extend life expectancy

*travel to and from the start and end of the challenge are not covered in this cost.


The Island Hills and Coast to Coast treks gives you the chance to take on a classic Kiwi adventure, while fundraising to give Kiwis access to unfunded medicines through clinical trials.

We'll set you up with a fundraising page and give you expert advice and guidance to help you reach your target. 

The cost of your ticket pays for your accommodation, meals, equipment and the expert guides that will accompany you on your trip*. Everything you fundraise will go directly to bringing international clinical trials to New Zealand.

Island Hills Challenge

  • Dates: 15 - 17 November

  • Cost: $750

  • Fundraising Target: $2,000

Challenge yourself each day with high country ridge lines, Mt Skedaddle (weather dependent) and trail walking amongst the bush on a QEII conservation covenant, deep in the heart of the Canterbury high country.

Coast to Coast Challenge

  • Dates: 09 -14 March 2025

  • Cost: $1,750

  • Fundraising Target: $4,500

This epic 6 day journey takes you coast to coast from the Tasman Sea on the west, over the Southern Alps to the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the east. Join us on this classic Kiwi challenge and tick off this bucket-list adventure.

For further information or if you have any questions contact Abi Glover on

Other ways to support

If treks or adventure aren't your thing, we'd love it if you could help give Kiwis access to un-funded treatments through a one-off or regular donation to the Gut Cancer Foundation.