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Korbingo is a fun charity bingo event - A fundraiser for TEAM KORBS as part of the $10 Challenge for Cure Kids. Each ticket comes with one Korbingo playing card plus light refreshments will be provided. Raffles, Auctions and Prizes are also part of the night, with all proceeds from Korbingo going to Cure Kids. Bar services and Eftpos are available on the night.
Cure Kids is focused on finding cures for serious illnesses affecting children.
Funds raised go towards vital medical research ensuring that research can continue until all the cures are found. Cure Kids are currently searching for cures to, among others, childhood leukaemia and other cancers, heart diseases, cystic fibrosis, sudden infant death syndrome (SUDI), type 1 diabetes, mental health conditions and asthma. These conditions mean children often miss out on a normal childhood and have to learn far too early in life how to fight to survive. Cure Kids so far has invested more than $37 million in research. They have achieved breakthroughs that have saved, improved and extended the lives of kids here in New Zealand and around the world – but the work has only just begun.
The $10 Challenge for Cure Kids:
Teams of two race from Auckland to Queenstown with just $10 each in their pockets. Cure Kids and their amazing sponsors arrange the nightly accommodation, breakfast and dinner meals and the Cook Straight crossing but that is all. The teams rely on the kindness of strangers to give them rides and with the route being top secret, there is no chance of any pre-planning rides! Along the way the teams have to compete in various dares and challenges designed to test their brains, bodies and creativity. Points are awarded based on performance, most point’s wins! But the real winner is: Cure Kids with all funds raised going towards this great cause.
About “Team Korbs”
Our team name:
The name ‘Team Korbs’ is named after Korbin who is affectionately known as Korbs.
Korbs, was a Cure Kids ambassador from the age of 8 years old and it was something he was extremely proud of.
Korbs was born with congenital heart disease in 1997; he underwent open heart surgeries – three before the age of 8 years old. Korbs health deteriorated and there was no longer medications or surgeries that could help with his quality of life, so in 2011 Korbs was put on the active list for a heart transplant, he was 14 years old. In July of 2011 a match became available and we hoped all of our lives would change – and they did.
Korbs began to experience what a ‘normal’ life was (our normal meant 30 plus medications a day, on a good day). Unfortunately, no matter how much we hoped and prayed and ate the right foods and exercised correctly and did everything our medical staff told us to do, Korbs could no longer continue fighting the good fight. In January of 2015,at the age of 18 years, Korbs passed away.
The decision for our team name was simple, Korbs was proud of his title as an Ambassador and was living proof that the hard work Cure Kids invest in funding vital medical research. We have to do all we can to not only honour his memory but ensure we do our part in continuing this critical research. Simply put without medical research we would not have had 18 beautiful, wonderful, rewarding, loving and special years with our darling Korbin.
Team Korbs History:
2017 will be the third year Team Korbs has entered the $10 Queenstown Challenge for Cure Kids. 2013 Team Korbs raised $7500; in 2015 we set ourselves a fundraising goal of $18000 (one thousand for every year of Korbs life) and exceeded that goal topped off by winning top fundraisers for that year. So the bar has been set to achieve at least$10,000 entry fee for 2017.