A lasting difference

Janet Mikkelsen is Louise’s older sister and has been on our Board of Trustees since Sweet Louise began almost 15 years ago.  “We were a close family growing up. Louise was fiercely independent and full of life. “Not many people knew how sick Louise really was. Two weeks before she died, Louise went to her book club, even though she had to take her oxygen tank. “Louise didn’t want to … Read More

Marina’s marathon

In November 2019, Marina Fowler completed the Auckland Marathon 11km Traverse in memory of her mum, Laural. With the support of friends and family, she raised over $970! Marina said: “We were blown away by the support mum received from Sweet Louise. Mum was the only one of her friends going through stage 4 breast cancer, so meeting other women in the same situation was invaluable.” “This whole process with … Read More

Divide & share

Last spring, Rendell McIntosh felt inspired to do something extra special to raise funds for Sweet Louise. Following a garden tidy up, Rendell sold winter roses and clivia outside his home to raise an amazing $656! He’s now hoping to launch this as a nationwide fundraiser next year. “My sister died of breast cancer and I know of others who are living with the diagnosis. The plant sale was a … Read More

Buzz for Breasts

Mary’s ‘Buzz for Breasts’ Fundraiser! Inspired by a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Mary Hambly from Dunedin is raising funds for Sweet Louise by shaving off all her hair! Everyone is invited to join her for the ceremonial cutting at 6pm on Wednesday, 2 December, at A Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Place, Dunedin. Mary will also be selling her long locks to Freedom Wigs and … Read More

Join us at Gibbs Farm, 13 March 2021

Our Gibbs Farm fundraiser will now take place on Saturday, 13 March 2021. Thanks to everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!  Gibbs Farm open-air sculpture park is home to a series of major site-specific artworks commissioned from some of the world’s most significant artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Len Lye and Richard Serra. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a family day out, wandering around … Read More

Women’s V8 Car Cruise

The Women’s V8 Car Cruise 2020 took place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and as well as bringing noise and a flurry of pink to roads of Wellington and the Manawatu, the women raised an incredible $4000 for Sweet Louise and for New Zealanders with incurable breast cancer.Women from across the lower North Island met up in their V8 muscle cars in Lower Hutt, cruising up through Plimmerton, Levin … Read More

Sweet October sweeps the nation!

Sweet October events are happening right now, right across the country!! Thank you to everyone taking part. Whether you’re in the final throws of organising your event, or still finding crumbs on the carpet – you’re absolutely amazing and your efforts will make a huge difference to New Zealanders who are living with incurable breast cancer. So far, through your Sweet October events, you have raised an incredible $83,000!!  Every dollar you have raised will … Read More

Clothing fundraiser for Caroline

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Cantabrian, Caroline Horton had a passion for people, organising social events and beautiful clothes. After being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2016, one of her goals was to organise a high-quality, second-hand clothing and accessories fundraising event in Christchurch to raise funds and profile for Sweet Louise. Sadly, Caroline passed away in January 2017 before her wish was realised. Friends and family joined forces to ensure the first event … Read More

Challenge yourself for cancer

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Ever thought about running a 5km, 10km, half or full marathon? Biking across New Zealand? Trekking a Great Walk or the Te Araroa trail? The options in our beautiful backyard are endless! Why not fundraise for Sweet Louise while you’re working hard and make it even more worthwhile. We’ll support you as much as we can and you’ll be doing something amazing. Just pick your challenge and set up your … Read More

Cycling for a beautiful friend

Polly Thomas started a 30-day Tour Aotearoa bike ride across New Zealand in March 2020 in memory of her beautiful friend Patricia Weiss, who lost her battle with incurable breast cancer two years ago. Polly’s tour was unfortunately cut short due to the lockdown, but not before she’d raised nearly $3000 for Sweet Louise. “Patricia was such a beautiful, special friend to me and I am honoured to be able … Read More