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Nadi Volleyball joins cancer fight

The Nadi International Volleyball Association has joined in the fight against cancer by pledging their support towards the WOWS (Walk On Walk Strong) Kids (Fiji) Foundation. The association donated a
12 Oct 2015 10:15
Nadi Volleyball joins cancer fight
NAIV secretary Lele Vereivalu, president Joe Gray, Treasurer Mike Jamieson hands the cheque over to Wow Kids Foundation team leader Fanny Penjueli at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Saturday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The Nadi International Volleyball Association has joined in the fight against cancer by pledging their support towards the WOWS (Walk On Walk Strong) Kids (Fiji) Foundation.

The association donated a $5000 cheque to WOWS Kids (Fiji) last Saturday at Prince Charles Park in Nadi during their tournament.

Association president Joe Gray said, “This year the organisers have made known that we will support the WOWS Kids Foundation chipping the whole gatetaking.”

“We collected $3205 from the sale of the wristbands from the evening event and the association agreed to top up to $5000. We need a life change to support cancer. This year’s event is also part of the Pinktober as teams came up with uniform and dress code to mark the month.”

Foundation team leader Fanny Penjueli thanked the association and corporate bodies which helped in the donation.

“This help could help us to eliminate issues that affect our children,” Ms Pejueli said.

The Foundation plans to host their Shave it or Save it programme next month.

Co-founder of the Tae Kami Foundation in Tonga to which WOWS Kids (Fiji) is affiliated, Sina Kami said, “The next project that we will be looking at is the ‘Shave it or Save it’ programme.

“We have done it in the past in Fiji and we raised a lot of money. We are hoping to get some sponsors to support this event.”

Ms Kami said the event was about sponsoring a head for $1000 and if the person refuses to shave will top up another $1000 to match the amount.

“Even if you lose your hair, you will remember what your child went through and it is nothing compared to that,” said Ms Kami who had shaved her hair twice since establishing the foundation.

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