By Christine Langdon - I'm about to celebrate another birthday and, in my usual style, I'm celebrating by fundraising for a cause I care about.
This year I'm fundraising for the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.
About 18 months ago my mother died of cancer and her end of life was made more complicated by diabetes. And over the past couple of years, so many of us have experienced the excruciating long tail of Covid-19.
The Malaghan Institute is doing world-leading research to help prevent more people from suffering and dying from diseases like these that we don't know enough about.
Their key areas of research and discovery are cancer, infectious disease, allergic and inflammatory disease and immune health.
I'm excited to be able to support the Malaghan Institute just by spreading the word about the wonderful work they do, and possibly raising a few dollars through my birthday registry.If you'd like to know more about their mahi, you could check them out on our website or on their website.
If you'd like to support their research, you could donate through my registry
(maybe just the cost of a piece of birthday cake). Or create a birthday registry of your own :)
The idea for The Good Registry was sparked almost six years ago, when I was celebrating my birthday and, as often happens, I received a few gifts I really didn't need. I was grateful for the thought - but sad about the money and resources wasted.
The Good Registry was the solution - and it gives me so much joy now to celebrate, avoid unnecessary gifts, and help awesome Kiwi causes each time I do another loop around the sun.
I hope it gives joy to many others who love to give, too.
If you would like to create a birthday registry of your own this year - to fundraise for any cause that is special to you - it is super simple in the Registry section of our website. Or if you're keen to create a registry and would like a little help, get in touch any time.