Cure Kids

Cure Kids

Cure Kids is a charity that raises funds for medical research for children with life-threatening illnesses. Funds raised by the organisation are channelled directly into research projects aimed at finding cures and prolonging life expectancy. Qantas is the international travel partner for Cure Kids and has been a partner with the charity since 2004.

Ticket to Hope is an annual event hosted by Cure Kids to offer the opportunity to families whose children live with illness to relax and take a break from an often arduous routine of treatments and illness management. .

Qantas is proud to support Cure Kids and to be providing flights for six children and their caregivers from New Zealand, giving them the opportunity to have a fun filled weekend in Queensland, Australia and being treated with celebrity status during their stay.

Here's a video from the 2013 event. For photos from the 2014 event please join Qantas on Facebook

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$10, three days, and the length of the country

In 1993 the $10 Queenstown Challenge was conceived and initiated thanks to an audacious dare between two Queenstown locals. The challenge? To make a return trip from Queenstown to Auckland with no money or assistance from friends and relatives, engaging in mayhem n' mischief along the way!

In 2005 Cure Kids was gifted the license for this event, and while over the years the rules have changed slightly, the challenge remains the same.

This year the $10 Queenstown Challenge is being held 1-4 October 2014

When a child is born with a life-threatening illness, their family lives with the hope that one day a cure will be found. Cure Kids is about keeping that hope alive through funding innovative, results-driven research into all childhood diseases that affect New Zealand children and their families.

Cure Kids was established over 35 years ago to address the lack of research into life-threatening childhood illnesses in New Zealand. Since then, they have invested over $26 million in medical research. This research has helped save hundreds of young lives and has improved the quality of life for thousands of children.

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