Fulfilling the wishes of Palliative Care Patients


Heather Elsmore is a delightful 52 year old woman from Auckland who was diagnosed a year ago with stage 4 Bowel cancer. Heather’s daughter Chenoa, moved back home from Australia to care for her mum. Chenoa’s wedding plans were brought forward just in case and now, she is pregnant with Heathers first grandchild!!

Heather is determined to hang in there and meet this new family member, due in December.

Heather approached Race4Life with a special wish, to experience the beauty and joy of Queenstown. Together with her daughter and best friend Leanna, Heather headed to Queenstown today to fulfil that dream.

The wonderful Queenstown community have rallied around again to help make this wish come true. The following businesses have wholeheartedly and generously supported Heather's wish.

Thank you everyone and we wish Heather and her crew a wonderful time!!!!