Miles Continental supports the Ranui House Ice Bath Challenge
The Ranui House Bone Marrow Cancer Trust is an incredible organisation that provides vital support to patients and their families during some of the most challenging times in their lives. Ranui House offers 26 purpose-built apartments located opposite Christchurch Hospital, providing accommodation and support to patients and their families across New Zealand who travel to Christchurch for lifesaving treatments.
It was an honor for us to be able to support them in their efforts to raise awareness and funds for the refurbishment of the Ranui apartments through the recent Ice Bath Challenge.
A total of 38 people participated in the Ice bath challenge with Josh Komen, a two-time leukemia survivor and an ambassador for the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust. Josh set the unofficial ice bath record, spending an incredible 21 minutes immersed in ice-cold water at Ranui House.
Earlier this year, Josh devised the idea of the record-setting attempt as a means of giving back to the Ranui House for the support him and his family receieved during his intense health battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Josh, along with his family, stayed at the Ranui apartments for 474 nights.
“We can’t thank Josh enough for undertaking this challenge in support of Ranui House, which has given us an incredible opportunity to raise awareness of the House and celebrate the brave kiwis for whom Ranui House has been home. As a charitable trust that relies on donations, the funds raised will also make a huge impact as we embark on the refurbishment of our original apartments. Ranui House is a safe haven for our families, so to be able to provide them with a space that feels like home is really important.” – Mandy Kennedy, Bone Marrow Cancer Trust CEO
The event was a tremendous success, thanks to the incredible efforts of all involved. The Ice Bath Challenge raised an impressive $90,556 (and still counting) for Ranui House. This amount will go a long way towards helping the organisation continue to provide much-needed accommodation and support to patients and their families across New Zealand who travel to Christchurch for lifesaving treatments.
To donate, visit this page.