Manawatu@Heart 12th Heart Stopper Challenge
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|Sun 20 May ’12, 10:00am–1:30pm||
Where: The Square, The Square, Palmerston North
Restrictions: All Ages
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: KDale
Teams of 4-6 people take the plunge into a spa pool filled with icy water for five minutes. The inspiration is every year 450 children undergo open heart surgery in New Zealand. During the surgery a child's chest cavity can be filled with an icy slush to further slow their body’s need for oxygen, giving the surgeon a longer window of operating time.
A great team building event: It only takes 5 minutes, requires no training and a little extra body fat may even help! Create a team theme, come in fancy dress and have a laugh whilst helping to support the many children and families affected by a congenital (from birth) heart condition in your community. This is a fun event with a free sausage and hot soup given to all participants, with bounce castle, pink panther slide, face painting and games for the kids and young hearted.
There is no entry fee to participate in this event, but we ask that each team member pledges to raise $100 to support the work of @Heart in the Manawatu region.