Junk Free June

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MILLIE HOLMES | @cleaneatznz & @millieelderholmes Clean eating enthusiast and blogger, winner of Fight for Life 2014 “Cancer has affected my family and many other families in New Zealand. I think this is an amazing cause and a great way to raise awareness about the charity.”

If there was ever a perfect time to jump on the bandwagon, June is it. Embrace Junk Free June, the new nationwide fundraising event for The Cancer Society of New Zealand and the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Junk Free June will see Kiwis raise money for The Cancer Society of New Zealand, by eating “junk free” for the month of June.

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JULIA & LIBBY MATTHEWS | @juliaandlibby Clean eating chefs, bloggers, authors & radio personalities. “Diet related chronic diseases are the most common cause of death in the world. Dietary factors contribute to some kinds of cancer so being able to encourage others to cut an unhealthy food from their diet for 30 days will make them feel awesome and may help them make better food choices in the future.”

New Zealanders nationwide are encouraged to make a positive nutritional choice, by sacrificing a junk food or junk foods for the entire month of June, and having their friends and family donate money in support.

Junk  Free  June  participants  are  encouraged  to  share  their  progress  with  the  world  by  using  the #junkfreejune hashtag across all social media platforms.

NADIA LIM | @nadialimchef Award-winning author, cook, dietitian and lover of healthy food. “My dad recently passed away from cancer (a very rare, genetic form). The Cancer Society has always been a huge support for patients and families, and they need all they can get to find a cure!”

NADIA LIM | @nadialimchef
Award-winning author, cook, dietitian and lover of healthy food.
“My dad recently passed away from cancer (a very rare, genetic form). The Cancer Society has always been a huge support for patients and families, and they need all they can get to find a cure!”

The definition of ‘junk’ is self-defined and different for everyone; Junk Free June is about sacrificing something that you eat often and know isn’t good for you. By cutting one’s own version of ‘junk’ out for the month, individuals raise money for The Cancer Society of New Zealand.

The Cancer Society provides free and confidential support and information to people dealing with a cancer diagnosis, promotes ways we can reduce our risk of cancer and invests in cancer research.

“Our goal was to create a charity event that is not only beneficial to the participant’s health, but also really fun to be part of,” says Junk Free June creative director Matt Clayton.

“The ideal scenario for us is that people have an awesome time trying new recipes and sharing their successes during June, then realising after the month that they feel better because they have eliminated their chosen type of junk.”

An impressive collection of Kiwis have got behind the cause, including Millie Elder Holmes, Amber Peebles, Nadia Lim, Jaime Ridge, Stan Walker, Four Eyes, Julia and Libby Matthews and Makaia Carr.

www.junkfreejune.org.nz

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