NeuroEndocrine Cancer fundraiser in Launceston a big success

Monday 24 October 2022

Prominent Tasmanian horse owner and cancer patient Rob Hammond has teamed up with NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia (NECA) with the aim of helping raise awareness of the disease and at the same time raise much-needed funds for the organization.

Hammond was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour (NET) four years ago and he has had ongoing treatment to try and reduce the tumour growth and so far, it has been successful.

In Launceston last Friday Hammond and his former Launceston Cup winner Glass Warrior played host to the team from NECA with a specially sponsored race meeting at Mowbray aimed at raising funds for the organization that receives no national funding.

The event raised close to $40,000 through donations of auction items and service fees to stallions along with accommodation packages and support from Flinders Island businesses.

Hear what NECA CEO Meredith Cummins and others from the organization had to say at the media event as well as comments from Hammond who is as passionate about NECA as he is about racing.

Hammond’s mare Glass Warrior also played her role as the Ambassador to help find a cure for NeuroEndocrine Cancer.
Watch the video.