Senior Foodstuffs executive Baden Ngan Kee is working with the Lung Foundation to change the public perception associated with Lung cancer and to help the Lung Cancer Foundation lobby for easier access to potentially life-saving/ extending drugs for Kiwis.

The father of three was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. Even with Baden exercising five days a week, eating well and never smoking a day in his life, he was still diagnosed with terminal cancer. His battle to extend his life has made him aware of the lack of funding for potentially life-extending drugs.

“I strongly believe easier access to effective drugs will change other cancer patients’ lives, “he said. “This is why I’m dedicating my time to raising funds and awareness for the Lung Foundation’s lobbying around this issue.”

As part of Baden’s efforts, a Team Baden fundraising page has been created through the John West 12km Traverse at this year’s Auckland Marathon. With lung cancer being New Zealand’s biggest cancer killer, the team is encouraging members of the public to join them to help raise awareness and funds.

Those who would like to support the team can do it in several ways:

Register a team

Get involved by registering as a team for the John West 12km Traverse (or any other event at the Auckland Marathon). You can then set up an Everydayhero fundraising page and join Team Baden in raising money for the Lung Foundation.

Take part individually

You can also register for the John West 12km Traverse individually and create your own Everydayhero fundraising page to contribute vital funds for ‘Team Baden’ and the Lung Foundation.

Support Team Baden

If taking part in the John West 12km Traverse isn’t an option, you can, of course, always donate directly to the Team Baden fundraising page using this link:


All funds raised for Team Baden will go towards the Lung Foundation’s lobbying for improved access to potentially life-saving drugs for Kiwi lung cancer patients.