Vector Lights will shine yellow and blue for three nights to support Daffodil Day, symbolising hope for one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.
The static lights will illuminate Auckland Harbour Bridge from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019 between 6pm and midnight.
Cancer Society Marketing and Communications Manager Paul Hayes says Daffodil Day is their most important annual fundraiser.
“The money raised is used to provide support services to people affected by cancer and their families, fund breakthrough cancer research and help reduce the incidence of cancer for our children and grandchildren.
“Cancer Society relies solely on donations, so we are very grateful for the support of Vector Lights in helping to raise awareness of our fundraising efforts,” he says.
Vector Lights is part of a smart energy partnership between Vector and Auckland Council, in collaboration with the NZ Transport Agency, and is powered by a mix of clean energy technology, including solar panels and batteries.
“As part of our annual programming calendar, Vector Lights supports a number of key not-for-profit causes,” says Auckland Council’s Commercial Development Manager Jo Hartley.
“This year we are proud to support Daffodil Day in recognition of the outstanding work that the Cancer Society does to create a future with less cancer for all New Zealanders,” she says.
Vector’s GM Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel Mark Toner says, “So many New Zealanders are affected by cancer, so we are pleased to be able to support such an important cause, and to recognise the important and vital work of the Cancer Society.”
The Sky Tower and Eden Park will also be lighting up in support of Daffodil Day.