As my loyal readers know, I recently launched a campaign to raise R20 000 (ZAR) to cover four Operation Smile cleft lip / palate operations. Each operation takes 45 minutes to complete and costs R5000.
So far, I have received some great support and the current amount raised is R6400 which means that we have covered the first operation. ***Happy dance***
I’m dedicating my Two Oceans Half Marathon run to this worthy cause. My training is going slowly but I have just under 50 days to get properly running fit. I plan to run the 21.1km in under 2h30 but it will all depend on the day. I’ve done it before so I know I can do it. It’s just up to me to put in the hard work and start running longer distances.
You don’t have to be a runner or even in South Africa to support my cause. My friend, Tash, is hosting a half marathon on Tortola in the BVI’s to raise money for this cause. Other friends who are in other parts of South Africa and abroad have made generous contributions and my Cape Town friends are planning some fun fundraising and support initiatives on race day.
Remember that if you donate and do get involved at the event, you will receive a bright yellow headband to wear on race day to show that you’re supporting my cause. My friend Leigh and I tried them out at the Greenpoint Park Run last weekend and they work well. If you’re running, you can wear it around your head, neck or as a wrist sweatband. Supporters can wear them or can wave them around while cheering on other runners.
And if you need another reason why… consider the South African term ‘Ubuntu’.