947 - Bigger and Bolder 2021
- Number of champion(s): 12
- Cause: Rainbows and Smiles Foundation
This year the route is a little longer. The streets of Joburg will shut down and an elite swarm of Worker-bees will tackle their way through 97km. There will be a dirt track for our off-road cycling Bumble-bees of 25km and 50km. And our adorable Baby- Bees, 2 – 16 years of age will be cycling a “grueling” 1 – 10km (dependent on age).
We ride to improve fitness, push ourselves to achieve our own goals, foster team spirit, and experience the buzz along this awe-inspiring route. …but most importantly our colony of bees has a very special mission and that is to raise funds and awareness for children fighting cancer.
Rainbows and Smiles is not funded by the government, and we rely on the generosity of our supporters and the passion of our volunteers to enable us to do the work we do.
Each year in South Africa alone, almost 1000 children are diagnosed with cancer. With our socio-economic challenges and sadly the poor level of awareness of early warning signs of childhood cancer, it means that many children are diagnosed very late into their illness and as a result, they face many difficult battles.
Thank you for being part of the 947 RIDE JOBURG Challenge and for supporting our mission to make a difference in the lives of our little cancer fighters.