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10K for Cancer Buddies

10K for Cancer Buddies

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25 years – Let’s get running

This year I decided that I want to celebrate my 25th birthday by running my first 10K. Why?

Because I am blessed to still be alive, healthy and running around on this earth, going for yet another year. But that’s not all; I want you to be part of this journey.  

As some of you may know, in 2008 my dad lost his battle against cancer. His 2.5 years of living with cancer have taught me to see and experience life differently and at the same time reminded me that support from family, friends and the community is key to get through the tough times in life.  

So, not only did I run my first 10K on 7 September 2019 - my second goal is to raise funds for Cancer Buddies.

  • Why the R10,000.00 target? Well, a 10km race = 10 000m
  • And how are we going to achieve it? Celebrating 25 years = at least 400 people to each make a donation of R25.00 

This means that I need 400 of you to join me on this journey doing something that I love to support a cause dear to my heart, backing those fighting the big C… 3, 2, 1, let’s go!!

Update: A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has made a donation! We have already raised more than 70% of our target - let’s keep going!

More about Cancer Buddies:

Cancer Buddies is a non-profit organization which offers support, information and guidance to those affected by cancer. With this platform Cancer Buddies pair individuals newly diagnosed with cancer, with survivors who have overcome this dreaded disease.

Cancer Buddies offers a free and easily accessible peer-to-peer Buddy Support System, where cancer patients can receive practical advice, information, guidance, and support directly from cancer survivors

Donations

  • Sep 27, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Great cause" - Anonymous

  • Sep 27, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "." - Almari

  • Sep 09, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "Sterkte met jou 1e 10k race! Mag dit goed gaan" - Zani

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Dankie vir almal wat deel is van hierdie span! Ons is amper daar!" - M Dykman

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Baie geluk Maryks! " - BB

  • Sep 05, 2019 - USD $ 6.76
  • "Happy birthday! Sterkte met jou run! Kom kuier! " - Denise

  • Sep 05, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Go Kiddo Go" - Elzane & André

  • Sep 05, 2019 - USD $ 20.28
  • "Great cause to run for...????????" - Gehard en Diné

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you, and YOU Maryke, have a LOT of character Good Luck!" - nicole boogaers

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Go Go Go! Baie trots op jou. Lewe is kort " - Monique Jordaan

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 16.41
  • "“Keep running the race that is set before you with endurance” - Heb 12:1" - Just Run

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "Sterkte Maryke! Jammer ek kan nou nie saam hardloop daai dag nie." - Erno Dykman

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go Nig!!! Jy het dit!" - Arni

  • Aug 31, 2019 - USD $ 6.59
  • "You go girl!" - Alta

  • Aug 31, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Trots op jou! Good luck ??" - Bianca

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Jy is 'n champion Maryks! Liefde! " - Jolene

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Jy het hierdie - enjoy dit! " - Clarisa

  • Aug 27, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Hou bene hou! " - Badkus

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "You go girl! So trots op jou! " - Mica

  • Aug 20, 2019 - USD $ 16.19
  • "-" - Julius

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "For everyone I know currently fighting this battle, and those who are now at peace. " - Brigitte

  • Aug 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "My dad is a survivor. Good luck with the project." - Lindi

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Well done!!" - Anamari

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You got this bababeer!!! Supporting you every step of the way!" - Danielle Du Plooy

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 524.38
  • "." - Carin

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Go Petie!!!" - Elizma

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "." - Die Burgers

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Jy lewe voluit en is ? inspirasie vir ander om jou. Sterkte!" - Nadia

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Jy is n inspirasie Maryks!" - Deidre

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "?" - Charny

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 11.28
  • "Best of luck Maryke!" - Darren Vermaak

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Jy is tot alles instaat deur Hom wat jou krag gee" - Imke

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "Amazing doelwit en cause! " - Carike

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "??" - Pieter

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Net ‘n klein bydrae... " - Sanelle

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Let's get this going! :-D" - M Dykman

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 7 723.93

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00
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Cancer Buddies

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Cancer Buddies is an organisation which offers support, information and guidance to those affected by cancer. It matches those newly diagnosed with cancer, to survivors who are trained to assist patients and their carers to deal with and heal through their cancer journey.     

It offers this free peer to peer buddy support network where cancer patients can interact with, receive practical advice, information, guidance and support from cancer survivors who have walked a path through their own cancer journey.

We are looking for Cancer Buddy Champions who have been touched by cancer in some way to raise funds for their favorite Cancer Buddies Projects or to enable the Cancer Buddies team to deliver more support for South Africans affected and suffering from the raw reality of a cancer diagnosis.

To set up your own fundraising page for Cancer Buddies click here