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Active with RA

Active with RA

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'Mobility, health and independence.'

Active with RA is a fundraising and awareness campaign for sufferers of auto-immune disease.

It is an opportunity for the able-bodied to help and encourage those who are less able.

On 1 Nov, weather permitting, our three cause champions will be kayaking from Sea Point to Clifton, trail running from Clifton to Signal Hill, and paragliding off Signal Hill, landing on the Sea Point promenade. These three ladies all suffer from auto-immune disease, but are thankful to be well and able.

With this pilot event, we want to raise funding for Judy Nel's hip replacement surgery. Judy is a much-loved science teacher from Port Elizabeth who has been waiting for a hip replacement for four years. She is currently wheelchair bound and will remain in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, unless she has this surgery as soon as possible. Her dearest wish is to be mobile and independent so that she can help her sister (who herself is wheelchair bound due to Post-Polio Syndrome) and also get back to her students.

While straightforward donations, big or small, would be greatly appreciated, we've decided to take it one step further:

We encourage you to get up, get out there and increase your mobility, activity and fitness. Do what you can, whether you are using a walker and can only pledge to do 20 more steps a day; or are a marathon runner and can pledge to run 50km more per week. The idea is to get friends, family and businesses involved, asking them to donate a certain amount per step, per km, etc..

Be creative: If you are confined to a wheelchair, get someone to donate per tricep dip. If you are acrobatic, call up a circus company and ask them to donate per handstand push-up. If you're a swimmer, get a sports retailer to donate R5 per lap swum. Anything goes!

Help us help Judy, and improve your own mobility and health along the way too!

This would not be possible without the help of our generous sponsors, Cape Kayak Adventures, the Arthritis Foundation, Wallendair, Adventures with RA and Trilight Media.

For more information and to make a pledge:

Website: www.activewithra.com

Email: [email protected]tivewithra.com

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/339597990818205

Please share your pledges and ideas. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Donations

  • Nov 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Donation

    " - Anonymous

  • Nov 03, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Have a wonderful adventure! Much love from Pete & Erica

    " - Erica Brumage

  • Nov 01, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Go Carrie!" - Die Du Plessis

  • Nov 01, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "For the win!" - Prinsloos

  • Nov 01, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Go Carrie" - JeANNE eRASMUS

  • Nov 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Enioy the day!" - Cole and Claire

  • Oct 31, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Stronger together " - VK SANAN

  • Oct 30, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "For wellness...and beyond" - Liezl

  • Oct 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Go go go guys! " - The Hattinghs

  • Oct 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Winile" - Winile Mothsoane

  • Oct 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck!" - Scheepers

  • Oct 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "You got this!!" - Natalie Oosthuizen

  • Oct 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Ouma says go for it!" - Maureen de Villiers

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 30.89
  • "I will survive!!!!ek " - Christa Joubert

  • Oct 25, 2020 - USD $ 30.89
  • "Go girls" - Martiens en Elbie Schoeman

  • Oct 22, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Have an awesome day!" - Fanny Lacroix

  • Oct 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Carrie " - Stephen Smith

  • Oct 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best, Judy!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 24.28
  • "the best of luck for your great project" - June Green

  • Oct 12, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Enjoy the challenge Carrie. You are amazing ! Lisa xx" - Lisa Thomas Studio

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 12.14
  • "Go Carrie xx" - TF

  • Oct 12, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Proud of you!" - Eric & Arianne

  • Oct 12, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Awesome initiative, hope you reach your goal. " - Patrick Dominy

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Donations to date

R 10 899.99

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00
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