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Andrea's Comrades for Rainbows 2018

Andrea's Comrades for Rainbows 2018

Personal message

I am a proud mother of two healthy teenagers, and this will be my fourth Comrades Marathon.

In my line of work, I spend a lot of time in hospitals. In hospital one becomes a patient, which can be an extremely dehumanising experience for kids and their parents. Add to this a life-threatening diagnosis, and a place of healing becomes a very frightening place to be. 

For me “Rainbow and Smiles” symbolises bringing hope and laughter to kids with cancer, and this is demonstrated in every aspect of the work that they do. Hope is the belief that a positive outcome lies ahead, which can be a really difficult belief to hold onto in the face of cancer. 

For kids with cancer, having a sense of hope can help them face their challenges with greater strength and confidence.

Hope and laughter reminds them and everybody around them that they are more than a diagnosis, more than a patient – they are a human being, and more importantly, they are a kid with hopes and dreams and the innate need to have fun.  


  • Jun 11, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done on running for such a worthy cause Andrea - it's inspiring!" - Shirley Joscelyne

  • Jun 09, 2018 - USD $ 13.43
  • "Good luck Andi and thanks for making a difference to children" - Tam Reid

  • Jun 01, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Enjoy your run" - Robyn McMenemey

  • Jun 01, 2018 - R 473.00
  • "Gotta make your target R3000" - Vanessa-Lee da Silva

  • Jun 01, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Will be watching! You are amazing" - Wendy Cowper

  • May 30, 2018 - USD $ 39.39
  • "Have a great run and well done on your choice of charity!" - Basil

  • May 29, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Have a great day out there Andy" - Steve McCarley

  • May 29, 2018 - USD $ 96.36
  • "Keep on running! " - Brenda

  • May 14, 2018 - USD $ 16.32
  • "Go rock it!" - Wendles

  • May 14, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck!" - Emile

  • May 10, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "You go girl! " - Andrea Dibb

  • May 10, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Well done Andi and good luck xx" - Kerry Tromp

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Donations to date

R 4 348.33

Fundraising target

R 2 000.00

Rainbows and Smiles Foundation

Rainbows and Smiles Foundation Logo

The mission of Rainbows and Smiles is to provide emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child or children of that family is diagnosed with a life threatening illness such as cancer. In addition, Rainbows and Smiles encourage childhood cancer awareness to educate in the hope of promoting early detection.

To set up your own fundraising page for Rainbows and Smiles click here