Charis 947 for Rainbows 2017
- By: Charis Meyer
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/charis-947-for-rainbows-2017
Charis has taken on the challenge to cycle the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge Mountain Bike race, to raise funds and awareness for Rainbows and Smiles – a childhood cancer foundation close to my heart.
“I met Bonni a while ago (that’s us in my profile photo) and she told me about the work she does at Rainbows and Smiles, assisting children with cancer and their families. I would love to cycle 94.7km in memory of her beautiful brave little boy Jed.”
Every year in South Africa, almost 1000 children are diagnosed with cancer. Our socio-economic challenges, and generally poor level of awareness of early warning signs of childhood cancer, means that a large number of these children are diagnosed very late into their illness. As a result, they face a difficult battle.
My team at Rainbows Riders is on a mission to raise awareness and funds for children fighting cancer. Rainbows and Smiles is a community-based, charitable foundation dedicated to providing emotional, social and financial support to children diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness, and their families and caregivers.
We are not funded by 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.
Thank you for supporting our challenge and mission to make a difference in the life of a child with cancer.
To help us raise funds please click the DONATE BUTTON next to the barometer!
- Sep 07, 2017 - R 500.00
- "Good luck my friend! You may see Grant along the way! Xxx" - Debbie Lee
- Aug 29, 2017 - R 500.00
- "You are such a special lady! Xxx" - Chantell Lauryssen
- Aug 23, 2017 - R 500.00
- "Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honouring the taken and never giving up hope." - Foxy
Rainbows and Smiles Foundation
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