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THE RACE MAY BE OVER BUT WE ARE STILL FUNDRAISING!(We Finished it with smiles and bicycles intact).

INCLUDING DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO CHOC WE HAVE SO FAR THIS YEAR RAISED NEARLY R45.000 (of which R7.800 was through the backabuddy website)



Ralph Mills and I are the CHOC R&Cing Team who have for the last two years completed the ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike race and raised R180,000 for CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation. The 2007 event raised just over R70, 000 which was spent on maintenance and redecoration of the paediatric oncology wards at both Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospitals. In 2008 we set a target of R100, 000 to go towards upgrading of the paediatric oncology procedure rooms at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. We are delighted to let you know that not only did we exceed the 2008 target by R5,000 but that the first of the procedure rooms has been completely revamped, with work starting on the next during this month! We cannot begin to tell you what a difference this has made to the children and paediatric oncology staff!

Spurred on by the difference we have made to the well-being of children with cancer we have decided to have another go at completing the 2009 ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike race and to raise our target to R150,000 this time round! Please assist us in achieving our goal by donating what you can – we cannot “keep more than hope alive” for the CHOC children without your support.

 In 2009 our fundraising effort will be allocated to the purchase of three sorely needed Minor Procedure lights for Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospitals. There is a particular need for mobile operating lights to enable the paediatric oncologists to perform minor procedures in the treatment rooms. The remaining funds raised will be contributed towards the upgrade of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospitals Oncology Ward 43 and 44.

 The 2009 ABSA Cape Epic, an 8-day mountain bike team stage race dubbed by some as the “Tour de France” of mountain biking, will for the first time be held in Cape Town and surrounding areas. A total distance of 743km with ascent of 16,650 metres will be facing all participants! It is a gruelling affair and most of the year leading up to the event is spent training. The website makes for an interesting read and during the race it can also be accessed for regular reports on progress. Visit

Section 18A Donations Receipts are available on request directly from CHOC on [email protected].

Thank you in advance for supporting this very worthy cause.

Feel free to forward the link to this page to anyone that you think may be willing to make a contribution.




  • Apr 21, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Sorry for the delay. Hope are having fun!" - Kamila Bohun

  • Apr 08, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - Non

  • Mar 30, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "May the sun shine on your face and the wind be always at your back. Good luck." - Meagan

  • Mar 26, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Your effort and achievement are under-rated !" - Gail_Alan

  • Mar 19, 2009 - R 2 000.00
  • "Good luck to u and Ralph" - Piotr Sochanski

  • Mar 11, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Well done guys, keep it up!" - The Lewi's

  • Mar 11, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "This buys Julia another massage. Good Luck!!" - Jacquie

  • Mar 11, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck guys!!! Amazing stuff :-)" - Carla

  • Mar 11, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good Luck guys! " - Lance & Kiara Chananie

  • Mar 11, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "Tell Ralph this buys me a massage on Epic :-)" - Julia Skea

  • Feb 18, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "" - 'Racing Ralph'

  • Feb 10, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - James Winter

  • Jan 29, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "I'm am proud of you guys!" - JW Sochanski

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Donations to date

R 7 800.00

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation

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CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC has a head office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, two branches, and 12 accommodation facilities close to treatment centres. CHOC relies heavily on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals wanting to make a difference in the lives of these little ones.

Their comprehensive support improves the welfare and quality of care of children with cancer and offers families a wide range of psychosocial services and practical support such as counselling, free accommodation, free transport and transport fund to ensure that no child abandons treatment due to the family not affording transport costs, food parcels as they recognise the financial difficulties families often face and parent to parent support groups. CHOC also plays a leading advocacy role and promotes early detection to save lives nationally.