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Curves cares for CHOC

Curves cares for CHOC

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With only 1 week to the start of the ABSA CAPE EPIC we are really appealing to all supporters to dig deep and help us meet our target of R75 000 for CHOC.  So far we have a total of R2450 deposited and we have also received cash donations which have been deposited directly into the CHOC bank account. Should you wish to do the same please use the following account:

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa

ABSA: 9117838492         Branch: 632005          Reference: CURVES x 2 Epic

Thanks to the following friends for the cash donations:

Anne Allen                 R50          Sanet Mathers          R100          Mary Ann Rossouw         R100

Nicky Botha                R20          Shiralee Blignaut       R100         Shelly Herbert               R100

Fransien Baker           R50          Jennifer Stopford       R100          Total: R620

All credit card donations will be reflected on this page and we will keep updating as we receive news from Choc of any deposits which will be reflected on their bank account.  Our fundraising continues until the end of April so keep giving and make a difference in a child's life.

If you woud like to follow the route - check out the website on

Sharon and Jan are excited and appreciative of the opportunity to represent CURVES at the Absa Cape Epic aka “The Magical and Untamed African MTB Race”, this year covering 685km and climbing a total of 16560m ( twice the height of Everest ). The race which is over 8 days, begins in Cape Town with a prologue climbing up Table Mountain. The next seven days cover a route which includes Gordon's Bay, Villiersdorp, Greyton, Grabouw and finishes at Lourensford in Somerset West. 

We are the only Womens’ Masters ( 50 plus) Team to be accepted. There will be a total of 10 women only teams, 93 mixed and 498 mens’ teams.

The period leading up to the event has been filled with many hours of preparation and as we only have 1 week left now, we are hoping that we have  put in enough to make the last 10 months of training, tears and exhaustion, all worthwhile. We have been training using the Polar heart-rate programme, putting in between 15 and 20 hours a week. Sometimes we panic wildly as we are not sure if we have done enough, but everyone keeps warning us not to over-train. I guess we'll only know after Saturday 28 March as we collapse over the finish line.

Jan, as owner, and Sharon, as manager, of a Curves Club have both been made so aware of the whole “Curves experience” of caring for, supporting and encouraging women. Seeing the change in women has been the main focus behind this Epic attempt. We encounter, many times, women who have to deal with enormous obstacles like losing very large amounts of kilograms or having bad medical problems to overcome. They sometimes believe that we cannot relate to their problems and this is our way of putting ourselves in a similar vulnerable situation with a goal which seems insurmountable. We want to prove that with the right support anything is possible if you really try hard enough. It has been such a rewarding experience to be on the other side and we can now truly live and ride by the Curves motto of “strengthening women”. For more info on Curves go to

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to donate. Your contribution to this page will benefit the charity listed on the left. 

Please donate generously.

Many thanks for your support.


  • Apr 03, 2009 - R 120.00
  • "You are an inspiration." - Cherry

  • Mar 19, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "Jan + Sharon - Love, Prayers and Blessing with you both. Love Walsh Family" - Walsh Family

  • Mar 19, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "you are stars! go & kick butt! Enjoy!" - Shona

  • Mar 19, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "" - C. L.

  • Mar 18, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "All the best ladies. Curves: StrengthenED Women!!!" - Clinton Nelson

  • Mar 17, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good Luck Ladies" - Carmen Haldane

  • Mar 16, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck from Curves International!" - Mike Raymond

  • Mar 16, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Start slowly, finish strongly. Good luck!" - HF&P

  • Mar 16, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good Luck and have a safe ride" - Suresh Naidoo

  • Mar 16, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck ladies. Will be at the finish cheering you home :-)" - Nix

  • Mar 16, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good Luck!" - Stuart

  • Mar 15, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Proud of the two of you!" - De-aL cycling

  • Mar 12, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Enjoy it - well done !" - Peter

  • Mar 12, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "" - Colonel

  • Mar 11, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you all the best!" - Emma

  • Mar 08, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "You're an inspiration! Curves Castle Walk - Sandy" - Sandy

  • Mar 03, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Lorna de Villiers rose to her own challenge at Curves Cape Gate and donated R100" - Lorna de Villiers

  • Feb 25, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "We know you can do it. Good Luck" - C. A. L.

  • Feb 02, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "GO GIRLS" - Highlands Lodge

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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.