Cycle to Sodwana for CHOC
- By: Jaco Erasmus
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/cycle-to-sodwana-for-choc
It''s long been a dream of mine to cycle from home in Brakpan to Sodwana. The road to Sodwana is beautifull and goes through beautiful parts of the country.
I'm doing this to push myself personally and at the same time to support a worthy cause.
In 2012 I was part of the Cape Town Charity Cycle Tour where we cycled from Sun City to Cape Town, and I again want to push my limits.
My cycle to Sodwana will be unassisted by a support vehicle and I will also fund the trip on my own.
Also in pursuing my dream to cycle to Sodwana in December this year I aim to do a sub 3 94.7 Cycle Challenge.
As someone who has lost a father to cancer and also seen many family members and friends affected by cancer, I decided to support the C.H.O.C. Foundation.
I urge you to support me in this challenge by contributing a small amount to a worthy cause that means alot to children suffering from cancer!
- Sep 12, 2016 - R 110.00
- "Good luck Jaco!!!!" - Tracey - Full-time-multi-tasking-NINJA
- Sep 12, 2016 - R 210.00
- "Awesome Mr Erasmus!!" - Natural Moments Bush Camp - Sodwana Bay
- Aug 25, 2016 - R 102.82
- "Worthy Cause, Enjoy the journey! " - Pierre Venter
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation
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.