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Deirdre Hewitson Photography

Deirdre Hewitson Photography

Personal message

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, and thank you everyone for helping me reach my target.

I arrived, fighting waves of nervous nausea on Sunday morning, feeling not nearly ready to tackle 50 km.

But I did it. I was hoping to just make cut-off. Instead, I came in under eight hours, in the top 100 walkers, and have a (fake) golf medal for my efforts. So, apart from the odd blister and some stiffness, I'm feeling exceptionally pleased with myself.

In addition, though, I remain amazed at what the body can achieve once determination kicks in. There were times when I was weaving across the pavement, willing it all to end. But I pushed on, and managed to get a second breath for the last kilometer so that I could power into the stadium and try to fool anyone who took the time to look that this was just a breeze.

Again I learnt: You can always go further than you thought you could. You can always do more. Never give up.

Thank you again for your support. It really did make the experience much more worthwhile!




  • Oct 31, 2008 - R 1 000.00
  • "burn that tar" - Evan & Debbie

  • Oct 30, 2008 - R 100.00
  • "Hope you have a good one! Nice idea!" - Louise

  • Oct 30, 2008 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go girl." - Lynne

  • Oct 29, 2008 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck, Belinda & Ed Levin" - Belinda and Ed Levin

  • Oct 29, 2008 - R 100.00
  • "Think you're nuts, but very brave to do the ambulatory marathon" - Ms Dark & Lovely

  • Oct 29, 2008 - R 250.00
  • "Enjoy" - Mr X

  • Oct 29, 2008 - R 250.00
  • "This is a great endeavour and we wish you a "meaningful" and easy walk. E&B" - E&B

  • Oct 29, 2008 - R 100.00
  • "Way to go girl. Please wear the correct shoes and take some spare plasters along!" - Daniella

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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.