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Dijon's Cycle Challenge

Dijon's Cycle Challenge

Personal message

I have once again entered the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, which takes place on Sunday 9th March 2008. This time however, I will be supporting a worthy cause in the form of the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, the well-known South African organization that provides help to improve the welfare and quality of care to children with cancer.

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, as many of you already know, is a 109 kilometer cycle race in Cape Town, a world-class event which attracts 35 000 participants a year and is the biggest of its kind.

This year is the first time we are able to fund-raise in an easy and secure way on the www.easigiving.co.za (alternatively named www.backabuddy.co.za ) website. Have a look for yourself, and at the same time I would appreciate it if you could reach for the credit card and help me to support this great organization. In particular, I would like to challenge other Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour entrants to also select a charity, and to do the same. To all my sport-loving Buddies out there, let’s see if we can squeeze a smile out of our Hearty Herb above by reaching our target of R40 000. So, equally as important as your donation, please communicate details of my fund-raising page - without delay and before you forget - to everyone you think may be interested - whether verbally, by email, or facebook, whether in SA or anywhere else in the world. It is all for a great cause. If you are a visitor to my fund-raising page, and would like to spread the message, you can click on Promote this page – you will find the link above our (currently not-so-happy) Hearty Herb on this page.

As a matter of interest, if you wish to make a contribution from your business, your contribution here will earn you points on your BEE scorecard – that is if you are interested!?

Herb’s barometer on this page shows the progress we are making against our target of R40 000, and
any (clean) comments you wish to make are also posted here alongside your contribution.

A huge THANK YOU to those of you that have helped thusfar, and I will report back after the event, here on this page.

[ THURSDAY 13th MARCH: Safely back in Jhb after a fantastic week-end. Race-day Sunday offered fantastic conditions for cyclists, with beautiful sunshine and almost no wind. I went off at 7h25 and got to the finish 3hr 16min later, a bit tired but very satisfied with the result. Equally pleasing has been the outstanding response to this page, with R22 600 collected, plus a further R1000 pledged. Needless to say, CHOC is amazed at what has been achieved so far. The page remains open for further donations so please help wherever you can. Thanks again to those of you that have donated so generously. Dijon.]

For more info:
www.cycletour.co.za

 

Donations

  • Sep 26, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - Richard Hirsch

  • May 19, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Well Done" - TC

  • Mar 19, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Well done old man" - Grace and Lester Day

  • Mar 14, 2008 - R 400.00
  • "Keep those legs pumping!" - Rhoda

  • Mar 13, 2008 - R 2 000.00
  • "Well done" - Craig Clucas

  • Mar 11, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Nice looking bike" - Noel Graves

  • Mar 11, 2008 - R 100.00
  • "My 10yr old nephew is having a bone marrow transplant so I'm giving all I can to him!" - Sue Acutt

  • Mar 08, 2008 - R 2 000.00
  • "You still have to beat my 3 hour time" - John Trollope

  • Mar 08, 2008 - R 200.00
  • "Enjoy the ride and don't overdo it ouboet!" - Helen Fraser

  • Mar 07, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Na zdrowie!" - chris barrow

  • Mar 07, 2008 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Groot Dijon" - Deon

  • Mar 07, 2008 - R 300.00
  • "" - Kim Labuschagne

  • Mar 07, 2008 - R 300.00
  • "Sorry Boet, we did not get our act together! Next time." - Bart

  • Mar 07, 2008 - R 400.00
  • "" - darryl kerr

  • Mar 06, 2008 - R 600.00
  • "GO FOR IT!!! LOVE VAUGHAN & CATH" - Hartley

  • Mar 06, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Looking good next to that bike Dijon!" - Dave Thayser

  • Mar 05, 2008 - R 100.00
  • "Wishing you all the best Dijion." - Catherine McGown

  • Mar 05, 2008 - R 100.00
  • "good luck" -

  • Mar 04, 2008 - R 1 000.00
  • "Better buy a new bike to go with that body!" - Donald Glyn

  • Mar 04, 2008 - R 300.00
  • "Dutchie...good luck my Bud. See you at the end." - Butts

  • Mar 04, 2008 - R 1 000.00
  • "such a great idea Meneer - sterkte" - Megan Mackenzie

  • Mar 04, 2008 - R 1 000.00
  • "Improve on last year....looking forward to a drink" - Intercarpets

  • Mar 03, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "plus 500.00 chalange ~ beat viv by 15min or you pay the extra R500.00." -

  • Mar 03, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Saw you training the other day-good calf muscles-well done on a great initiative" - Paul and Michele jenkins

  • Mar 03, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Go Dijon go, love from the girls at Peiser and Associates" - Sue Peiser

  • Mar 03, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Dijon" - William Croxton

  • Mar 03, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "There is less wind resistence if you leave the Weber at home! Go boy we expect 2 hour 30." - Mike levieux

  • Mar 02, 2008 - R 1 000.00
  • "Last Argus before the big 60 - good luck!" - The Channon Family

  • Mar 02, 2008 - R 4 000.00
  • "you still owe me one - Dawie vanDownunder" - Dawie vanDownunder

  • Mar 01, 2008 - R 3 000.00
  • "The Groot Trek was great base load training for the 17 Argus that were to follow...good luck Oupa" - JC

  • Mar 01, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "Get those legs pumping!" - Allan and Sue

  • Mar 01, 2008 - R 500.00
  • "To get the wheels rolling" - dijon de jager

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 24 500.00

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00
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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.