Ride For CHOC
- By: Andrew Addison
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/drewaddison
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
This page allows you to make secure donations directly to my chosen chairity: CHOC - Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. For more on them: www.choc.org.za and also the info panel to the left.
I’m hoping to raise funds by using the few tools I have - I am a Cancer survivor, I can ride a bicycle, and I’m a determined so and so.
2009 marks the 10th anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. I rode my first Argus Cycle Tour in the 2 week break I had between my final chemo session and the start of my month long radiation treatment.
My Father rode his first Argus the following year at age 64, it was hot and very hard that year. I asked him afterwards if Lance Armstrong had inspired him when it got tough, he replied “no, you did”
Since then, amongst many other road and mountainbike races, I have done 6 Tours, he has done 5.
We are marking the 10 year anniversary this year by doing it together on a tandem. I am now 43, he is 73.
We are using the occasion to raise money for CHOC, you can go to http://www.rideforcancer.iblog.co.za/ to read more on my story and keep track of our progress. I have just opened that site and it needs work. It will be updated continually, so please keep checking back.
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.
Andrew & David Addison
- Feb 13, 2009 - R 300.00
- "You are a splendid example of a person that confronts adversity head on. Well done. Tony and Susan " - Tony and Susan
- Feb 13, 2009 - R 500.00
- "What a blessing to be healthy again" - Michele
- Feb 13, 2009 - R 1 000.00
- "R 100 per year to celebrate your life. Steve Berry " - Steve Berry
- Feb 13, 2009 - R 200.00
- "Enjoy the ride! Well done on a good initiative." - Noel
- Jan 23, 2009 - R 100.00
- "Fat Git!" - Oscar Sierra
- Jan 22, 2009 - R 250.00
- "I'm really proud of you for doing this!" - Cindy robertson
- Jan 22, 2009 - R 200.00
- "big admiration" - Pietro
- Jan 22, 2009 - R 250.00
- "well done Andrew, all best. Giuseppe" - Giuseppe Russo
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.