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Based on the triumphant success of the first Ultra Marathon of Honour 2020, the Machi Filotimo Cancer Project will host our second Ultra Marathon of Honour on 29th May 2021, proudly partnered by BMW Bryanston and IDEASMAN. 

Our Brand Ambassador, Temotio Jacopo, know to us as Timo, will be running 115KM IN 12 HOURS, starting just outside Parys and ending at BMW Bryanston. This amazing feat of strength and endurance epitomizes the journey of a cancer sufferer.

Timo will take on this challenge to fund the fight against Cancer and to honour the taken. 


May Month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and our aim is to create awareness to prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa with about 20 000 reported cases every year and 700 deaths. South Africa has the second-highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented by respecting the sun. The three most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma. Melanoma Awareness is represented by the colour black.


Our Filotimo Melanoma Cancer Champions are amazing people who in the face of adversity and against all the odds, not only survived but lived to tell their story.  Together with our project, they are raising awareness about skin cancer through our weekly webinars and social media, where we educate on ways to prevent skin cancer. 


We would like to expand our reach by creating more workshops throughout the year which will include visits to schools through our FILOTIMO KIDS PROGRAMME to educate the youth on skin health as South African children are more at risk from sunburn at school due to inadequate sun protection. In South Africa, skin cancer remains the most common cancer with about 20 000 reported cases and 700 deaths a year, making it a significant health problem. 


According to CANSA, one of our Partnered Institutions, most of a person’s lifetime exposure to the sun occurs before the age of 18, which makes sun-safe practice an absolute must at pre-schools, primary schools, and high schools.


The last 5KM stretch of the Ultra Marathon will be super exciting as our Hero and his team will be joined by our amazing Filotimo Cancer Champions and partners, in support, as they run together, UNITED AS ONE, to cross the finish line and share at the moment, as our Hero delivers a message from Machi to all Cancer Warriors. The estimated time of arrival is 16H00.


We will also be hosting Virtual events online to increase awareness and raise funds. We want to have as many inspiring sports fanatics join in this epic event. You can choose to run, walk, cycle or even swim to make up your #115KM or #115Minutes.


By reaching our target, we will be in a position to continue to do the amazing work that we do, in the spirit of Filotimo, by creating awareness, educating on the signs and symptoms that lead to cancer, its treatment options and providing palliative care to those in need, through our medical partners and institutions. The funds raised for this event will be utilized for education and awareness with a specific focus on Skin Cancer and to grow the Machi Filotimo Cancer Project both Nationally and Internationally.


Help us to continue to do what we do... in the spirit of Filotimo. 



Pledge per KM = 115KM’s

Make your donation and support our amazing cause. 


For more information about the event see our dedicated Facebook page



Evy Michalopoulos on 

[email protected]


Please rsvp here if you would like to join us on the day,


MFCP Registration Number: 2019/338757/08

Social Development NPO Number: 233-575-NPO

MFCP is registered as a Public Benefit Organization i.t.o. Section 18A(1) of the act with Registration No. PBO 930071517


We are proud to be partnered with and driven by BMW BRYANSTON 


"The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project - doing what we do in the spirit of Filotimo"


















  • Apr 09, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "A cause close to my heart having suffered my own loss. Grateful and proud to have people like Temo to drive awareness and change lives." - Nswana Mwangu

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Donations to date

R 10 000.00

Fundraising target

R 750 000.00

Machi Filotimo Cancer Project

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The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project is a Non-Profit Company registered in 2019 with Registration mumber 2019/338757/08 and Social Development NPO Number 233-575NPO.  We are registered as a Public Benefit Organization i.t.o. Section 18A(1) of the act with Regsistration No PBO 930071517 and our goal is to raise awareness for people diagnosed with cancer. 

Our purpose is to create awareness about Cancer, to educate on early detection and to render palliative care to cancer patients. Together with our partners, we work harmoniously in all areas related to addressing Cancer control objectives in order to take care of patients with cancer and support families of survivors.

Our goal is not only to raise funds but to also gather support from individuals and commercial enterprises who can contribute according to their means in whatever way possible.

We are proud to be associated with numerous partners including the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the Cancer Alliance, HOSPICE WITS and the Breast Wellness Centre, to name but a few.

To find out more about our organization, please visit our website: