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Gerrida Rorich running for Rainbows and Smiles

Gerrida Rorich running for Rainbows and Smiles

Personal message

Running is an integral part of my life; it is something I cannot do without. I have run 5 Comrades, 4 of which have been to raise funds and awareness for Rainbows and Smiles.

The past year has provided its fair share of challenges for me: having moved out of the city, away from my running support team and the all too familiar suburban roads I could run at 4:30 am.

Now, living in the bushveld, with no running support team and only long straight sand roads, has given me a new lease of life - hope and the realisation that I can still run. Unlike children with cancer.

The Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge will be a new challenge for me as I will be running the 45km alone, on a straight sand road with no fellow runners or support crew to urge me on. But I choose to do it that way as those who fight cancer, have to do so on their own, ultimately, as only they know and experience the pain and suffering they face on a daily basis.

In order for Rainbows and Smiles to help these darling children, any donation, big or small, will go a long way in easing their suffering.

Personal message:

Children with cancer are like candles in the wind who accept the possibility that they are in danger of being extinguished by a gust of wind from nowhere and yet, as they flicker and dance to remain alive, their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those of us who watch their light. -Unknown

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness - Desmond Tutu


  • Jun 22, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Good luck

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "

    My koei vriendin

    " - Alida

  • Jun 02, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "strongs" - Deine

  • May 31, 2021 - USD $ 18.14
  • "One day I will join you but for now we are behind you 100%! Go ma’am! " - Erin and Thinus

  • May 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go girl!! Jy het n hart van goud<3" - Running friend

  • May 25, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "When the miles get long and tough remember why you started! You got this!!" - Janine

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Donations to date

R 1 850.04

Fundraising target

R 2 000.00

Rainbows and Smiles Foundation

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The mission of Rainbows and Smiles is to provide emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child or children of that family is diagnosed with a life threatening illness such as cancer. In addition, Rainbows and Smiles encourage childhood cancer awareness to educate in the hope of promoting early detection.

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