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James - Comrades for Rainbows 2019

James - Comrades for Rainbows 2019

Personal message

The Comrades Marathon was established nearly 100 years ago to honour those soldiers who had fallen in the Great War (as the First World War was then known).

Those children who are diagnosed with life-threatening cancer face a Great War of their own. Comrades runners are often and easily described as “heroes”, but we aren’t really heroes, we put up with a greater or lesser amount of discomfort for one day – those children who are suffering from cancer have no way of stopping, they have no bailers’ bus to step onto if things get too tough, no club tents with chairs to collapse into when a cold beer seems like a better option than continuing – they must simply fight on, come what may.

So if my run in 2019 can help any children who are suffering every day to have a few more rainbows and a lot more smiles by raising money to support their caregivers, pay medical expenses and provide safe places where they can have fun and be supported, then that is something that I want to do.

Donations

  • Jun 11, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Well done James - amazing!" - Steven

  • Jun 10, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Shine on you crazy diamond" - New York Haydocks

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you a great run James" - Arnold

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you all the very best as you run for this special cause. Thanks for being an example and inspiration to us all. " - Gishatha

  • May 27, 2019 - USD $ 277.30
  • "James, when you quoted "I think, therefore I am", it just proved 'you were' - it didn't prove you weren't crazy. Good Luck!" - Mike J

  • May 27, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are behind you James! (On the charity, not the mad run)" - Anonymous

  • May 26, 2019 - R 350.00
  • "Best of luck James and like they a marathon imitates life – never give up! Good luck. " - Joshua Broll

  • May 25, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "We will be following your progress!" - Mum & Dad

  • May 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Cheeing you on from the sidelines. Thanks for caring enough to make a difference!" - The Steads

  • May 18, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Here's wishing you a great day out on the road." - Kevin

  • May 14, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Well Done! But 90km would still be easier on a motorcycle!" - PaulC #53

  • May 13, 2019 - R 1 500.00
  • "All the best for the Comrades! It is great to see so much money being raised for children with cancer and their families." - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2019 - R 2 764.46
  • "All the best for the Run" - Tremayne

  • May 12, 2019 - R 3 000.00
  • "Rather you than me! All the best James - awesome cause!" - Courtenay

  • May 12, 2019 - R 4 000.00
  • "Well done James! A great cause to benefit from your willpower." - The Turners

  • May 11, 2019 - R 3 000.00
  • "Good man! Go fast!" - Pearse Family

  • May 10, 2019 - R 3 000.00
  • "Big heart James. Good luck & run like the wind!" - Graham&Aim;ée Girdwood

  • May 10, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Good luck James!" - Matthew Chaskalson

  • May 04, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck!" - GS

  • May 02, 2019 - USD $ 34.58
  • "What a worthy cause! Good luck, James :)" - Carima & Sara

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Everything of the best James!" - Yvette van Bergen

  • Apr 22, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck" - Melanie

  • Apr 15, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best and what an amazing cause!" - Selma Visser

  • Apr 12, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Strength to you in this crazy endeavour!" - Pippa Reyburn

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "The best of luck, James!" - Wim Steyn

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "In full support hereof " - Fiona

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck with your run and thanks for raising funds for a worthy cause" - Anonymous

  • Apr 11, 2019 - USD $ 35.94
  • "All the best James - you rock! " - Carlyn Davies

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Great cause, but crazy distance to run. Good luck!" - Stephen Levetan

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are an inspiration. We are fully behind you!" - Deon Lambert

  • Apr 10, 2019 - USD $ 35.50
  • "BEST OF LUCK" - Michael katz

  • Apr 10, 2019 - USD $ 15.34
  • "Great cause in honour which Comrades is being run by a great guy" - Kevin Markman

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck!" - Wilmari

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck James! " - Sasha Donenberg

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "so proud of you, James!" - Natalia Niemack (nee Lopes)

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Do us proud, James!" - That Cape Town lurker again

  • Apr 10, 2019 - USD $ 99.67
  • "Thank you James for standing tall and good luck. " - Phillip Karugaba

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go for it James. Yours will be a run with a heart!" - Theuns Steyn

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Not all heros wear capes - good luck!" - Retha Fischer

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck James!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck James!!!" - Maritha Bekker

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Well done for running for such a worthy cause!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for caring and wishing you all the best with the run." - Karen Mazzola

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Amazing - we're rooting for you!" - George

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck, James!!" - AD Richards

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Great Initiative! This is truly heartwarming." - Inga Macingwane

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "your insanity is helping to make a difference in a sick kids life - well done! Michelle Kleinhans" - Michelle Kleinhans

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 180.00
  • "Good luck!" - Jacky Baskin

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for caring." - Anonymous

  • Apr 10, 2019 - USD $ 71.00
  • "Good luck and congratulations for your initiative" - Gerard de Froberville

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck James" - Jaco & Cara van Zyl

  • Mar 23, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Good luck!" - Kilpena Lalu

  • Mar 19, 2019 - USD $ 332.35
  • "Good luck!" - Anon

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck, meneer!" - A Cape Town lurker

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck James!" - Katy

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "youre one crazy SOB to run that far, but I support mental illness" - Jason Rusch

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the very best James! " - Jenna Cavanagh

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 67 801.45

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00
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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.

To set up your own fundraising page for Rainbows and Smiles click here