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Janine - Comrades Campaign for Rainbows 2019

Janine - Comrades Campaign for Rainbows 2019

Personal message

I am Janine Smythe a 33 year old mom of one amazing ten year old boy named Keagan, engaged to the love of my life Kelsey Hanger. I teach Life Sciences at Cornwall Hill College and have a passion for team sports such as hockey and touch rugby. Three years ago I started trail running as a hobby.   Last year I completed my first Comrades Marathon and decided to do it again this year to give the up run a go to see what the beast would be like in reverse.   My training was going well up untill April when I got sick and had no idea what was wrong, I passed out the night before the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon and decided not to run the race. I was a by stander as I watched my incredible friends finish their race. The experience was both frustrating and enlightening as I felt empathy for those who could take part.    I went from doctor to doctor and eventually got diagnosed with a virus. During this time my comrades dream slipped further and further away from me, since then I have started to feel better and with the consent of my doctor I have decided to give the Comrade Up run a go.   It took me a while to decide wether or not to take on the challenge, knowing I am not as prepared as I had hoped to be. This is why I’ve decided to make the run about more than just completing the race.   I am going to run for Rainbows and Smiles in the hope of raising money for children who arn’t as fortunate as you and I. I want to run for those who can’t as I couldn’t even imagine the hardships they endure and the bravery it takes to fight their battles.    Please join me in raising funds for these incredible children. Together we can help them in their fight against Cancer.

Donations

  • Jun 08, 2019 - USD $ 33.50
  • "All the very best for the up run Janine. Lots of love xxxx" - Gary, Nicky, Alicia & Matty

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck Shorty! Have a great run :-)" - Nicky Booyens

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Have a great Day on the road, wish I was running." - Michael Arens - Friend of your dads

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "You are amazing, friend. No matter what happens, you are a rockstar in my eyes. x" - Ingrid

  • Jun 07, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Thank you for being an inspiration to us all! May you be blessed on your Comrades journey!! " - Carla

  • Jun 06, 2019 - USD $ 21.22
  • "Lotsa luck Babe..... take it easy you crazy child. ?? Also in memory of little Elijah who lost his fight in May ????. Rest easy special little guy x" - Sartjie

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Proud of you couz! We'll be cheering for you all the way. May each step towards your B2B be inspired by these beautiful children. You got this! Love Just & family xxx" - Justine Delport

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "Good luck, enjoy the race! " - Val

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Best of luck J9!! You are an absolute Champ! " - Nikke

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are the strongest woman I know! Give that Up Run hell! " - Ashleigh Lindsay

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "The ultimate race for the ultimate human being! Your determination, strength & spirit are so admirable Smurfie! You are such an inspiration! We love you lots! ;) " - Kyle & Morgs

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 36.38
  • "You are a true inspiration Janini x" - Duck

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Goodluck! And when the km's get tough - just be better ????" - Jemma

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Janine,always amazed by your energy!" - Tracy Jolly

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "I am so proud of you Jani! You are phenomenal in every way! Love you lots ??" - Bun

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 84.16
  • "We are so incredibly proud of the shining ball of light that you are Molly! ?????? Good luck for the run and take it easy, we’ll be screaming for you every step of the way. Love you Xxx" - T, Z & M

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 36.38
  • "Give to hell " - Kirstie Van Der Zanden

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I’ve always looked up to you, roomie! So proud of you" - Bronwyn

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "We are very proud of you and admire your determination to run even when all odds were against you. See you along the way. xxxxxx" - Trevor and Doreen Smythe

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "You really are the best kind of human. Wishing you all the best Ms Magee." - Nana

  • Jun 02, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Good luck:) " - Tarryn V

  • Jun 02, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck!! " - Marike van der Merwe

  • Jun 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You're an inspiration to so many people and I love that you are running for such a worthy cause. I'll be with you every step of the way next Sunday (in spirit of course). You go girl! Love, Natalie xx" - Natalie

  • May 31, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "All the best!! May this Utimate Human Race be your best one ever!! Marijke" - Marijke

  • May 31, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "So proud of you for still pushing through! Can't wait to line up with you in just a few days. " - Esther

  • May 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "So happy to support you Janine and this awesome cause that you are running for." - Debby Gordon

  • May 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I adore your heart and I'm so so proud of you my dearest J????" - Pusje

  • May 30, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Enjoy every step! Your health is your everything." - Tabs

  • May 30, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "One step at a time ! You can do it ! " - Danita Lötter

  • May 29, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are a amazing individual ,remember top left from hockey days.Wishing you all the best." - Chris & Dorothy

  • May 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon!” Janine, you restore our faith every day! Enjoy this Ultimate human race, we’ll be cheering for you!" - Mirella

  • May 28, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All with love" - Future MIL

  • May 28, 2019 - USD $ 72.88
  • "Good luck." - Ryan

  • May 28, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best, Janine. Will be supporting you all the way. You are such and inspiration and an absolute champion!" - Megan

  • May 28, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "When your legs can't run anymore, run with your heart??" - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "May you have wings on your feet as you take on this amazing journey. Thank you for supporting my favourite charity. You will be blessed. Xxx" - Gerrida

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 13 971.85

Fundraising target

R 12 000.00
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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