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My 729km Journey - Shine The Spotlight On Survival

My 729km Journey - Shine The Spotlight On Survival

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My name is Leilani Kuter and I am raising funds for creating awareness about rape and violence againsit woman and children.  

This year marks 27 years of survival after I was brutally raped and left for dead on 16 September 1992. Speaking up and sharing my story to inspire other victims to live their lives has been a big part of my healing in the wake of this incident. 

This year, I plan to walk 27 kilometers per day for 27 days starting on the 16th of September.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please make contact with Leilani directly if you want to donate funds. The charity has changed and we are in the process of updating the new BAB link. Tel: 071 883 3346 or email leilani@datenightsa.co.za

Donations

  • Aug 19, 2019 - USD $ 20.62
  • "Baie sterkte en alle sukses!" - Melissa

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Run = Happy endorphins! Proud of you... " - Monette

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 2 776.14
  • "Sterkte met die stap weet jy gaan dit doen!! Hoop ander besighede kan ook R100/dag bydraes of meer. Groete Andre Nortje " - Blue Bridge Construction

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Life is a journey, enjoy the ride! Drink enough water:) " - Anel de Bruin

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Leilani my friend, I am so proud of you " - Violeta Velkova

  • Jul 22, 2019 - USD $ 15.10
  • "Sterkte" - Ingrid

  • Jul 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "sorry missed last week but I'm king up today - donation for week 2 and 3 " - Rene Barnard

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Inspirasie" - Annalene

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Proud" - Marche

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Super proud of you and what you stand for! Go smash it! #noregrets" - Morne

  • Jul 09, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte - Weet jy kan dit doen!" - Adelia

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Jy is 'n inspirasie. Ek cheer jou aan, every step of tge way!" - Elize Combrinck

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Sterkte met die "worthy" projek. Hoop om jou erens op jou journey te join vir n draffie. " - Philip

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I believe in your cause and what a milestone it is not just for you but for many. You are shaping and making a difference to many lives" - Cindy

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "You go girl! Jy is 'n ware inspirasie. " - Rene Barnard

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are an amazing woman and such an inspiration!! Good luck!! Jo-Ann" - Jo-Ann Buckle

  • Jun 30, 2019 - R 800.00
  • "Enige reisiger of dit nou op land of see is, gaan nie net hoop dat hy by sy bestemming uitkom nie. NEE hy beplan sy reis tot op die fynste detail. Leilani jy is 'n bo baas Kaptein van jou lewenreis. Ons almal glo in jou." - Lynette - Skin Science Health & Skin

  • Jun 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Leilani! En Well done ons is trots op jou" - Laydo Media

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Mag al jou drome waar word" - Betsie Botes

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Leilani, you have always inspired me, you are truly an amazing soul, this is an amazing cause. All the best my friend " - Geeta

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You go girl!!!! " - Winnie Bennetts

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Greate Cause" - Anja van der Merwe

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Go girl! Hou aan inspireer! Shine your light bright! Trots op jou!" - Paula - Dial-a-Picnic

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Keep smiling keep shining" - sandra shenton

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 3.67
  • " “If you don’t deal with your demons, they go into the cellar of your soul and lift weights" " - Jaco Schoeman

  • Jun 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Glo en vertrou nog altyd aan jou vermoens - groot inspirasie" - Riaan van Zyl

  • Jun 23, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "I wish you all the best Leilani, stay focused. You've got this. " - CM

  • Jun 22, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "The sun is a daily reminder that we too, can rise again. Go Girl!! " - Ellen Dry

  • Jun 22, 2019 - USD $ 34.88
  • "My inspirasie! Just do it! " - Carin

  • Jun 21, 2019 - USD $ 6.97
  • "You go girl " - Adél

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Keep on inspiring others! All the best with your journey. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Beste en mooiste tannie - you can do it!" - Jou seuns

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Jy is 'n wenner! Liefde xx" - Theatjie

  • Jun 21, 2019 - USD $ 7.33
  • "I am with you all the way Bubbles. Remember - "Always finish strong!"" - Nickey

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Suikerbos ek weet jy kan dit doen,ek is hier vir jou. " - Husband

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Jy kan dit doen my kind! " - Mammie

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 10 288.76

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00
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TEARS Foundation

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TEARS – Transform Education about Rape and Sexual Abuse, sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS are challenges facing all South Africans.

Unfortunatley, many victims do not know where to find help. This, coupled with a lack of accesssible information results in victims not getting the attention that they need. Mara Glennie, founder of TEARS has this to say: “My motivation comes from a deeply personal space. I myself was a survivor of violence. I felt helpless and desperate and did not know where to turn. The memory of that feeling has never left me." It is estimated that 75 – 80% of victims of abuse do not report these crimes.

There are many reasons for this however, according to Mara, there is insufficient awareness of where victims can get help, information and how the justice system operates. TEARS aims to address this lack of information by providing instant referrals to the nearest assistance facilities by form of a “USSD” system (*134*7355# ), (similar to the “call back” sms) and to promote a change in societal attitudes through educational and awareness programmes.

Each of the women involved in this initiative or someone close to them, has had their own experience, and understands how it feels to be powerless and hopeless. Rape/Sexual Assault survivors need understanding and counselling in order to recover. They also need to be able to report such acts of violence and heal from them in an environment that is non-threatening. While it is unrealistic to believe we can eradicate this type of violence completely, by increasing awareness we hope to significantly reduce it.