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Make a Difference

Make a Difference

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I met Bonnie over a year ago & I was extremely moved by her story over the loss of her son, Jed. Having a young son of my own puts life into perspective & the mere thought of losing him to a dreaded disease such as cancer leaves a dull ache in my stomach. Bonnie told myself & my husband Alistair about the Rainbows & Smiles Foundation she started in honour of Jed. Wow I thought - this I want to support! I have decided to take on the challenge of participating in 7 events over 6 months to raise funds for this very worthy cause in support of kidz fighting cancer! The 7 events are as follows - 70.3 East London, Midmar Mile, Hillcrest marathon, an Ironman Training Camp, Ironman, Wally Hayward & to finish off...Comrades. I was recently diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic (my pancreas has stopped working (unknown as to why) so my body can't produce insulin), this is also a life threatening disease! Having had this very unexpected scare also made me realize how fragile life is & anyone - it doesn't matter how healthy you are or think you are, your situation can change, instantly! I can't fathom what these brave little warriors must go through day in & day out! As well as their very brave parents. So I hope I can make a difference & help! Please help me in making a difference - any contributions big or small - counts! Thank you!


  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Well done Lynette !! " - John Lake (Jnr)

  • Apr 06, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Go Lilly Go! " - Rihette

  • Apr 06, 2019 - USD $ 231.37
  • "I lost both my parents to cancer and my mom only 2 months ago. It’s terrifying and devastating as an adult. I cannot even imagine what it must be like for children who have the disease. " - Jacqui Carnelley

  • Mar 13, 2019 - R 3 386.00
  • "To making a difference!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck with your journey of races for raising funds for such an Awesome cause ... I will def be following you on your journey ?????? Good Luck Lilly ." - Janine Blomker

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Doing my bit for the brave little people! x" - Lynette Cronk

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Donations to date

R 10 436.02

Fundraising target

R 15 000.00

Rainbows and Smiles Foundation

Rainbows and Smiles Foundation Logo

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