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Maria - Everest Base Camp Trek for Avela 2018

Maria - Everest Base Camp Trek for Avela 2018

Personal message

Dear Friends,

I am so excited that I will be joining Cami Palomo and other adventurous hikers in their efforts to raise money for a very worthy cause.  I’ve always loved a challenge but I love even more gifting to causes such as the Avela Foundation, which provides medical, emotional and physical healing to burned children in South Africa.

I know that this hike will not be easy for me but I am training hard already and looking forward to the experience. Additionally, I have all of my expenses covered and Sheldon and I met my personal fundraising goal, but I wanted to share my experience with you and give you the opportunity to make even a bigger difference in the lives of these children by donating any amount.  100 percent of your donation will go directly to the Avela Foundation.

I look forward to posting pictures and experiences on Instagram and I hope you will follow me on my journey.

 Love and Blessings,



  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 1 179.08
  • "Wonderful to support you on this great effort for a great cause. Hugs." - Bill and Phili

  • Mar 06, 2018 - R 10 000.00
  • "Dear Maria, We applaude you for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of others. We support your hike and Avela! Loads of love, the Khimjis " - Naznin & Mahmood Khimji

  • Feb 08, 2018 - R 603.52
  • "Way to go! Enjoy and love you Godmother " - Edward Kemp

  • Feb 07, 2018 - USD $ 100.26
  • "My dear Maria i am so proud your hiking for this beautiful cause, let the smile of the kids your supporting give you strength and light on your journey!" - Nai Barco

  • Feb 06, 2018 - USD $ 500.00
  • "We're so happy to support you on this exciting journey!" - Paul and Dayssi Kanavos

  • Feb 05, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "We will be routing for you, we know you can do it!" - Blair Marshall

  • Feb 03, 2018 - USD $ 100.13
  • "Best of luck to you! Good work! Opa!" - William Marshall

  • Feb 03, 2018 - USD $ 105.34
  • "Good luck on your incredible journey! I am so proud of you!" - Tara Marshall

  • Feb 01, 2018 - USD $ 40.00
  • "Fantastic project Maria. God bless you" - Neto Mendoza

  • Jan 26, 2018 - R 10 000.00
  • "So happy to be doing this hike with Avela Foundation and other adventurous souls!" - Maria and Sheldon Lowe

  • Jan 18, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you Maria for joining this life changing adventure and for supporting us on this great cause. Good Luck with EBC. Go team Avela !!!" - Cami Palomo

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Donations to date

R 103 508.09

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Avela Foundation

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The Avela Foundation is dedicated to providing healthcare and emotional healing to South African children that have survive burn injuries. Some of these children have disfiguring scars and we know that with the right support they will be able to achieve the impossible.