- By: JADE HOMVELD
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/midmar-mile-8-mile-club-charity-swim
I am a 43 year old mother and wife with two teenage children. I have always believed that the best way to lead is by example. I have committed to swim 8 miles at the 2010 Midmar mile event. I will have to swim all 8 events over the week-end of the 13 and 14 February. I believe that I am capable of achieving this feat. I believe that there is no such thing as "can't" and that life is meant to be filled with making a difference not only in your own life, but in the life of those less fortunate. I never want to look back and say that "I should have...". I believe that the poorest of all men is not the man without a cent, but the man without a dream. Please help me to prove that age is not a limitation, but that with a sense of purpose all things are possible. I believe in the principle of fundraising for the less privileged, but I believe that working hard makes the donation more credible as I am not simply asking you to help the needy, but to also believe in me.
SA Guide Dogs Association for the Blind
Since 1953, South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) has strived to expand its offerings to the differently-abled community of Southern Africa, extending beyond Guide Dogs to include Service Dogs for people who are physically impaired, Autism Support Dogs for children with autism, and the College of Orientation & Mobility, whose Orientation & Mobility (O&M) practitioners teach people who are visually impaired to continue their lives in a safe and efficient manner and how to use a long cane as a mobility aid.