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Walking For Life: Myog TO Myog Challenge

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WALKING FOR LIFE Myog TO Myog CHALLENGE:


After walking nearly 1000 kilometers for the next child patient in need, social media producer and part-time philanthropist Darren Combrink is back. This time, he is "Walking for Life" for Robbie —a boy who is sadly living on the verge. Described as a brave, intelligent, funny, kind and incredibly loving human being, Robbie’s bone marrow is 90% leukemic. And he doesn’t have a matching donor. Without a bone marrow match, he is running out of time. Fast. 


Together, we can make Robbie's dream a reality: “I want there to be more donors. We are all each other’s tomorrow. Anyone can donate and should donate. If not for me, then do it for someone else.  Because when all is taken into consideration, I am because we are. What’s harder than leukemia? Seeing your loved ones experiencing it from the outside. And not being able to save you.” - Robbie Eddles


HARD FACTS:

At the end of 2018, the SABMR had only 73 000 people on its registry, and we are a population of 57 million. Since February 2019, Robbie’s message that there should be more donors has gone viral, and in less than a month we have received more than 7000 new donor applications! 
We now more than ever need to raise funds for ongoing donor recruitment, processing and finding a match. Because Robbie’s dream is becoming reality, and this is a challenge standing in our way.


OUR PLAN:

Together with the support of several corporate sponsors, premium frozen yogurt maker Myog has challenged 40-something media man and endurance walker, Darren Combrink, to do as many laps as humanly possible — between Kloof Street Cape Town and Camps Bay on the 30th March. Each lap is a grueling 5,4 kilometers, featuring Kloof Nek Road’s famous 10.92 gradient mountain pass. The 24th steepest in South Africa.


“The goal in my heart is set at 6 laps. 32,4 kilometers in one day. My biggest worry is my left knee. But I cannot stand still. Robbie is sick now. The SABMR and Myog have come forward with this challenge. #RobbiesWarriors has been created, and I’m taking it on as a beacon of hope. Through the awareness of this event, I am challenging the public. I want us all to be #RobbiesWarriors. I am challenging you to sign up and donate whatever little funds you can. Each time you do, tell the world to join us.” - Darren Combrink


"Myog has also made a once off special SABMR sweet box. 100% of all sales will go towards this beautiful cause. In addition, I have vowed to give 5% of turnover on the day. And a 25% discount on all Myog menu items to any corporate teams who pledge to join Darren.” - Jean LeBlanc

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

  • Make a donation of any amount to support The South African Bone Marrow Registry in recruiting new donors! Donors will qualify for special prizes: The good people of Life Day Spa Century City, Nu Metro, Lanzerac Wine Estate and Westlake Golf Club have all offered us spectacular prizes up for grabs when YOU donate.

• Westlake Golf experience for 4, valued at R3600
• A 3-course, 5-star supper at Lanzerac Manor for two 
• Life Day Spa for 2 at Crystal towers, valued at R2400
• 2 Food and Shopping vouchers, valued at R500 each 
• Nu Metro tickets 4 tickets, valued at R400

Prizes will be drawn 10 May 2019.

  • Help Us Spread the word: Please Share This Campaign on Facebook with a personal message of support for our cause. 
  • To create your own crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy to raise funds for the SABMR email [email protected] for assistance.

This campaign ends 30 April 2019.

Donations

  • May 25, 2019 - USD $ 36.51
  • "Big hug from Sammy x" - Carla

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wish I could become a donor but my bones too old ;-( All the best with this initiative. " - Kay Price-Lindsay

  • Apr 09, 2019 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Sending much love and strength .... From Haze & John xxx" - Hazel Bothma

  • Apr 08, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "????????" - Gillybean

  • Apr 05, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "I lieu of a gift for Gill Robey's Birthday." - Darren & Robert

  • Apr 04, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Helping you is helping ourselves " - Randy

  • Apr 03, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done to the whole team, you are all amazing! Lots of love" - Myog frozen yogurt

  • Mar 31, 2019 - R 616.92
  • "I am the best, I can do it, God is always with me, I am a winner and today is my day. Stay strong youngster." - Stephen Collop

  • Mar 31, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "????" - Anonymous

  • Mar 30, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Robbie you are in our thoughts and prayers x" - The Howells

  • Mar 30, 2019 - R 1 522.50
  • "Keeping hope alive" - The Kennedy’s

  • Mar 29, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Darren we are so proud of you! Walking for such a good cause???????????#RobbiesWarriors #SABMR????" - Jenny & Aubrey

  • Mar 29, 2019 - USD $ 14.40
  • "Blessings and good wishes to all." - Penny

  • Mar 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Bravo Darren! Holding thumbs for Robbie!" - Jenny

  • Mar 28, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck and lets hope more people step up and know that they can make a difference in a person's life." - Shamentha

  • Mar 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Really inspiring- may the target be reached" - Anunymous

  • Mar 27, 2019 - R 1 233.84
  • "Praying for healing, comfort for all involved and may you be surrounded by love. " - Sarah

  • Mar 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Keep up the amazing work Darren we know you going to do great. Robbie we praying for that match be strong" - Invisable CT

  • Mar 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Robbie and family you are constantly in our thoughts ??" - Koenig family

  • Mar 18, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Keep being brave Robbie! Best of luck for a safe walk, Darren. " - Kate Whittaker

  • Mar 16, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well Robbie,from Sammy " - John

  • Mar 16, 2019 - R 240.00
  • "Many Blessings" - Anonymous

  • Mar 15, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Complete recover in Jesus Name" - Anke de Kock

  • Mar 14, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Buen Camino IN CT. Wishes for improved health, Robbie. " - Marian

  • Mar 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "." - Lynette

  • Mar 08, 2019 - R 50 000.00
  • "Always with you!" - ClixNick

  • Mar 07, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing campaign, thinking of you Robbie!" - Anne & George

  • Mar 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "A little help" - Suvesh Rughubeer

  • Mar 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Best of luck!" - Joanne Ireland

  • Mar 02, 2019 - USD $ 11.82
  • "Good luck" - Anna Maria

  • Mar 01, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "God bless..." - Anonymous

  • Feb 28, 2019 - USD $ 57.53
  • "I am pretty ticked off that the cut off age for donating is so young, or I'd be in line. Love you, Darren, and what you're doing. <3" - Kjer LaForce

  • Feb 28, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck - chosen a special day for this amazing gesture!" - Sammy’s mum

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Praying that our Father wiil multiply tenfold ever rand donated and for full healing" - Jenny

  • Feb 26, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Love and strength!" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 106 611.20

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 22 650.00
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The South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) exists to help find matching bone marrow donors for critically ill South African children and adults who need a transplant but do not have a match within their own family. The only one of its kind in South Africa, the SABMR is committed to helping every patient referred to it. If there is no matching donor in South Africa, we take our search worldwide - “We search the world to find your perfect match”.