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HOME RUN

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The goal of this campaign is to raise R10 000 for the Overstrand Hospice whilst also defying the myth that Hospice is only for the elderly. 

Home Run is also an awareness campaign to emphasize the vulnerability of our youth diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. This fundraising project has been initiated by a very special young man named Ivan Roodbol.

“ Living with a life-threatening illness can make even breathing a feat of great endurance. When a life-threatening illness such as cancer which does not consider age, invades the body, it also invades the home and lives of everyone in it without consent. Suddenly and without any preparation or warning, a healthy child can be plunged into a very lonely ultra-endurance race, up to the final heart-breaking Home Run. 

To pledge my support to these girls and boys, their families, and home-based care. Palliative Care providers, I will tackle a 65km solo ultra-marathon on the Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail, on 2nd August 2021 one week before my 19th birthday. On my back, I will carry a miniature house to symbolize the Home Run as well as home-based care provided by Overstrand Hospice. 

I challenge you to lighten the burden of teenage patients and their families faced with the challenges of a life-threatening illness, by donating R5 per km of the 65km Home Run (R5x65km = R325) or any amount you are able to donate in aid of Overstrand Hospice.”  Ivan Roodbol  

 In 2020, one week before turning 18, Ivan raised funds for his cancer-fighting swimming teammate by running a 42km marathon distance, gathering the support of his hometown. Sadly his friend recently lost his battle with cancer. see more _ivan.roo on Instagram

Johan’s dream ……..       

The completion of this trial will also be in memory of Johan Mathee, who was a patient of Overstrand Hospice. It was Johan’s dream to complete the Tsitsikamma hiking trail. The 17-year-old Johan sadly lost his battle against cancer at the end of 2020 before his dream could become a reality.

Donations

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "God bless you" - Sheila

  • Aug 02, 2021 - R 1 061.00
  • "

    At 61km please blow a kiss for Randall who would have been 61 on the 1st of Aug. You go Ivan. You've got this

    " - Danae

  • Aug 01, 2021 - R 662.97
  • "Awesome " - Jay

  • Jul 31, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wat ń huldeblyk aan ń vriend ! Trots op jou Ivan! " - Andrè en Mieke

  • Jul 31, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You are a hero." - Liz Human

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "Gaan groot neef!" - Pieter Theron

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 650.00
  • "Lekker Ivan" - Arthur

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Go Ivan! My man!" - Neef Werner

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Hou bene hou !! " - Siemers

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ivan, you are a hero to us all!!!" - Stefan

  • Jul 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Ek hoop die bietjie help, Ivan.

    " - Mariaan Burger

  • Jul 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Endless love" - Anonymous

  • Jul 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Dankie!

    " - Louise

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Trots op jou!! Sterkte en enjoy Ivan!!" - Marlene

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Ivan, ons is baie trots op jou!" - Anneri Pienaar

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Short strides ;) " - Josh

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go Ivan! " - Talita

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go Ivan" - Mari Steyn

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 13.57
  • "Thank you for putting your cause forward, wishing you the best!" - Neill Pretorius

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 325.00
  • "Good Luck" - Henko Serfontein

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Just keep running

    " - Malcolm

  • Jul 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Compassion in Action

    " - Lizma

  • Jul 09, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "stunning that this young man is prepared to support Overstrand Hospice" - Andre

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Donations to date

R 11 261.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00
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Overstrand Hospice provides a home-based Professional Palliative Care Service to patients facing the challenges of a life-threatening illness and support to their families.