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Running for Cancer

Running for Cancer

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AN EPIC JOURNEY FOR AN EPIC CAUSE

On 28th November 2020, the Machi Filotimo Cancer Project, proudly partnered by The Sunflower Fund, hosted the first Filotimo Ultra Marathon of Honour to celebrate those amazing people who are affected by Cancer.  The 100KM run was undertaken by our Brand Ambassador, Temotio Jacopo, known to us as Timo. 

The race began 20KM outside Morula Sun Hotel Pretoria and ended at BMW Bryanston Johannesburg.  Our Brand Ambassador, Temotio Jacopo, ran 104KM in less than 12 hours.  Timo took on this challenge to fund the fight against Cancer.  Have a look at some epic moments that were captured here https://www.filotimo.org.za/post/filotimo-marathon-of-honour

This amazing feat of Strength and Endurance epitomises the journey of a cancer sufferer.  Timo took on this challenge to fund the fight against blood disorders and help save lives.  This Epic Journey is to raise awareness about becoming a blood stem cell donor and helping those in need of a stem cell transplant to save their lives!

Timo also ran for funds to assist our Filotimo Cancer Champion, Daniella Van Zyl, who has been diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph+ALL), a rare type of blood cancer which requires her to have a lifesaving Bone Marrow Transplant.  Given the severity of her condition, she was given 8 months to live.  

The transplant costs total as an estimate of R1.5 Million Rand.  Daniella has been raising funds since she was diagnosed in March 2020 and has managed with help from various people, organizations and her BackaBuddy account to raise R1.2 Million Rand.  This gives her a second chance at life and we just need to help raise the balance of R300’000.00.

The latest update this week from Daniella in terms of her health is that she is strong enough to do her transplant.  Her Dads Bloodwork came back and he was given the all-clear to be her 50% donor match.  So, the Medical Team at ACT Life has decided to go ahead and begin the transplant, although she has not raised all the money, they are just as hopeful as she is that we still will.  She is thankful to have landed in the hands of the best medical team and Haematologist she could ask for.

The chance for implications and risks are still very high and makes the need for funding even more important, logistically it’s difficult to give an exact amount because we do not know what her body will do but we are looking to raise about R300’000.00 to reach her target.

We would like to thank each and everyone that has donated thus far.  Please continue to support us as we would love to continue to help our Filotimo Cancer Champ, Daniella raise the shortfall of R300’000.00 for her transplant and we would want nothing more but to help make her Christmas wish come true, a New Bone Marrow for Christmas!

You can view her Filotimo Champions page here www.filotimo.org.za/daniella-van-zyl

The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS is a donor recruitment centre and stem cell registry.  They fight blood diseases like Leukaemia through the recruitment of stem cell donors and maintaining a registry of potential donors committed to helping anyone in need of a life-saving (bone marrow) stem cell transplant.  They fundraise to cover the cost of education and awareness about the need for and the process to become a blood stem cell donor as well as to cover the cost of the HLA tissue-typing test involved in the recruitment of donors.  If you are interested in being a blood donor, please contact The Sunflower Fund on [email protected] or www.sunflowerfund.org/be-a-donor/

Watch this short video on how to become a blood stem cell donor with The Sunflower Fund https://youtu.be/K4n_SoD1f5g

Donations

  • Dec 13, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "WE NEVER GIVE UP I love my Filotimo Family!! #CancerChamps" - Daniella Van Zyl

  • Dec 03, 2020 - USD $ 68.27
  • "Keep fighting x" - Elena Provvedi

  • Dec 02, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Your impact on people around you is a victory in and of itself." - Eighteen Clothing

  • Dec 01, 2020 - R 3 000.00
  • "You ran like the champion that we know you are. Well done on an amazing effort, don't ever change ... Jude & Justin" - Active Lifestyle Solutions

  • Dec 01, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "You are such an inspiration! Congratulations Big Brother! God’s purpose for you is truly beyond our comprehension. " - Zuki

  • Nov 29, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Well done Temo! Your strength and endurance, physically and mentally, and the way you use them to do good is really inspirational." - Ntapo (Old Mutual gym)

  • Nov 29, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Well done Timo! I’m inspired by your endurance. " - Nwabisa Piki

  • Nov 29, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Fearless Chrissie we love you " - Praxia

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Behind our amazing Chrissie " - Andri

  • Nov 28, 2020 - USD $ 6.53
  • "You are an amazing inspirational motivator!! Good luck!" - Myra Crassas

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Right behind you, Dani! Smash this mofo !!!" - Nikki P

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "With love from Olamati" - Olamati

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "In support of all cancer champions" - Raymond F

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good luck! " - Marisa Hazakis

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good luck my friendship all the best and may God bless you " - Nomusa

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Run strong Timo!" - Raymond

  • Nov 28, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Wonderful initiative, good luck to the runners, sending prayers to all who are fighting cancer." - MARIA KALOGERAKIS

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Sending Spacial Love to all" - Linda Pereira

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Timo, you are an Inspiration thank you for all that you do.Daniella, keep fighting , sending you lots of strength " - Leigh-Anne Christodoulou

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "ICA will be donating R500 towards this amazing project" - ICA Design

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "In this family “machi filotimo cancer project “ no one fights alone ! All my love “Cancer Champion”" - Claudia Savvides

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Super proud of you Temo!! All the best with the race, I know you will ace this! " - Sharon

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Big support to you Temo and all the cancer warriors!! sending all our positive vibes !" - Sarah McPhail

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Extremely proud of what you are doing. " - Proverde Projects

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "

    Daniella, keep being the warrior princess that you are! THE GREEN

    " - THE GREEN TanyaPaul Ribeiro

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Run Strong!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "All the best Timo! You’re such an inspiration 🤗️" - KG

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Hope The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project raises the funds they need for those in. Thanks Temo for using your passion to help others" - Simangele Lekhuleni

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "We are so proud of you Timo, running for such a special cause & raising awareness about Cancer. God will give you strength on this epic journey. You are truly our Brother!!" - IdeasMan

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Inspirational " - Tamar Klonarides

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Wishing you all of the best in this awesome event that you are doing, to assist those that are suffering. Proud of you" - Eunice Magalhaes

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Good Luck Temo!" - Kershia

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best guys to such a good cause" - Vuyo Lee

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Behind you all the way Temo and team" - Fikile Zwane

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "

    Good luck

    " - Dimi da Silva

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Temos! I’m so proud of you and the work you do this amazing cause! Excited to see you cross that finish line! Do best, my friend " - Sani

  • Nov 26, 2020 - R 2 326.50
  • "All the best T... I know you got this champ!" - Sim Tshabalala

  • Nov 25, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Such a wonderful gesture. Good luck!!" - Cath

  • Nov 25, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Well Done! " - Zingi

  • Nov 25, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Boobs2boardoom supporting the fight against cancer as a Cancer Champion for Machi Filotimo" - Boobs2Boardroom

  • Nov 24, 2020 - USD $ 13.04
  • "THE GREEN - You've got this Dani!" - THE GREEN - Carlos de Gouveia

  • Nov 24, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "

    THEGREEN - TBone

    " - TBone

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good luck Timo!" - Steve Kelly

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 423.00
  • "THEGREEN - MANDY" - THEGREEN - MANDY

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "The Green" - Jane

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Good luck Temo" - Michael

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 360.00
  • "

    You are the champion of champions

    " - Denise

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Strength and endurance! Go Timo!

    " - Perky Pinks Prosthetic Nipples

  • Nov 22, 2020 - USD $ 65.11
  • "Good luck! " - Esther

  • Nov 22, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Keep Up the great work xoxo" - Nico Thomaides Alpha Audio Film Productions

  • Nov 21, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Great initiative, Khomisa sweswo buddy" - Robert Mabunda

  • Nov 21, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Keep pushing the limit, Temo!" - Motlatsi Mosia

  • Nov 21, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "In God I trust you have my support " - Raymond

  • Nov 21, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "You got this mpinch yami.... All the best " - Sbu

  • Nov 21, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "All the best Temo! Super proud of you" - Reabetswe

  • Nov 21, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Thank you Timo for always running for Cancer Awareness and for Filotimo Cancer Project. You are an amazing soul & we are behind you all the way & will be waiting for you at the Finish Line" - Evy

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Go tlo ba monate! All the best Temo" - Mpho Chaane

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Good luck Temotio, you’ve got this! " - Maria Berdanis

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the good work buddy" - Mxolisi

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Always inspiring " - Refilwe

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 158.63
  • "Good luck Temotio, we are behind you" - Precious Hlabisa

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "You got this Temo..... " - Drika Louw

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 265.00
  • "

    Keep up the amazing work!

    " - Mbali

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    All the best Temo, you can do it!

    " - Khanya

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good luck and thank you " - Loulla Lote

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 423.00
  • "Green 27 Nov mike and lor" - Mike Sherwood

  • Nov 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "You got this Timo you are such an inspiration. Thank you for caring." - Nicole and Chris Fuller

  • Nov 14, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Stay strong you have got this " - Sean King Green Stream

  • Nov 14, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "A little contribution , I pray you find a donor" - Melissa Charalampous

  • Nov 13, 2020 - USD $ 63.77
  • "Well done on this wonderful initiative " - Melina Lambrakis

  • Nov 13, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Much love always " - Goreti Toubkin

  • Nov 13, 2020 - USD $ 12.75
  • "Dani, we are here for you baby girl! Keep fighting, we are going to make this money and you will have this procedure!" - THE GREEN - Michelle de Gouveia

  • Nov 13, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "Good Luck Timo " - Christine Coutroulis

  • Nov 13, 2020 - R 528.00
  • "

    This is a good initiative

    " - Siphamandla

  • Nov 07, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Good luck Temo!!!" - Magcino

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Good luck champ see you for the last 10kms" - Jude

  • Dec 30, 2019 - R 220.00
  • "

    Well Done to our brand Ambassador Temo for completing the advent running challenge of 220km which started on 15th December & ends on 25th December. You inspire us all Temo!!

    " - Filotimo Cancer Project

  • Dec 28, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "For humanity " - Mac Mokoena

  • Dec 26, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "We are so inspired by you, Coach. Keep on doing this great work and sharing our beautiful sport with generosity. " - Mthi Family

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Well done on a great initiative!" - Steve

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You inspire me Temo! Keep up the good work!" - Rea

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The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project is a Non-Profit Company registered in 2019 and our goal is to raise awareness for people diagnosed with cancer.

Our purpose is to create awareness about Cancer, to educate on early detection and to render palliative care to cancer patients. Together with our partners, we work harmoniously in all areas related to addressing Cancer control objectives in order to take care of patients with cancer and support families of survivors.

Our goal is not only to raise funds but to also gather support from individuals and commercial enterprises who can contribute according to their means in whatever way possible.

We are proud to be associated with numerous partners including the Cancer Association of South Africa, CANSA and HOSPICE WITS to name but a few.

To find out more about our organization, please visit our website: www.filotimo.org.za