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Run for a Reason

Run for a Reason

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September is childhood cancer awareness month.

This is an annual international awareness month to raise support, funding and awareness of childhood cancers and the impact for sufferers and their families. 

Every year in South Africa, between 800 - 1000 children are diagnosed with cancer. Our socio-economic challenges, and generally poor level of awareness of the warning signs of childhood cancer, mean that many these children are diagnosed very late into their illness. As a result, they face a difficult battle against their illness, and sadly, for many of our children, treatment just comes too late. Experts in South Africa estimate that around two-thirds of childhood cancers in our country remains unreported, which means that closer to 3000 children every year get cancer.

For the month of September Rainbows and Smiles, supporters will be honouring the fight of childhood cancer survivors by running every day for 30 days. 

Each day we will run with admiration for these incredible children with their names written on our hands and their bravery edged into our hearts.

Rainbows and Smiles is not funded by the government, and we rely on the generosity of our supporters and the passion of our volunteers to enable us to do the work we do.

Thank you for supporting our challenge and mission to make a difference in the life of a child with cancer.

To help us raise funds please click the DONATE BUTTON and follow the easy steps.

Thank you so much for your support!!

Donations

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 53.00
  • "I RunforaReason that reason is for each of you. " - Yolandi Rodrigues

  • Jan 27, 2021 - R 53.00
  • "I RunforaReason that reason is for each of you. " - Yolandi Rodrigues

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Donated from the Van Niekerks with love!!!" - Winnette

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Donated from the Van Niekerks with love!!!" - Winnette

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done to all the runners!" - René

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 60.70
  • "Was absolutely incredible walking for this charity and for the Childhood Cancer Heros. " - Caylee O’Leary

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 12.14
  • "This is for Caylee O’Leary’s walking." - Kim McBride

  • Oct 06, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    What an amazing journey and privilege to prayer walk for these brave kids

    " - Anel

  • Oct 05, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Was an honour to be part if this initiative. Keep fighting little HEROES!

    " - Marx family

  • Oct 04, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "Well done Gay for all the September 5km runs. " - Gary Donian

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    Well done Bryan Nicholas and Sheldon Weber. They ran 5km everyday. Great achievement.

    " - Kat laboratory and medical

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "It was a joy to be able to run for this charity during September. Much love to all the families who have to deal with childhood cancer." - Nicole

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Well done Keith Kendall I'm extremely proud of what you have done. Such a wonderful cause.

    " - Marie Ribeiro

  • Oct 01, 2020 - USD $ 35.64
  • "well done to those who achieved there September goal" - Anon

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "My dear Lorna, you are an inspiration and an angel. We love you. From the Volllmers." - Vollmers

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Been phenomenal to be exposed to this initiative and to support all the warriors out there dealing with cancer!" - Steff Bulbring

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done to the Martins and Lance! Love Darren and Angie " - Dangie

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 99.15
  • "To #littlebrave Mackenzie and all the mighty warriors out there!" - the Ellimans

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Sending you lots of love. Thank you very much for the amazing work you do." - Owen

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 29.45
  • "Gary Harvey, your daily FB posts and runs have been so inspirational! " - Amy Harrison

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 450.00
  • "Thank you for letting the Brentley's join your worthy cause this September! We wish your organisation every success in helping these little heroes!" - Laura Brentley

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Keep up your AMAZING work!!!" - Jemma

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "The reason grew on me from day 1, by Day 30 my heart had been torn, mended and upgraded! The strength I saw from such little bodies!! I'm happy to have been part of this R&S! " - Hlengiwe C16

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Running every day was tough, but the stories were motivation enough to keep me going. These children are awesome and the work you guys do just as good!" - Carl and Lyn

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Run Every Day Challenge was tough but rewarding and a drop in the ocean compared to what the kids go through during their treatment. " - Keith

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 1 358.00
  • "For our #littlebrave Mackenzie Sloane who changed lives in her 1358 days alive RIP Angel" - Desmond, Tami and Shannon

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Was so happy to be part of such a great initiative! " - Toni

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "Well done Lance for raising awareness!!!" - Warwic

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 350.00
  • "What an amazing cause to run for. Well done Lolly!" - Slavica Lazic

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Lauren Blaine on all your running this month! An incredible initiative! xx" - Hayley

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "I glad to have been part of this challenge " - Krissie

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 123.68
  • "Loved doing this with your Karen, Di, Hayley, Daina and Lana! Amazing charity! " - Jacqui D

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "What an incredible challenge and honor to run for the survivors" - Z

  • Sep 29, 2020 - USD $ 11.66
  • "Well done Caylee O'Leary!! Great cause xx" - Catherine James

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "A great experience " - Run4run4run

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "A heartfelt thank you! " - Margie Foord

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "You’re all our hero’s .. Bonnie bee, Nadz & Graham. " - Rob & Louise

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "To each of the little heroes and their families who have or continue to fight his awful disease. You are all amazing! " - Amanda Emmott

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "What an amazing cause... And such amazing little fighters - each and every one of these incredibly special kids!" - Tobie

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done to all the runners! What a great fundraising initiative. " - Jackie Gilmour

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks Lance, great running for a great cause! Strength to all the young warriors and their families." - kim speight

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "To the organisers of this amazing challenge and for everything you do for the kids and their families, thank you!" - Lorna

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "To all the little fighters and their parents " - Jess

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Keith Kendall. " - Amanda

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "What an incredible achievement Luiza and for an amazing cause!" - Darryn Wilson

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "

    So proud of you...keep up the good work

    " - LAUREN BUTLER

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Well done Keith Kendall and Carl Rohrbeck on your amazing dedication and commitment to this wonderful initiative. We are very proud pf you both." - mom and dad

  • Sep 28, 2020 - USD $ 58.46
  • "Well done Luiza and so happy to be able to support this great initiative" - Daryl Wilson

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Donated from the Van Niekerks with love!!!" - Winnette

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Donated from the Van Niekerks with love!!!" - Winnette

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 3 000.00
  • "Well done Di, Hayley, Lana, Karen and Daina - To all the kidz we ran for our thoughts and prayers are with you all - The Dance Shop" - The Dance Shop

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 11.69
  • "Well done Martin Family " - Angela Fsher

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 58.46
  • "You’re all legends..." - Gavin Stone

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "To my fellow runners, and especially Michelle for getting us all together for this amazing cause. " - Ella

  • Sep 25, 2020 - USD $ 29.31
  • "Awesome job guys - great cause " - Nicole Parfitt

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 19.09
  • "Great effort Duncan - hope you raise lots of money for this amazing cause :) xx" - Alex Dudley

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 58.58
  • "Thank you Cathy Drys for all you do on and off the track!" - Darren

  • Sep 21, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    A loving contribution for a big cause

    " - Elzette

  • Sep 21, 2020 - R 800.00
  • "For Caysie, with love." - Maria & Andreas

  • Sep 20, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Well done Karen and team - shining the light of Jesus " - Sharon

  • Sep 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Lance!" - Jordan Green

  • Sep 18, 2020 - USD $ 30.61
  • "Such an amazing cause! " - Jo-Anne Guthrie

  • Sep 18, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "Roger& Co.. thank you for making us more aware! Inspired and in awe!!" - Andrew Cruikshanks

  • Sep 17, 2020 - USD $ 18.38
  • "Well done Lorna, Krissie, Celia and Tyrone! " - Zoe & Kim

  • Sep 17, 2020 - USD $ 61.27
  • "Great cause!" - Kippy & Thomas Pogue

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Go Lauren" - Lauren Butler

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for all the work that you do!" - Saskia

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Lorna, Krissie and Celia - keep it up!" - Tyron

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 350.00
  • "Team 3 Tenners and a 5, you're doing great. For the children and families of The Rainbow& Smiles family. X" - Alon Levin

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 30.39
  • "A worthy cause" - The Vaughans

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Such a great cause and well done to the guys championing it! " - Pack Life Gym

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "In awe of you Matt Lionheart - you are a champion fighter, and so proud of your Dad for running." - Jeannette

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you Rainbows and Smiles for your amazing work." - Therese Cross

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done to the Martin’s. Cameron you rick. Very inspiring!" - Alison

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you Lance for running for these super special and strong kids. And for raising funds! You all rock! " - Nicky

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "To all you special people, all your efforts of making someone smile makes you more special. Keep up the spirit!" - Shylet

  • Sep 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Such an inspiration, good Job Lolly ️" - Gillian Basel

  • Sep 12, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Supporting Shan and Donny" - Ryno

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 5.97
  • "To support Christie's running! " - Bronwyn

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Donated from the Van Niekerks with love!!!" - Winnette

  • Sep 10, 2020 - USD $ 29.87
  • "Well done to Caylee for supporting a fab charity! " - georgina Kee-McCarter

  • Sep 09, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "This is for Seth " - Tania

  • Sep 09, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Well done lance, top effort" - Warren goetzsche

  • Sep 09, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Get it Lance! " - Angie van Vuuren

  • Sep 09, 2020 - USD $ 100.04
  • "Supporting Luiza Moreira in this great initiative " - Basil Gadzios

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Big loves Ruthie !!!! Power and love to all" - Bredells

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Well done Lauren Butler!!" - Marlize Lubbe

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Great cause! " - B Jakes

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "So proud to b a part of this! Stay Strong and keep fighting!" - Celine

  • Sep 07, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Excellent Lance. Keep it up!" - Graham

  • Sep 07, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Ek ondersteun jou Carla!

    " - Daniel Opperman

  • Sep 07, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Happy to be apart of this

    " - JUSTIN

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck Roger Martin and Leigh-Anne. Proud of you guys" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for all that you do for these kids!!! " - Karen Minnaar

  • Sep 05, 2020 - USD $ 120.67
  • "Thank you for doing this" - Rene and Kevin

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Love you Niki such a pure soul " - Tracey

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 540.00
  • "The real heroes #batjack" - Michael Datnow

  • Sep 05, 2020 - USD $ 18.10
  • "So awesome that you always do so much for many different causes Lance!! You’re a legend!!" - Ruth Pretorius

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "#Batjack - you are truly an amazing boy - as are your mom and dad." - Mike Harvey

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "#batjack " - Gary Harvey

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "keep it up Bryan and Sheldon" - Mark and Barbara

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Great cause well done Gay-Lynn. " - ian Mackinnon

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Lauren- Thanks for sharing your light with others" - Nish

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lauren Butler, my heart burst of proud for what you are doing! Blessed to be a blessing. Welldone. Keep it up!" - Nellie Honicke

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Keep it up Lyn and Carl!" - Mom & Dad

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "This is amazing Lauren! Your light will bring smiles to so many. Xx" - Leigh

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Proud of you Amy and Jess. Go girls" - jenny and Phillip

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Luiza! Well done for doing this. " - Lazelle

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "I RunforaReason that reason is for each of you. " - Yolandi Rodrigues

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 27.04
  • "Awesome stuff Lauren thanks for highlighting this great cause xx" - Tracy Diaz

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Go Mikey and Charne! Thanks for highlighting this very worthy cause. " - Amy Vieler

  • Sep 01, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "For Johan Landsberg running for a reason" - Johan Landsberg

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Super proud of you Lauren" - Hadley

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Great initiative siesa, all the best. " - Grant Christian

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 450.00
  • "Super Proud of you Lauren Butler.... Continue to leave a little sparkle wherever you go" - Janine Christian

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Happy Birthday! May you be blessed always. Such an inspiration xx" - Charlene Barnfield

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 750.00
  • "Great initiative! Love your passion and drive, Lauren Butler! " - Nadine & Juan Goliath

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "What an incredible initiative for a very good cause. Its awesome to be part of this." - Hannes

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Thanks for bringing rainbows and smiles to the kids and our lives Lauren Butler " - Daryn & Lanice Newton

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Well Done Rog" - Angie

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Lolly, baie dankie dat jy ons betrek het met hierdie uitdaging, ons staan agter jou. " - Aunty Carol

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 700.00
  • "All voorspoed met jou fondsinsameling, ek is seker jy sal n sukses daarvan maak. " - Daddy

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Amy! We're so proud of you. " - Ted and Jane

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "So proud of you Lauren Butler!" - Cindy Matthys

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 29.96
  • "Go Christie Cronje!!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I’m with you on this one! Looking forward to the challenge. " - Lindy Taverner

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Such a great cause - go Lauren " - Lauren Butler

  • Aug 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Go Lauren, so proud of you! This is such an awesome initiative. " - Madre

  • Aug 28, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Lauren, baie dankie dat jy die goei daad doen en vir ons n geleentheid gee om deel te wees daarvan. " - Groener family

  • Aug 28, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Go Lauren Butler. You inspire by selflessly helping those in need.

    " - Anonymous

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Many safe kms Lauren Butler. Enjoy every step." - Annette

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Go Sam! We can’t wait to watch you take on this challenge :) " - Claire

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Well done Lauren Butler. So proud of you for completing taking part in this challenge. I am so happy to support such a worthy cause. " - Wendy

  • Aug 25, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Amy! We are so super proud of your charity work, commitment and fantastic running! Keep it up and we will be rooting for you from The Netherlands xxx" - Ernst & Lara

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Donations to date

R 79 334.33

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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The mission of Rainbows and Smiles is to provide emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child or children of that family is diagnosed with a life threatening illness such as cancer. In addition, Rainbows and Smiles encourage childhood cancer awareness to educate in the hope of promoting early detection.

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