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Shaving my Hair for Rainbows & Smiles

Shaving my Hair for Rainbows & Smiles

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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! On 18 November 2012, I will be shaving my hair off in an effort to raise funds for children and their families who are affected by cancer.  In an effort to help those families, I have chosen Rainbows and Smiles as my charity of choice.

Rainbows and Smiles are a small NPO that was started in 2008 by Bonita Suckling after her own son, Jed Brady Thomas, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 3. She saw what families go through while in treatment and realised there was a need that she could fulfil since she had lived the journey herself.

Sadly Jed passed away on 11 July 2011 after a brave 3 year fight (he was initially given 6 months). Rainbows and Smiles assist families that are fighting childhood (0 to 16 years) cancer with emotional and financial support. They will pay medical bills, buy food vouchers, pay for petrol money, etc as when cancer strikes usually the mother cannot work any longer as the child requires 24/7 care. They also spoil kids while in treatment and support mom’s after a child has passed. Rainbows and Smiles also have a programme where we spoil the ‘forgotten’ siblings as when a child has cancer understandably the parents attention is usually focused on the sick child.


  • Oct 23, 2012 - R 0.00
  • ".Best wishes" - Ina Pope

  • Oct 19, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Proud of you, I would never be able to do something like tha!" - Chantell Markovic

  • Oct 17, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "You have beautiful hair and are very brave, but all for a very good cause" - Heidi Olivier

  • Oct 11, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Always try to help Rainbows and Smiles, sorry to see the hair go..." - @paulgboyd

  • Oct 02, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Welcome to my world, Boldie!" - Jose Ramos

  • Oct 02, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "For being brave" - Anon

  • Oct 02, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "good luck for the baldie!" - lena mendes

  • Sep 28, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "hi Sam, you go girllllllll" - Wikus and Illanza

  • Sep 27, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Best Wishes and God bless to all" - Jorge Manuel da Silva

  • Sep 27, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Well done. Great cause. " - Adam

  • Sep 27, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Hi Samantha, wish i had a ponytail would have shaven it off for the course. Thumbs up" - Millie

  • Sep 27, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Thanks for showing us the way and care " - Jan Duvenhage

  • Sep 26, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Love you sweetie! Proud of what you are doing! " - Michelle & Craig

  • Sep 12, 2012 - R 0.00
  • "Hi Sam - I didn't know that you were doing this?! I am in awe of you. My little donation isn't worthy of the overwhelming dedication you have to helping others . I am proud to call you a friend!" - Anita Pienaar

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Donations to date

R 5 520.00

Fundraising target

R 5 000.00

Rainbows and Smiles Foundation

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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.

To set up your own fundraising page for Rainbows and Smiles click here