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Simon runs Comrades for children with cancer

Simon runs Comrades for children with cancer

Personal message

For those of you who don't know me, here is a brief history. In 1994, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a type of cancer. After a course of chemotherapy and radiation treatment I managed to get back to full health. In 2007, I was diagnosed with a life threatening auto-immune disease of the blood known as ITP. I am still receiving treatment for this, but along the way I have had the following complications. Shingles, pneumonia, German measles, diabetes, deep vein thrombosis with some clots in my chest too, a couple of heart illnesses (pericarditis and Strep viridans for the medically inclined). I also managed to get malaria a few times. Oh, I also had a nasty bout of hay fever in 2005. One thing I learnt during this time is that no matter what your situation is, there is always someone worse off and this certainly applies to young children who are diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening blood disorders. CHOC supports these children and their families and seeing as I am in the fortunate position of having a clean bill of health, I would like to take the opportunity to raise funds for CHOC when I run the 89km Comrades marathon on 30 May 2010.

Donations

  • Jul 20, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "you inspire others to appreciate all blessings we have and how simple and numerous they actually are when we stop to think about them!" - Lloyde

  • Jun 25, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Go for it Boetjie" - Schickers

  • Jun 11, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Simon!" - Bruce and Les MacRobert

  • Jun 09, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Heeeyyyyyyy Booooooiiiiiiii! Luv ya!!!!!!!!" - The Mitchell's

  • Jun 09, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Simon I am so proud of you..let your wegde do the talking!!" - Kim Modlin

  • Jun 04, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "This is great. I think I will run next year." - Chris Roche

  • Jun 02, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Well Done!" - Pete and Helen Schlebusch and family

  • Jun 01, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Si !! You rock ! Love ya xx" - Julie Tucker

  • May 31, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Stobbo, you're a legend!" - Wayne Bennett

  • May 31, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Well done Simon" - Vivian Welsh

  • May 31, 2010 - R 1 500.00
  • "Well Done my Boy. You are one in a million!" - Badger

  • May 31, 2010 - R 300.00
  • "Fantastic! We wish you all the best." - Claire and John

  • May 31, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Stobba you beaut, give it horns!" - Jimmy Wilson

  • May 31, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Simon! NY is cheering you on!" - Dave and Judy Petro

  • May 31, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "a bit late - hope you finished and well done!" - steve beal

  • May 30, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Hope you get a good westerly wind behind you. Good luck." - Tim and Suzanne

  • May 29, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "You're an inspiration to all of us! Good luck, Stobbidge! Take it one step at a time:)" - AB de Villiers

  • May 28, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "You have an incredibly big heart Simon! Good luck with the race. " - The Pollocks

  • May 28, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "We are very proud of you Simon and I will make sure you get an appt with Kim if you need one next week. " - Sue Ruttimann

  • May 28, 2010 - R 300.00
  • "Vasbyt boytjie!" - Dene van Rensburg

  • May 28, 2010 - R 50.00
  • "Good Luck - you deserve a medal just for committing yourself to all the training!" - Deneys Reitz secretaries

  • May 28, 2010 - R 230.00
  • "Good Luck Simon from the secretaries at Deneys Reitz via Bev Leitch. Have an awesome experience on Sunday!" - Deneys Reitz Secretaries

  • May 28, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stobba, you are an incredible person and an inspiration to all. Carve up those roads boy - Luv ya." - Stoff and Gina

  • May 27, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Stobsie boy, you have been through your fair share of sppedbumps of late and to still have the courage to do this and the cause that you are doing it for speaks volumes of your character.WIh U all th" - Rob Walter

  • May 27, 2010 - R 2 500.00
  • "much respect my chom !! " - clint fenton

  • May 27, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Hi Simon all the best for comrades - missed you at Indaba this year" - Glenn Jones

  • May 27, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Hey Simon, go and get that medal. Will definately be seeing you on the road" - Kerry Ulyate

  • May 27, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Run Forest Run!!" - Robbie and Sheenagh

  • May 27, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Simon you are an absolute inspiration to many of us who watch Comrades on the couch. Good luck and " - Non

  • May 27, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "Idgy my boooiiiii, you are an inspiration to me, your attitude to life is an example for all of us! " - Mark Boucher

  • May 27, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Stobba....just remember you promised to carry me down Fields Hill.....Well Done Boy, you show them h" - Garth Flint

  • May 26, 2010 - R 300.00
  • "Go Simon ....... you make us proud to know you. Have a great run." - Kim and Non Welsford

  • May 26, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Simon you have been a shining light all the time that I have known you .... during and after your bo" - FIAT LUX

  • May 26, 2010 - R 150.00
  • "Good Luck Si...you are an inspiration to everyone who knows you!! Enjoy the race!" - Mr & Mrs Smit

  • May 26, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck Simon!!!" - Tom, Ray & Kyla

  • May 25, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck" - Kevin & Sharon Taylor

  • May 25, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Hey Si, I have over come my "short arm deep pocket" disorder to support your noble cause. Good to he" - Boozie

  • May 25, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "what a worthy cause - good luck!" - Jean

  • May 25, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Give it horns bignose. We'll look out for you on the telly!" - Jason and Mandy Lamb

  • May 25, 2010 - R 5 000.00
  • "Good Luck Boy Boy.....Vasbyt......U are a king !!!" - Caine & Gordy

  • May 25, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Si, good luck & we are behind you every step of the way on Sunday!" - William & Tina Sears

  • May 25, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best Simon. May you have wings down Fields and an inspired finish! " - Wayne Tucker

  • May 25, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Couldn't think of a better reason to part with my money....well done,Simon - will be thinking of yo" - CLIFF FAMILY

  • May 25, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Wow - what an inspiration - all the best for Sunday! The Wienands " - Lauren Wienand

  • May 25, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "What a mountain you have already climbed .Have an awesome Comrades and thanks for raising money for " - Garth , Al & Nicholas Munro

  • May 24, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Si - There could be a bonus if you rack up a good day list!" - Dave Thomas

  • May 24, 2010 - R 2 500.00
  • "Go Simon Go!!" - Afridi and Lee

  • May 24, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Simon, you are braver than both of us! And this applies not only to this race." - Stuart & Gail Sutherland

  • May 24, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Go you good thing!" - The Ramshackles

  • May 24, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "One day...for no particular reason, Stobba decided to go for a little run. Run Stobba Run! " - Patrick Duggan

  • May 24, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "What a worthy cause - all the best - good luck to you." - Karen Bray

  • May 23, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Hey Si this is truely inspirational and I will support you 100%" - Hayley

  • May 23, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Simon. Another trip to the bush would be great sometime." - Howard and Les W

  • May 23, 2010 - R 150.00
  • "Good Luck, sorry to hear about the bout of hayfever. " - Yolandi, Lincoln, Cam and Callie Smith

  • May 23, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Hey Si. Good luck B. If you don't finish, you have to come around and cook dinner. " - Andy

  • May 22, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "next year I will try to join you" - anonymous

  • May 22, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Keep on going Simon, wish I had your courage thanks Bev for forwarding Simon's email " - Vivien Nogueira

  • May 21, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Can't Bat, Can't Bowl, Can't Field." - Gavin in Oz

  • May 21, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Great work Simon. You should pop over and drag me round the Loch Ness marathon in October! ps Good t" - Christian and the UK base

  • May 21, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Dude, you are a 1 man episode of House!! if you beat Skippy I'll double it.." - Jabba

  • May 21, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Simon - hope you have an awesome race! " - Sue Snyman

  • May 21, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Well done Simon; CHOC is proud to have you as a champion" - Desre

  • May 21, 2010 - R 50.00
  • "Good Luck, Kate may give more depending on what the tooth fairy gives her." - Mark and Kate

  • May 21, 2010 - R 1 450.00
  • "Great Work, will be watching you on the day" - Nikki and Ging

  • May 21, 2010 - R 150.00
  • "Hey Simon - Good Luck for the run - see you in Durban. Bev" - Beverley Leitch

  • May 21, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Stobbo - you are an inspiration to all. May you have an amazing day. I am with you all day and feel" - Tracy Bamber

  • May 19, 2010 - R 400.00
  • "Gonna be a long day, but will sure be worth it!" - Simon Stobbs

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 42 430.00

Fundraising target

R 45 000.00
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CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation

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CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC has a head office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, two branches, and 12 accommodation facilities close to treatment centres. CHOC relies heavily on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals wanting to make a difference in the lives of these little ones.

Their comprehensive support improves the welfare and quality of care of children with cancer and offers families a wide range of psychosocial services and practical support such as counselling, free accommodation, free transport and transport fund to ensure that no child abandons treatment due to the family not affording transport costs, food parcels as they recognise the financial difficulties families often face and parent to parent support groups. CHOC also plays a leading advocacy role and promotes early detection to save lives nationally.