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Swimming the Midmar Mile in Loving Memory of Greg

Swimming the Midmar Mile in Loving Memory of Greg

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In early 2012 my life changed forever when my 9 year old nephew, Gregory Andrews, was diagnosed with stage 3 soft tissue cancer... The months that followed gave me a window into the world of what we classically all think "won't affect us", never before did I think that a loved one of mine would get cancer and then it struck... That sadly is what happens to most people, cancer does not give a year or two's warning, it just strikes one day and then it is there forever leaving its mark in your life... 

During the journey that followed in the coming months, we were informed that there was no treatment available for Greg's type of cancer and the treatment that was available would probably do more damage than good... On 26 December 2012 Greg went to heaven after a year of battling cancer... More about Greg's journey can be found on

During this journey, we had the priviledge of meeting many angels who stepped into our lives and touched them in an amazing way, one of these was Bonni from Rainbows & Smiles Foundation. Bonni herself has travelled this horrific journey and she can more than understand what people are going through... 

I made a pledge when Greg was diagnosed that I would swim the Midmar Mile every year in support of those who have fought the battle against cancer and those who still are fighting... Please assist me in this drive by sharing this message far and wide and also by donating to Rainbows & Smiles Foundation, they do an amazing job - help them to make a difference!

Thanking you in advance for your support! 



  • Feb 09, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for honouring Greg's life " - Andrews

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R 10 000.00

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.

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