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 Team Hanno swims for Rainbows and Smiles

Team Hanno swims for Rainbows and Smiles

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2022 is abound for great adventures, new challenges, and bravery like no other!
 
Team Rainbows and Smiles have decided to back our non-sporty Nadz in her quest to swim across the Midmar dam for the first time!! The dam is exceptionally full this year, and Nadia is NO FAN of dark, murky waters. A fear she must overcome on Saturday, 12 February 2022.
 
Our slogan for this swim is the Hawaiian word OHANA. Translated, it means: Family, no one gets left behind.
 
As many of you already know, our team's Midmar Mile is swum annually in memory of Hanno "Braveheart" Lewis. Hanno is the son of our team member, Nadia Lewis. In 2013 Hanno was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. 

Sadly, he died in 2014 after an unfair fight with cancer. Nadz has since then, together with her friends and team members, made it her mission to ease the journey of children diagnosed with cancer.
 
The team members supporting Nadz in this endeavour will each represent a letter in HANNO's name.
 
NADIA – as mommy to Hanno will be representing the letter 'H.'
ZELDA – one of Nadz's best friends and aunt to Hanno, will be representing the letter 'A.'
Bonni – founder member of Rainbows and Smiles and best Bru to Nadz, will be representing 'N.'
Denise – who made Hanno's dream come true when she was still with another foundation back in 2014, will be representing the second 'N.'
Catherine – also a greeny like Nadz and who has so much passion for the work she does with Rainbows, will be representing the 'O'.
 
This is our team! Rainbows are our passion. Please donate towards our swim, mainly to motivate Nadia and Catherine to get through the dam. Please help us to continue the work we do.
 
Thanking everyone for generosity and support.

 

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Donations

  • May 29, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "Recurring donation for the recurring amazing work you do! " - Catherine

  • Apr 28, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "Recurring donation for the recurring amazing work you do! " - Catherine

  • Mar 30, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "Recurring donation for the recurring amazing work you do! " - Catherine

  • Feb 25, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "Recurring donation for the recurring amazing work you do! " - Catherine

  • Feb 14, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Feb 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Can't wait to hear all about it girls - go and swim for Hanno - SO SO proud of you all, especially Nadz. " - Debbie Blake

  • Feb 11, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Go Nadia!" - Marlene K

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Best of Luck for your swim..." - Linsay

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte! " - Anchen

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Respect to you Nadia " - Anthony Beckley

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Inspirational." - Julian en Helen

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Jou storie raak my hartsnare...sterkte met die Midmar!! " - Anonymous

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Go Nadia." - Mariana Van der Walt

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Go team Hanno" - Team Zebra

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "Lief jou Goggie!! Vir Hanno!!" - Anoniem

  • Feb 09, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Baie dankie en sterkte! EH" - Esmarie

  • Feb 09, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "What a great team! Go for it Nadia - well done!" - Hilton

  • Feb 09, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck! I'm sure you'll do great " - Louise

  • Feb 09, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Nadia !" - Andre Horn

  • Feb 09, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck for the swim Nadia" - Glenn and Jodi

  • Feb 09, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Wishing you a great swim. " - Kim Grobbelaar

  • Feb 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Julle is die BESTE!!! Sterk wees en lekker swem!!!" - AB

  • Feb 08, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "So near is grandeur to our dust, so near is God to man. When duty whispers "Lo, thou must!" The youth replies, "I can!" In Jesus name, you are loved!" - Ryan King

  • Feb 08, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Special organisation " - Mike Briscoe

  • Feb 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Give it horns Nadia!" - Sandy Moller

  • Feb 07, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Feb 05, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go span Hanno!!" - Carlo

  • Feb 04, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Braveheart" - Pienaars

  • Feb 04, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Behind you all the way... " - Didi Bopape

  • Feb 04, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "In memory of #Jed #Hanno my brother in law John and so many more. Thank you for all you do. I can't swim but will be there to cheer you on xxx" - Judy

  • Feb 03, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "Recurring donation for the recurring amazing work you do! " - Catherine

  • Feb 03, 2022 - USD $ 32.59
  • "Go sus!!!! love you always Hanno xx" - Jeanine Coetzer

  • Feb 03, 2022 - USD $ 782.19
  • "Do us proud. " - Leo Harrison

  • Feb 03, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "So much love and support team Hanno" - Susan Buitendacht

  • Jan 31, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Special people swimming for a special cause" - Carina Hambloch

  • Jan 24, 2022 - USD $ 132.51
  • "Please make sure Bon behaves. " - Andrew

  • Jan 24, 2022 - R 3 000.00
  • "Go Nads and team! You’ve got this! " - Renetta

  • Jan 22, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck" - CPJ

  • Jan 20, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Love you and all the hard work for such a special cause so close to our hearts

    " - mom and dad

  • Jan 19, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Go Team Hanno! You've got this ladies! " - Bron

  • Jan 19, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck to Team "Hanno", go kick Cancer where it hurts" - Byron Poson

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R 32 789.16

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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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