Walking with Purpose for Cerebral Palsy
- By: Justene Bergins
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/walking-for-cerebral-palsy
I am Justene Bergins from Cape Town. I am Head of Charities at BackaBuddy and a Plus-size model. Every day I see hundreds of charities crowdfund and do amazing work. I decided to join them by walking/running 125km in 25 marathons. I have now completed my first 5km Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon on 18 October 2020. My second race will be the Cosmo Virtual Run on 24 October 2020.
I would love to use this initiative to crowdfund for a charity close to my heart, the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association. I also want to take this opportunity to show other people that no matter what size or colour you are. You can make a difference in someone’s life. I will be walking and running for those who cannot do so.
My admiration for Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association started when my baby sister, Jessica Josias (24) was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at age one years old. She is one of the most amazing women I know. She has overcome many obstacles to achieve her dream from passing matric with a Bachelors pass and studying Sports management and recreation at Eta College Stellenbosch. She is currently on an internship with AYO Technology Solutions. She spent 16 years competing in South African Sports for Physical disabled(SASAPD) and won many achievements in Western Cape Wheelchair Basketball.
I would like to raise R25 000 in 25 marathons to honour my sister and the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association. The number 25 is relevant because of the number of years Jessica has been living and doing amazing work.
To all my friends and family. Thank you for your ongoing support. Please help us achieve this goal.
For every donation, we will send s social media thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
List of races completed:
1. 5km Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon 2020 - Completed
2. Cosmo Virtual Run 2020 - Pending
- Oct 10, 2020 - R 211.50
- "All the best! " - Anonymous
Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association
The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association was established to provide for the diagnosis, treatment, care, training and employment of persons with cerebral palsy.
And to raise public awareness and raise funds to co-ordinate clinics, care centres, residencies and work centres along with supporting the CP community in a variety of other ways through projects and initiatives throughout the Western Cape.