Get involved in The Sunflower Fund Midmar Mile Miles4Marrow Campaign and help save lives

2017-01-17 06:01
Avid swimmer Karusha Moodley challenges all Midmar Mile swimmers and clubs to dedicate their swim to The Sunflower Fund and sign up for their Miles4Marrow Midmar Mile Campaign. Photo: supplied

Avid swimmer Karusha Moodley challenges all Midmar Mile swimmers and clubs to dedicate their swim to The Sunflower Fund and sign up for their Miles4Marrow Midmar Mile Campaign. Photo: supplied

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THE world’s largest open water swimming race and one of South Africa’s most prestigious aquatic events, the aQuellé Midmar Mile, takes place on 11 and 12 February. Avid swimmer Karusha Moodley is challenging all other Midmar Mile swimmers and clubs to dedicate their swim to The Sunflower Fund and sign up for their Miles4Marrow Midmar Mile Campaign.

Miles4Marrow gives athletes the opportunity to do what they love, while showing their support for a great cause – and raising funds in the process. “Our patients often spend weeks or months in isolation wards and outdoor sport is not an option for them until they find that lifesaving match and are able to participate in such activities again,’ said Stephanie Berry, Regional Manager for The Sunflower Fund in KwaZulu Natal. “It’s our job to ensure that the opportunity for that match exists and by partnering with enthusiastic, athletic people who are looking for their own opportunities to help, we can make this a reality.”

Participating swimmers are responsible for approaching their personal and professional networks to sponsor them per ‘mile’ covered (or kilometre, if you work on the metric system!) and no contribution is too small. All funds raised will go towards increasing the South African Bone Marrow Registry – to give hope to patients diagnosed with life-threatening blood disorders who are searching for their 1 in 100 000 donor match.

If you are interested in supporting these courageous Miles4Marrow swimmers, please make a contribution in favour of:

Bank account name: The Sunflower Fund

Bank: Absa

Account number: 4051834719

Branch: Tokai

Branch code: 632005

Reference: DBNMidmar & (name of sponsor). - Supplied.

For more information on this
fund-raising challenge, contact
Tanith King on 031 266 1148 or emailtanith@sunflowerfund.org.za. For more information on The Sunflower Fund or how to become a blood stem cell donor, please visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za or contact the toll-free call centre on 0800 12 10 82.

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