Local runner prepares for 1 000km journey in aid of CANSA

2017-04-19 06:01
Richard Geyer is preparing to run 1 000km in aid of CANSA PE.      Photo:SUPPLIED

Richard Geyer is preparing to run 1 000km in aid of CANSA PE. Photo:SUPPLIED

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A COURAGEOUS runner will brave all elements to run 1 000km over the course of ten days from Port Elizabeth to Durban in aid of cancer.

Richard Geyer has dedicated himself to take on the challenge in support of those affected by cancer. His motivation to adopt this project stems from the unfortunate loss of his grandfather Bob Petzer in 2014.

Petzer was previously diagnosed with bladder cancer, which was successfully removed after an operation.

In January 2014, he underwent an emergency operation for an aneurysm which resulted in the amputation of both his legs.

Six months later, his cancer was back again and this time the treatment was unsuccessful.

“Seeing my grandfather’s zest for life, his will to fight and his continuous positive attitude through that trying time encouraged me to run,” said Geyer.

“I will be running in memory of him to raise funds for cancer, a disease so many others and their families have to endure.”

His long journey will kicks off on May 26 in Port Elizabeth and will end with the Comrades Marathon that is set to take place in Durban and end in Pietermaritzburg on June 4.

All proceeds from this worthy cause will be donated to CANSA Port Elizabeth.

To support the cause and for more info, visit the Bob1000 Facebook page or send an email to runbob1000@gmail.com.

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