Local riders take on Cape Town Cycle Tour in support of close friends and The Sunflower Fund

2017-03-14 06:02
Nigel, Ryan and Kyle Dohne support the Sunflower Fund. Photo: Supplied

Nigel, Ryan and Kyle Dohne support the Sunflower Fund. Photo: Supplied

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SPURRED on by the courage of friends, leukaemia patients Matthew MacDonald and Justin Kyle, an inspiring group of cyclists from Durban will be taking on the largest timed cycling event in the world, the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017.
Sunday, March 12 will see an expected 35 000 cyclists ride the 109- kilometre route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop.

Nigel, Ryan and Kyle Dohne as well as Chris Briggs, Dean Lederle and Morne Moller hope to create more awareness of the need for more blood stem cell donors on the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) to give hope to patients, like MacDonald and Kyle, who are in need of a blood stem cell transplant from a matching donor.

 The riders also hope to raise much-needed funds for The Sunflower Fund under the auspices of the Miles4Hope campaign.
The Sunflower Fund educates and registers blood stem cell donors to give hope of life to patients suffering from life-threatening chronic blood disorders like leukaemia.
Funds raised from the campaign will help The Sunflower Fund to cover the recruitment costs to grow a healthy, effective, ethnically diverse registry of committed donors.

If you are interested in supporting these courageous Miles4Hope cyclists, please make a contribution in favour of:

Bank account name: The Sunflower Fund

Bank: Absa

Account number: 4051834719

Branch: Tokai

Branch code: 632005

Reference: DBNM4HCT & (name of sponsor)

 For more information on this fund-raising challenge, contact Tanith King on 031 266 1148 or emailtanith@sun flowerfund.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. - Supplied.

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