Ride for hope this September

2018-10-02 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedDurban Bikers United Shell NPN Auto Centre The Sunflower Fund and Supertech Pinetown rally for Ride4Hope 2018.

PHOTO: SuppliedDurban Bikers United Shell NPN Auto Centre The Sunflower Fund and Supertech Pinetown rally for Ride4Hope 2018.

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THE Sunflower Fund, in association with Supertech Pinetown and in conjunction with Durban Bikers United, are encouraging all bikers, motorcycle clubs, families, and outdoor enthusiasts to join in the 2018 Sunflower Fund Ride4Hope campaign and ride for a worthy cause.

The event is held in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and is specifically related to the organisation’s biggest national campaign - “Sunflower Day”, which is celebrated on the third Friday of September annually.

The Mass Breakfast Ride is scheduled for Sunday, October 14 and will commence at 9.30am sharp from the NPN Auto Centre (Shell Garage) at the corner of St. Johns Avenue in Pinetown to the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market in Hillcrest.

The MOTH Motorcycle Association (MMA) in KZN and the Durban Harley Owners Group (HOG) has once again pledged their support.

Registration on the day is between 8 am and 9.15am and the fee is a donation of R80 per person, which includes a 2018 Sunflower Fund TOPE (Tube of Hope) as well as complimentary coffee from NPN Wimpy or NPN Torrador. In addition, the first 150 bikers to register will receive a commemorative cloth badge.

Food and drinks will be on sale after the ride and an exciting raffle and loads of prize-giveaways will form part of the prize-giving.

Funds raised from the mass ride will enable The Sunflower Fund to create awareness and education about blood stem cell donation, recruit more blood stem cell donors, grow the patient support fund and maintain a registry of committed donors. This in turn means greater hope of life for patients who are diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases and who are in need of a blood stem cell transplant from a matching unrelated donor.

For more information on the ride, expo stalls and prize sponsorships, please contact Allison Ekstrand from The Sunflower Fund at 031 266 1148 or send an e-mail to

Alternatively, you may contact Karin or Tubby from the Durban Bikers United Club at 083 546 4188 or 083 443 309.

For more information on The Sunflower Fund, or how to become a blood stem cell donor, please visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za or call toll free 0800 12 10 82. — Supplied.


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