Reach for you slippers to keep dreams alive

2015-07-23 06:02
Reach For A Dream encourages all Kouga residents to wear their slippers on Friday, August 7 and help fulfil the dreams of children fighting life-threatening ilnesses such as cancer, renal failure, heart conditions and blood disorders. 
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Reach For A Dream encourages all Kouga residents to wear their slippers on Friday, August 7 and help fulfil the dreams of children fighting life-threatening ilnesses such as cancer, renal failure, heart conditions and blood disorders. Photo: S

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WEARING your comfiest pair of slippers in public is now “socially acceptable”.

For the first time, Reach For a Dream in Port Elizabeth is extending their annual Slipper Day campaign to St Francis Bay, Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp. They encourage all Kouga residents to wear their slippers on Friday, August 7 and help fulfil the dreams of children fighting life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal failure, heart conditions and blood disorders.

Simply buy your slipper sticker for R10 and swap your regular work or school shoes for your favourite pair of slippers.

This year’s theme is Don’t Let Their Dreams Disappear, and the foundation aims to better last year’s R2.66-million, and raise R4-million towards dreams and projects for severely ill children.

The fulfilment of these dreams inspires hope and courage in the dreamer and helps them believe that tomorrow is worth fighting for. Fulfilling dreams enables children to experience a fun aspect of life which they do not get to participate in due to their illness. The positive effect of the and#034;dream come trueand#034; lingers, and children often respond better to their medication.

Stickers are available at all Wimpy restaurant countrywide. Wimpy will give all customers a free cup of coffee when they purchase their Slipper Day sticker on August 7. Alternatively, purchase a sticker online at www.slipperday.co.za or at any one of the seven Reach For A Dream branches countrywide.

* For 27 years, Reach For A Dream, a non-profit organization, has fulfilled dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 faced with life-threatening illnesses. To find out more about these projects and the work of Reach For A Dream, visit www.reachforadream.org.za or contact 011 880 1740.

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