Bay to host largest superhero fun run in Happy Valley

2018-02-07 06:01
St Francis Hopsice Carnival and Superhero Fun RunPhoto:

St Francis Hopsice Carnival and Superhero Fun RunPhoto:

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IT’S time to dust off the old cape and boots. St Francis Hospice is gearing up to host its inaugural Superhero Fun Run/Walk and Carnival on March 3 in Happy Valley.

St Francis Hospice provides home-based palliative care monthly to some 200 terminally ill cancer, HIV/Aids and motor neurone disease patients in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and Kouga region at no cost to the patient.

They believe that no-one should be in pain or alone during their last days.

Social workers on the hospice team not only provide comfort, but play a significant role in facilitating guardianship, fostering, grants and schooling for affected vulnerable children.

Hospice staff members also visit the families for a time after the patient has passed on to make sure they are coping and healing.

St Francis Hospice is a registered NPO, PBO and an exempt microenterprise that lends 135% to the BBBEE scorecard for procurement recognition and provides Section 18A receipts which enable tax rebates.

Many have been touched by St Francis Hospice, which has built a credible record of quality care since 1986.

To continue their outstanding work, the Superhero Fun Run/Walk and Carnival is aimed at raising significant funding on the day via entrance fees, sponsorship and general donations.

It will also be entered on Recordsetter.com to officially claim the record for the Largest Superhero Fun Run. All participants of the fun run will need to wear a superhero outfit or item.

The run or walk of about 3km will start at Happy Valley at 7am, proceed down Marine Drive and end off at Happy Valley again.

In secure surroundings, there will be fun activities for the entire family, such as performing artists, food stalls, a jumping castle, face painting and various lawn games.

For the more competitive folks there will be prizes up for grabs for the best-dressed superheroes announced on the day.

Entry to the fun run, which includes access to the carnival, is R60 per adult and R30 per child or R150 per family of four.

Corporate packages from R900 allow branding on the roadside and entry for five staff members, who each receive branded capes and masks.

Entry to the carnival is R20 per adult and R10 per child.

So, get your superhero game on, enter the fun run online at Ticketpro or at Jet, Edgars or Postnet and see the magic come to life in the Bay’s beautiful Happy Valley. Tickets can also be purchased from Something Good, Virgin Active Humewood, Brian Bands and at St Francis Hospice.

To book a spot to exhibit in the health and wellness tent, sell food or other products, volunteer services, donate goods, enter the fun run or enquire about help from St Francis Hospice, contact Lynn van Vuuren on 041 360 7070 or lynn@stfrancishospice.za. org, go to www.hospice-pe.co.za or visit the St Francis Hospice Port Elizabeth Facebook page.

Win! Win! Win!

St Francis Hospice is giving 10 lucky PE Express readers the chance to win family packages to their inaugural Superhero Fun Run/Walk and Carnival on March 3.

Each family package includes entrance to the carnival, water, medal and superhero suckers for two adults and two children.

To win a family package, like us on Facebook (PE Express) and find the carnival photo. Answer the easy question in the comment section and keep an eye on your Facebook inbox to see if you are a winner.

The competition is only open to Port Elizabeth residents. Winners will be notified on Facebook and tickets need to be collected from St Francis Hospice in Warbler Street.

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