Night run to raise funds for nurses

2019-09-03 06:00

It is expected that more than 2 000 runners will take part in the night run to honour nurses, which is taking place from Mouille Point Lighthouse in Green Point on Saturday 7 September.

This is the second annual run hosted by the exceptional nurse campaign which aims to raise awareness about the shortage of nurses and funds for bursaries.

The growth in numbers of the interested parties and positive support for the campaign is attributed to the last year’s success (“Run for student nurses”, People’s Post, 14 August 2018)

Organisers hope to raise about R150 000 through this run. These funds will be used to cover tuition fees for deserving second-year students.

“The aim is to raise awareness for the critical shortage of professional nurses and to promote a culture of honour and gratitude towards all,” says Teresa Basson, founder of the campaign.

Unlike last year, now the whole family may tag along and enjoy a nice view from the Promenade. “We have a critical shortage of over 30 000 professional nurses in South Africa.

“We need you to help us raise awareness, raise the status of the nursing profession and the standard of nursing practice in our country,” Basson says.

Participants are promised a warm and friendly welcome from an enthusiastic team of volunteers and entertainment. Snacks and drinks will be on sale.V Entries cost R100 per person and R50 for children under the age of 12, tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2zu39QV. The run starts at 17:00.

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