Myburg races for hearing

2016-03-24 06:00
=Old Muirite Peter Myburgh will tackle the Ironman in aid of children with hearing disabilities.            Photo: SUPPLIED

=Old Muirite Peter Myburgh will tackle the Ironman in aid of children with hearing disabilities. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Peter Myburg, former Mr PE 2013 and old Muirite, has challenged himself to finish the IronMan 2016 on April 10th, in order to give a child with a hearing disability the chance of hearing.

Myburg made a bet with a corporate friend to pay for the hearing aid if he (Myburg) manages to complete the IronMan race, which consists of a 3.8km swim, 180.2km cycle and a 42.2 run.

As an ambassador for the South African Audio Association, Myburg says “I’m doing IronMan to prove to people that no matter your disability big or small, you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to.”

Not only is Myburg competing in the race to try to fund a child in need of a hearing aid, but he’s taking part to create awareness about his campaign that he started: #RacingForHearing.

The focus of his campaign is to create awareness and inform the public about the importance of hearing and how necessary is it for people with hearing loss or impairments to have hearing aids.

The prices of a hearing aid range from R5 000 up to R65 000 according to the Ear Institute South Africa.

Myburg is the business owner of Grand Slam Surfacing as well as Beards and Guns and the founder of the NPO Love2Hear. He also is a co-presenter on Afternoon Express Talk Show on SABC3.

He matriculated at Muir College and graduated at the University of the Free State with a BCom in Human Resource Management.

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