OVER 180 bikers took to the open road on Sunday, October 1, in support of The Sunflower Fund’s fifth annual Ride4Hope, in association with RBS Yamaha, and in conjunction with the KZN Motorcycle Federation (KZNMF).
It was a beautiful spring morning and bikers were treated to a hot cup of coffee at registration compliments of Wimpy and Torrador at the NPN Auto Centre in Pinetown.
En route to the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market, motorcycle and outdoor enthusiasts from across KZN donned their commemorative 2017 cloth badges and brightly coloured Sunflower TOPES. It was an inspirational sight as the biker convoy ascended Field’s Hill all in the name of a worthy cause.
Prize-giving was filled with excitement and revelry as bikers enjoyed brunch and craft beer, whilst several lucky winners walked away with fantastic prizes including a raffle hamper valued at R1 700. DJ Martin van Tonder and Jeff Pharo of the well-known band DV8 kept the crowd entertained. The trophy for the biggest club entry went to the Durban Harley Owners Group. PR and event specialist for The Sunflower Fund in Durban Allison Ekstrand shared a heartfelt speech on the good work of the organisation and thanked those in attendance.
Much-needed funds raised from the event will enable The Sunflower Fund to create awareness, and to educate and recruit more blood stem cell donors. The more donors on the registry the more hope of life patients diagnosed with leukaemia have of finding their 1:100 000 donor match.
The Sunflower Fund would like to thank RBS Yamaha, KZNMF, Moth Motorcycle Association, Durban Harley Owner’s Group, NPN Auto Centre Pinetown, Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market, Anna’s Glass Art, Embroider It @ Parklane, DJ Martin Vee, Jeff Pharo and all other associated sponsors and supporters.
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.
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