An empty ward on the third floor of the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth will soon be the home of a modern Paediatric Oncology Ward, thanks to the generosity of the nine thousand people who took part in the 2014 Algoa FM Boardwalk Big Walk for Cancer.
Algoa FM and Sun Boardwalk presented Igazi Foundation with a cheque to the value of R315 000.00 at Provincial Hospital on Wednesday, 3 December.
The ceremony was hosted on the third floor of Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth, which will be the new home to the Eastern Cape Paediatric Oncology Ward from February 2015.
The event, which was held for the sixteenth time in October 2014, has set the benchmark for mass participation events in the region.
A record of approximately nine thousand people took part in the event on Saturday 25 October, raising a record amount.
“The walk has exceeded the expectations of both the organisers and the walkers. It truly delivered on its promise of a quality entertainment and lifestyle experience”, says Managing Director of Algoa FM, Dave Tiltmann.
“It was an honour for us to be part of this amazing event and to make a real difference in the lives of all children affected by cancer in the Eastern Cape,” says General Manager of Sun Boardwalk, Brett Hoppé. Most importantly, we know the funds raised will be used effectively”.
“Algoa FM and Sun Boardwalk will purchase the equipment and other additional requirements to have the 25-bed ward ready and set-up at Provincial Hospital by 2015”, says Tiltmann.
“Thanks to everyone who participated in the walk, to Algoa FM for continually being a champion and voice for cancer-issues in our province and Sun Boardwalk for their support,” says Dr Neil Littleton, founding member of the Igazi Foundation.
It was also announced today at the official cheque handover that Igazi Foundation will also serve as the beneficiary to Algoa FM’s 2015 Big Walk for Cancer.
Author: Jennilee Peremore
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