CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation in the Eastern Cape has received a massive financial boost following the recent Nelson Mandela Bay Herald Urban Run in Port Elizabeth with a cash donation of R126 460.76.
The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is a country wide voluntary organisation which brings together the parents of children who suffer from all varities of cancer or life threatening blood disorders.
“As a beneficiary of this event, we cannot express our gratitude enough to everyone that took part and was involved with the Urban Run,” said CHOC Eastern Cape Divisional Manager Debbie Kleinenberg, “not only did the event raise this incredible amount for CHOC but the media coverage and CHOC awareness that was created is immeasurable to our organisation.”
At a special presentation function held last week for CHOC, Urban Run event organiser Michael Zoetmulder of Zports announced and handed over the donation to Kleinenberg. “We are honoured to have established such a distinctive event which can make such a difference to so many people. Through the support of all the urban athlete’s, the Urban Run event has helped raise over R200,000 for the children’s organisations in the Metro this year.” added Zoetmulder.
The event also helped raise just over R60,000 for the Coega Door of Hope Children’s Home, R10,000 for the Scouts of Nelson Mandela Bay and just over R6,000 for local Rotary projects. The donation towards CHOC is being used to establishing a CHOC Lodge in Port Elizabeth to house children and families whilst they are undergoing treatments.
The Urban Run is an annual event hosted by the Mandela Bay Development Agency in Nelson Mandela Bay, given the fun and varied nature of this 10km urban obstacle course, is predicted to become one of the cities most popular events having experienced a 300% increase in entries in just it’s second year. The next edition of the event is scheduled for Sunday 15th September 2013.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2012/10/r126k-raised-for-choc/