Splashing some colour for a good cause
MORE than R30 000 was raised at a recent fund-raiser held as a benefit for the Cancer Day Nite initiative.
Organised by Colour Splash
Hair Design in conjunction with the North Coast Biking Federation, the Colour Splash Cancer Run was held at Stallions in Meerensee earlier this month.
It was a fun day out for the whole family where colour powder, hair shaving and braiding, as well as badges were sold to raise funds.
A total of R32 875 was raised. Of this amount, R18 808 was in cash, while the rest came in as pledges via EFT.
A portion of the funds raised will go towards Sister Sani’s fuel and medical equipment costs, without which she cannot carry out her job of testing and screening.
Cancer Day Nite’s ‘Boobieful’ project will be supported as this initiative provides breast prosthetics to women who have had mastectomies and cannot afford prosthetics.
ITA situated at the ZCBF grounds received support as they offer free accommodation to families of terminally ill patients.
An allocation will be made to fund toiletry packs to patients who cannot afford these basics.
Finally, a portion of the funds will go towards a tea day that Cancer Day Nite organises for those patients who cannot leave the oncology centre.
‘We are so grateful to everyone involved in this successful fundraiser,’ said Cancer Day Nite’s Cylvia Broodryk.
‘There are far too many sponsors to mention, but we certainly appreciate what every one of them did to help us help the terminally ill.’
Apart from the organisers and hosts, numerous sponsors worked behind the scenes to make the Colour Splash Cancer Run the success it was