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The streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town will be bustling with excitement on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 (National Women’s Day) when thousands of runners and walkers dressed in pink toe the line at the annual Totalsports Women’s Race ready to “Run For Life” in support of PinkDrive.
A Non-Profit Company (NPC), PinkDrive is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa.
“We’re extremely grateful to be part of the Totalsports Women’s Race in 2017,” says Fébé Meyer, Marketing Manager of PinkDrive. “By being part of the event we are able to raise much needed funds for our organisation and are given the platform to educate people regarding the importance of early detection. The Totalsports Women’s Race creates an environment where people can celebrate life and womanhood. This event is one of my favourite activations on our calendar. The Johannesburg race takes place at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown. This definitely adds significance to the event and the fact that we are celebrating Women’s Day.”
According to Meagan Davids, Mammographer at PinkDrive Cape Town, the Totalsports Women’s Race gives PinkDrive the opportunity to reach men and women with the crucial message that ‘early detection saves lives’. “In addition to creating awareness around breast cancer, people get to share stories, motivate and encourage each other to test and be aware of any changes in their bodies,” continues Davids. “In 2016 a group of six women stood out for me. They participated in support of their mother and aunt, who they pushed in a wheelchair. They were all dressed in pink and made a lot of noise. This to me is camaraderie. With this event you can truly honour and remember those touched by the disease. You also get to see others doing all in their might to fight back!”
Jennifer Heunis, a breast cancer survivor from Rondebosch, will take on the 10km Totalsports Women’s Race with her niece. “I survived breast cancer twice,” says Heunis. “I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2000 and then again in 2003. I am no runner, but will be doing the 10km together with my niece, Bellamy. She was three when I was first diagnosed and she used to introduce me to her friends as ‘this is my aunty and she has cancer’. Bellamy has been an amazing pillar of support throughout the years. I am training hard so that I can keep up with her. Exercise is essential in dealing with cancer. It also helps you feel more positive. Breast cancer can be beaten, I am proof of that. Races like these are extremely important as the entry fee helps others in need. Give back ladies, help support others.”
PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Johannesburg and Cape Town offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations. Visit PinkDrive’s “Shop4Cancer”, show support and “Run For Life”.
Event Information: 2017 Totalsports Women’s Race
|Dates & Venues:||Wednesday, 09 August 2017||Johannesburg: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown|
|Cape Town: Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD|
|Entry Fee:||10km licensed runner||R120,00|
|10km unlicensed runner||R140.00 (temporary license included)|
Each entrant will receive a magnificent fitted Nike t-shirt, an exclusive finisher’s bracelet, on-route entertainment and an exhilarating live performance by a well-known South African artist.
Prize Purse: The 2017 Totalsports Women’s Race boasts an impressive combined prize purse of R123 600 for Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Enter online at www.totalsportswomensrace.com
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