Passionate about supporting a cause or looking to create awareness for your favourite NGO? Well join South African model Chad Meihuizen and award-winning executive chef Margot Janse in “running for a reason” at the Cape Town Marathon on Sunday 22 September 2013.
an ambassador for Alzheimer’s
SA, is part of a group of 5 runners who will run over 1 800km in an effort to
raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s South Africa. Starting in Pretoria on
September 13 the team will head for the southern tip of Africa, where they will finish their challenge by running the
Cape Town Marathon. Giving themselves just 10 days to complete the distance,
the team will run non-stop, relay-style distances across the country.
to do this challenge after losing his father to Alzheimer’s, Chad is making it
his mission to raise awareness of how the disease changes lives and of the work
being done by Alzheimer’s South Africa.
Chef Margot Janse and her running partner Saskia Blaisse are both new to the
marathon circuit and have been heading out on early winter mornings to train
for race day. The team, who have called themselves Virgin Orange, are motivated
by the needs of the Kusasa Project.
child cannot learn on an empty stomach. Children need
good education and proper nutrition; they go hand in hand” says Margot,
explaining why she supports the Franschhoek
based Kusasa Project.
the great need that exists within the area, the
Kusasa Project hands out 1000
breakfasts daily at Dalubuhle and Wes Eind Primary School. Virgin Orange aims to raise funds for Kusasa’s
much needed kitchen and storage equipment.
The public can support “running
for a reason” participants in the Cape Town Marathon by running with them, supporting en route or pledging to
run for their own cause. Enter online at www.capetownmarathon.com and tell us why you’ll be running on
Twitter (@CTMarathon) or via Facebook (Facebook.com/CTMarathon)
race information can be found on www.capetownmarathon.com. Contact the Race Office on
087 700 8264 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.