The Reach for Recovery breast cancer support group is raising funds for three East Londoners locals who will be participating at the Comrades Marathon next year. The fundraising event will be held at the Umnenga Lodge at Glen Eden on October 6.
The organisation consists of volunteers who are breast cancer cancer survivors.
“Reach for Recovery is an international organisation and can be found in almost every city in SA. The main purpose of the event is to raise funds for the organisation and to support the Three Cousins for Reach for Recovery Comrades 2019,” said Reach for Recovery member Leonie Harry.
The Three Cousins are Brenton de la Harpe, David Prinsloo and Russell Weare. They are the sons of three sisters who were affected by cancer at different stages in their lives. Two of the sisters succumbed to the disease, while the third is a breast cancer survivor and member of Reach for Recovery in East London.
“We would like to run the Comrades Marathon in 2019 in honour of our mothers and , as well as all those people who are affected by cancer. We are especially grateful for the work that Reach for Recovery does and have chosen to donate all funds raised to the East London branch,” of their organisation,” De la Harpe said.
Harry indicated that this was a huge initiative and funds would be used to supply the patients with literature and the appropriate prostheses for the general hospital patients.
On October 29, there will be a candlelit memorial service for those who lost the battle from against the disease.