For three years now, King William’s Town’s Mike Webb, also known as the Pink Fairy, has been running an annual Candles for Cancer fun run in order to assist people battling cancer.
This year’s run takes place at the King William’s Town Golf Club on Friday October 26 under the theme “Superheroes, Cartoon Characters and Halloween”.
Last year it attracted 150 participants and a number of local businesses. A whopping R15,000 was raised and Webb is calling for his community’s support once again.
Webb, who has run the Comrades 20 consecutive times to raise funds for the King William’s Town SPCA, is doing his bit to help those battling with cancer.
“My father in-law passed away a few years ago after a very brief fight with cancer and I know of a lot of friends and family who have been affected. If I can help make someone’s journey a little easier then my job is done,” he said.
The Pink Fairy promises a magical evening of music, entertainment and lots of fun.
“We will have lumo sticks, face painting, awesome prizes up for grabs and sausage rolls for sale.”
All proceeds will go to Barion Thompson of Breidbach who has lymphomatic cancer.
“The aim is to make things a bit easier financially for a person living with cancer, even if it is only for a short while. Barion is a young man and deserves a fighting chance,” Webb said.
“This event is made extra special by the tremendous support of Barbra de Man who does extensive volunteer work among cancer survivors in our community and she suggested Barion as the recipient,” Webb said.
Entry is only R50 per person and entry forms are available at Eastern Cape Motors and Sutton Spar.