Sons run for cancer support

RUN FOR CANCER: The faces of, from left, Rosalie Weare, Leonie Harry and Lorraine Schonknecht whose sons, Russell Weare, David Prinsloo and Brenton de la Harpe – the ‘Three Cousins’ – will run for those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer in the 2019 Comrades Marathon and to raise funds for a cancer support group. Donations via https://www.givengain.com/activist/208142/projects/16198/donations or by visiting their website, www.threecousins.co.za Picture: SUPPLIED

The “Three Cousins” – Brenton de la Harpe, David Prinsloo and Russell Weare – are on a mission to raise R1m for East London-based cancer support group Reach for Recovery (R4R).

The trio know what it’s like to have cancer affect family as their mothers have all been diagnosed with it. Prinsloo and De La Harpe’s mothers have sadly succumbed to the disease.

“Together we are aiming to raise this sum by running the 90km Comrades Marathon on June 9 from Durban to Pietermaritzburg,” committee member Maureen Smith said.

Smith said 2% of their target had been raised so far.

“With less than six two months to go to Comrades 2019, any contribution, no matter how big or small, will go a long way to rectifying our current short fall,” Smith said.

R4R is affiliated to the international body bearing the same name and aims to help women with breast cancer.

The non-profit organisation was started in 1972 by Theresa Lasser, who had a mastectomy and realised that other women who had been through similar circumstances, would need assistance.

Weare is an Old Selbornian who has competed in a number of half marathon runs. completed two Comrades Marathons and also competed in water polo tournaments.

His mother, Rosalie, is an active member of the R4R East London branch.

The “Three Cousins” will compete in the Two Oceans Marathon on April 20 in Cape Town.

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