Guy Hankinson from the Round Table Natal North Coast, The Sunflower Fund's Allison Ekstrand and Elisha Parbhoodeen from Pick n Pay are gearing up for the Annual Pick n Pay 5km Fun Run / Walk in support of The Sunflower Fund taking place on Sunday, 16th September commencing at 9.30am. The entry fee is R60 and includes a 2018 Sunflower Day Tope (Tube of Hope). The Sunflower Fund in KZN is also appealing to the public to further register as a stem cell donor at the event.
The run/walk starts at the Amphitheatre in front of SUNCOAST and runs along the boardwalk to the Durban Spa Vacation Resort and back. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Prize-giving will take place directly after the race and several substantial lucky draw prizes will be awarded. People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate as all money raised will enable The Sunflower Fund to create awareness and education about blood stem cell donation, recruit more blood stem cell donors, grow the patient support fund and maintain a registry of committed donors. This in turn means greater hope of life for patients who are diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases and who are in need of a blood stem cell transplant from a matching unrelated donor.