Mon, 04 Oct 2021 / Published in AlgoaFM, LATEST NEWS

Running and walking clubs from around South Africa are vying with each other to submit the biggest entry for the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer 2021 five kilometre walk on Saturday, October 30.

“It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm with which clubs are taking on the Big Walk for Cancer challenge,” says Algoa FM marketing manager Lesley Geyer.

As a “thank you”, Algoa FM will be giving a Samsung Active 2 Smart Watch to one lucky club member.

“I would like to encourage all running clubs, far and wide, to enter this year’s Big Walk…. it’s a Walk that changes lives,” says Ella Ajayi, MTN manager regional marketing .

To qualify for the draw, simply state the name of your club on the online registration form.

Club members can either enter individually or as a group, which means that they can share the courier costs of the sought-after iconic pink Big Walk T-shirts and other merchandise, she says.

The annual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer is the biggest mass-participation charity event in the Eastern Cape.

This year the beneficiary is the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC).

More information is available on the Algoa FM website: www.algoafm.co.za

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 / Published in AlgoaFM, LATEST NEWS

The Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC), will be the primary beneficiary of the 2021 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer.

Participants throughout South Africa and from around the world will be able to take part in the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer on Saturday the 30th of October.

The CHOC Foundation is dedicated to providing assistance to children who are battling cancer, as well as their families.

Funds raised through the 2021 Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer will be apportioned towards a new transport vehicle for children and their caregivers in Buffalo City.

The vehicle will also be used to transport CHOC education teams around the Eastern Cape to inform the people of Algoa Country about the early warning signs of childhood cancer.

A portion of the funds raised will also support a sports organisation in the province, to be nominated by the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture – one of the sponsors of the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer.

“CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is thrilled to be the beneficiary of this wonderful event”, says Debbie Kleinenberg, CHOC’s Eastern Cape Regional Manager.

“Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of us and CHOC Eastern Cape has not escaped the turmoil of the situation.

“With the funds raised from the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer, CHOC will be in a position to support families whose children and teens have cancer, as well as create awareness of the Early Warning Signs of childhood cancer”, she says.

“It is every family’s worst nightmare to hear that their child has cancer and CHOC is there as support from diagnosis onwards. However, we need to create awareness and ensure early diagnosis, in order to improve the survival statistics”, says Kleinenberg.

“CHOC Eastern Cape has a similar footprint in the province to that of Algoa FM and we look forward to being part of this wonderful event and being able to continue making a difference in the lives of children and teens with cancer and their families”, she says

“The Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer will be a virtual event, observing all Covid 19 protocols as well as giving people from all over the world a chance to participate as we ‘celebrate every step’ with those who have been touched by the disease,” says Algoa FM Marketing Manager, Lesley Geyer.

In 2021 People signed up for the event from as far afield as Australia, England, Scotland and Dubai.

In South Africa, there were walkers in pink in the main centres of Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, East London and around 50 other towns and cities throughout the country.

The biggest support came from Nelson Mandela Bay, with walkers in 80 suburbs turning the metro pink.

“Thousands of people entered online for the virtual event and judging by the images that were shared, they turned neighbourhoods pink while walking in celebration of those affected by cancer,” says Geyer.

Sponsors of the 2021 Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer are: aQuellé, Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture, ISUZU Motors, MTN, and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Entries are open, you can register here.