The Cows, which are an official fundraising arm of the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, have announced the inaugural Spartan Baby Badass Ultra (SBBU) fundraising event, to be held on 1 April 2022 at the Italian Club in Bedfordview, where runners will be running 100kms in 24 hours. All money raised will go to CHOC.
This is a 100km self-supported running race whereby runners need to run 4.167km every hour, on the hour, for 24 hours. As part of the Cows’ fundraising for CHOC, the SBBU runners aim to raise R100,000 and are inviting the community to further donate to this cause here. The ‘Cows’ are taking on this challenge to help support all the little superheroes fighting cancer.
The Cows are all about fundraising, and their main ways of doing this is through various sporting events. Unfortunately due to Covid, most of their events were cancelled, leaving them to come up with new and creative ways to raise funds. They have been overwhelmed by the support even in these tough times, however, they need donors to help them in their efforts to continue supporting CHOC and all that they do for childhood cancer.
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is the only organisation that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. In developed countries, childhood cancer has largely become curable, with the overall survival rate reaching between 70% and 80% or higher, whilst in South Africa the rate is closer to 50%.
CHOC aims to ensure that more children in South Africa are cured and that the survival rate goes up. For close on four decades, their holistic approach has evolved to ensure children are diagnosed early, can access paediatric oncologist care, and are supported throughout the lengthy treatment phase, which can last up to three years. CHOC also promotes early detection and plays a leading advocacy role. Without CHOC, many children, particularly those from low-income households living far from treatment centres, would not adhere to the necessary but arduous treatment path.
Donations can be made here to support this worthy cause.