NATIONAL NEWS - The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is being felt in so many ways across society with many people desperate for life to return to a sense of normality.
The NGO sector is particularly impacted as many organisations have had to cancel a number of fundraising events due to social distancing requirements.
Steps4Hope supports patients with blood cancer and other blood disorders.
The Sunflower Fund is calling on your support to join the Steps4Hope challenge to help it raise funds. The Sunflower Fund is a donor recruitment centre and stem cell registry. It assists patients with blood cancers such as leukaemia and other blood disorders, who are in need of a lifesaving blood stem cell (bone marrow) transplant, by growing and maintaining an ethnically diverse registry of donors committed to helping anyone in need of a transplant.
You can make a difference from the comfort of your home by joining the Steps4Hope challenge. One of The Sunflower Fund's most successful fundraising events is the Everest Challenge, which was initiated by a transplant survivor, who subsequently summited Everest and continues to be a great supporter of the cause. Steps4Hope is modelled from the idea of The Everest Challenge, which aims to replicate the distance from the base to the summit by climbing stairs in a team relay totalling 8 848 m. The Sunflower Fund is bringing the challenge to your home. It is much easier than climbing Everest, but fun all the same.
Get the family involved and get moving. You need to complete roughly 12 000 steps to cover the distance.
How to get involved:
- Visit www.givengain.com/c/sunflowerfund and sign up as a fundraiser to show your support and involvement.
- Share the link with your friends and family and get them to support The Sunflower Fund for every step you complete towards the challenge.
- Share photos and videos of your/your family's efforts as you tackle your 12 000 steps and add obstacles to make it more challenging for yourself.
- Post your videos on Social Media, tag @SunflowerFund and use #Steps4Hope in your post.
It costs The Sunflower Fund R3 100 per donor that they recruit. All funds raised will go towards subsiding these costs as well as to grow the patient support fund, through which The Sunflower Fund assists patients with the cost associated with the transplant.
For more information about becoming a donor or how to support the fund financially, visit www.sunflowerfund.org, WhatsApp 074 715 0212 or call 0800 12 10 82.
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