A change of venue for the finish of the annual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer has opened up space for more involvement by community organisations.
The annual Big Walk for cancer will end at the cricket grounds above the Boardwalk, instead of the Boardwalk festival grounds.
As a result of this for the first time charities from Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage will be able to raise funds at the finish grounds to raise funds for paediatric cancer and Diabetes testing.
For those wanting something sweet Cheshire Homes will have a stall fully geared up to serve fresh pancakes to the thousands of walkers expected on the day.
Funds raised will go towards purchasing batteries and parts for the wheelchairs, as well as a nurse bell system and consumables such as nappies.
There will also be other food and refreshment stalls owned by small business owners from Nelson Mandela Bay.
“What makes the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health so special is that it is a family event. This year we have made sure that the food stalls have something for everyone,” says Algoa FM managing director Alfie Jay.
Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is the main beneficiary of the 2019 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer.
Funds raised will go towards the purchase of a people carrier to transport patients to and from treatment centres in Port Elizabeth.
There is also a sporting theme to the five kilometre walk along the scenic Port Elizabeth beach-front.
A portion of the funds raised will go to purchasing sporting equipment for Heatherbank Pre and Primary School in Theescombe.
“We have never had so many charitable causes benefiting from the Big Walk for Cancer.
“Being part of the fun is a wonderful way for the whole family to spend a Saturday morning,” he says.
The Big Walk for Cancer will start at 08:00 from the Second Avenue Summerstrand entrance to The Sun Boardwalk on Saturday, October 26.
Participants will be able to pick up their numbers and pink T-shirts at registration on the 24th and 25th of October 2019.
There will be no late registration held on the day of the walk.
CANSA will be selling doeks, bags, wraps and arm sleeves at registration.
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