Two finalists from The Voice South Africa will be entertaining participants at the end of the annual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health, which takes place this Saturday (26 October 2019).
Conditions for walking and celebrating every step afterwards will be perfect – the prediction is slightly overcast skies, with a light breeze and a maximum of 20.
Tamlynne Vorster, Algoa FM’s Marketing specialist says “this year’s walk will be a celebration more than anything. We will be celebrating every step walked by the people who have been affected by the disease”.
Over 12 000 people have already entered for the walk, with thousands more expected to sign up during the two days of registration at The Boardwalk on Thursday and Friday.
Petro de Villiers, The Voice SA 2019 and Idols finalist in 2003, will be performing at the finish. She says a number of her close relatives have been affected by cancer and she’s always looking forward to contributing through her music at such events.
“Music is my life,” she adds, “it’s an international language which everybody can understand. When words fail, music speaks”.
Port Elizabeth’s Eon Le Roux, one of the Top 5 finalists of the Voice SA 2019 will also be entertaining participants at the finish.
Algoa FM’s Kaycee Rossouw will be showing off his talents as a DJ.
In 2018 funds raised at the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer went towards purchasing a mole analyser for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Care Centre in the Eastern Cape.
Over the past six months around one in every 20 people tested in the Eastern Cape was referred for further assessment and treatment, according to Gavin Kester, CANSA’s divisional manager for the Eastern Cape.
Funds raised at this year’s Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer will help purchase a vehicle for CANSA to transport patients to and from treatment in Port Elizabeth.
The walk starts at 08h00 on Saturday. Registration will be taking place on Thursday, 24 October and Friday, 25 October between 13h00 and 19h00 at The Boardwalk.
Online entries have closed, but walkers can still enter at the registration tables.
No late registrations will be accepted on Saturday.
Online entry fee for the 5km walk is R65. Manual entries cost R70.
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