Outreach - 11/01/2016
On 29 October 2016 we held our annual Soapbox Derby. It was a scorching day, but we took on the weather for a good cause.
All funds that were raised were allocated to the Sunflower Fund.
The Sunflower Fund is a South African non-profit organisation dedicated to creating awareness, educating the public and facilitating the registration process for people to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).
Increasing the number of donors listed on the national database offers hope to hundreds of South Africans with blood diseases such as leukaemia who have reached the point where their only chance of survival is a stem cell transplant. A larger Registry significantly improves patients’ prospects of finding matching stem cell donors in order to undergo life-saving stem cell transplants.
Each class was represented by a different colour bandana. We raised around the track hoping to log the most rounds!
Our parents joined in the fun. We loved every second of it, and can’t wait for next year!