South African Athletics

Pick n Pay Marathon sets new fundraising challenges for great cause

2016-02-10 11:16
Pick n Pay Marathon (Supplied)

Cape Town - It’s no secret that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among South African women; and creating awareness and education around early detection is key when it comes to saving lives.

PinkDrive, a public-benefit organisation that provides free breast cancer screening and education for women around the country, is dedicated to doing exactly this.

You too can do your bit this weekend, as a fundracer in the Pick n Pay Marathon taking place in Johannesburg on Sunday, February 14.

As a runner this year, you’re able to personalise your profile, set a fundraising target and tell the story behind your marathon or half-marathon ambitions.

Last year, together with their supporters, runners were able to raise a whopping R35 000 for PinkDrive; just imagine what we can achieve this year with 6 000 registered runners and the new fundracer platform in place!

It’s easy to create your fundracer profile: simply visit, sign up, pledge to support someone or donate directly.

Although registration to participate in the race is now closed, registered runners are encouraged to create their profiles and motivate their supporters to donate.

If you’re not running, you can still support PinkDrive by making a donation or supporting a friend or family member who’s taking part on the day.

Our very own Proteas will also add their voice to this incredibly worthy cause on Friday.

They’ll be proud in pink at Wanderers when they face England in the fourth Momentum ODI.

Fans will also be encouraged to wear pink instead of the traditional green and gold to show their support for PinkDrive.

Pick n Pay Marathon (Supplied)

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