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Bulls back Joost's foundation

2013-08-21 17:00
Joost van der Westhuizen (File)
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See pics as former Bok team-mates and fellow MND sufferers Joost van der Westhuizen and Tinus Linee spend the day together.

Pretoria - The Blue Bulls Company have confirmed their full support of the J9 Foundation - a support group and charity established in honour of former Bulls scrumhalf, Joost van der Westhuizen.

With the foundations goal being to create awareness of the terminal disease known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND), the Blue Bulls Company believes that assistance can be provided through various initiatives such as using the players for Foundation exposure, stadium usage, advertising space, and providing for and participating in silent auctions.

One of the Foundations focus area’s is to initiate programmes and affiliations with major brand leaders, which is why Foundation founder Joost van der Westhuizen looks forward to the new partnership formed.

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“Life is about creating memories and I have created some of my best memories in a Blue Bulls jersey.  It is an honour for me to create more memories with the Bulls, but this time around making a huge difference in the lives of MND patient’s together.” 

CEO of the Blue Bulls Company Barend van Graan elaborated on the BBC’s support.

“Joost was an asset to our team and it’s only fair that we support both him and all those in need with this disease. We look forward to supporting a well-run organisation that assists in ensuring that MND patients are correctly diagnosed, receive the best possible care and achieve the highest quality of life.”

The BBC welcomed the J9 Foundation to their family and look forward to making a difference going forward.
 

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