SHOW your flower power by participating in the Pick n Pay 5km fun run and walk in support of the Sunflower Fund on Sunday, 16 September at 9.30am.
Entry costs R60 and includes a 2018 Sunflower Day Tope (Tube of Hope).
The Sunflower Fund in KZN will hold a mobile donor drive and it appeals to the public to register as a stem cell donor at the event and give the hope of life to affected patients. Donors have to be between the ages of 18 and 45, weigh over 50kgs with a BMI of 40 and less, lead a healthy lifestyle and be willing to help any patient in need.
The run/walk starts at the amphitheatre in front of Suncoast and runs along the boardwalk to the Durban Spa Vacation Resort and back. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Registration takes place at Pick n Pay customer service desks at Cornubia, Durban North Hyper, La Lucia, Pavilion and Umhlanga Crescent on Saturday, 8 and 15 September between 10am to 5pm and at the Suncoast amphitheatre on Saturday, 15 September from 1pm to 3pm and the Suncoast sundeck on Sunday, 16 September from 7.30am to 9am. For online registrations visit www.webtickets.co.za.
Prize-giving will take place directly after the race and several substantial lucky draw prizes will be awarded. People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate as all money raised will enable the Sunflower Fund to create awareness and education about blood stem cell donation, recruit more blood stem cell donors, grow the patient support fund and maintain a registry of committed donors. This in turn means greater hope of life for patients who are diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases and who are in need of a blood stem cell transplant from a matching, unrelated donor.
The Sunflower Fund thanks Pick n Pay, Suncoast and Round Table Natal North Coast for making the event possible and for their continued support.