Being the centenary year of our loved Tata Nelson Mandela, I selected the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund for an opportunity to touch lives and honour Madiba’s legacy. I want use the Two Oceans “the world’s most beautiful marathon" to run for a greater cause by raising money for the NMCF. It’s not just about the money raised but also about uniting the country into a common goal of doing good for another person without expecting anything in return. As a society, we can forget our humanity to fellow humans - we need to breathe and stop for a second and remember that human life is priceless.
Personally for me there is no bigger motivation in life than getting up and running because it’s not meant to be possible for me to even walk to the bathroom. My doctor, Professor Machan Head of Neurology at Baragwaneth Hospital says its rare for someone with Septo-Optic Dysplasia to be able to enjoy life. My dream would one day is to see people with disabilities living to best the best of their abilities.
The Fund was established by Nelson R. Mandela in 1995 to address challenges faced by children and youth in South Africa. He donated a third of his salary to the establishment of the Fund for the five years of his presidency. As we celebrate the festive season, ‘the month of giving,’ we urge you to donate to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to assist us in achieving our goals. Your donation will help us celebrate Africa’s children, ‘our hope and inspiration’ Help us ensure that the legacy of Nelson Mandela lives on by making a donation to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. We thank you for your donation which will assist Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to strengthen families and communities and protect children.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, the 'world's most beautiful Marathon’ offers a challenging ultra-marathon, a popular half marathon, a trail run and fun runs that the whole family can enjoy. The race will take place on the 31 March 2018. The marathon offers a tough challenge against the backdrop of spectacular scenery and has become a national institution and a firm favourite with local, upcountry, and international athletes.