StepUp500 is an exciting event taking place at 11am on the 20th April at the South East Arch of Moses Mabhida Stadium. This will be a fun, family focused morning with some of SA’s greatest Sporting Legends who will be climbing the 500 steps to raise money.
Local para-athlete Tyrone Pillay, who was born with an abnormality of the left foot and has been using a prosthetic foot for the past 30 year, is climbing the 500 steps of Moses Mabhida Stadium to raise funds for two worthy causes. Pillay aims to raise R500 000 – (R1000 per step) – with his ‘Step Up 500’ event in aid of the CANSA Fund and the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund. He has challenged other athletes to do the same and we have some great swimming, rugby and cricketing legends climbing the stairs with Pillay.
The CANSA Mkhuhla Care Home in Durban treats around 500 patients a year and is one of the top cancer care facilities in the country.
“Jumping Kids” was launched in 2009 to address the needs of young South Africans with amputations who do not have access to adequate prosthetics. Its vision is to allow kids to be kids – to play, run, climb and jump just like any other kid.
The Fund supplies walking- as well as running prosthetics- to young lower extremity amputees and has assisted over 40 children since its inception.
Pillay would like to give children the same opportunity he was given in life by raising money for the Jumping Kids Fund to help less fortunate children who are in need of prosthetics
2 lucky children will literally be taking their first steps at Moses Mabhida stadium and walking away with new prosthetic limbs as Johan from Jumping Kids will be creating these prosthetics on site and fitting them onto the children.
How can you help?
Donations: Gill on 079 528 4665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 April 2013 | News