Charities benefit from FNB CITYRUN

09 Jul 2018

The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN continues to enjoy tremendous runner support for the event’s three charities with a whopping combined total of R86 640 raised (after the 2017 event) for the Reach For A Dream Foundation (R23 695), the Johannesburg SPCA (R50 780) and the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (R12 165).

“Raising R86 640 for three worthy causes is no small feat,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “We are thankful to each and every runner for choosing to support either or all three our event charities.  The donations will go a long way in ensuring the continuation of their selfless work.  We are inspired now, more than ever, to ensure that our 2018 event surpasses previous experiences on National Heritage Day (Monday, 24 September 2018).  Runners are invited to #RunJoburgYourWay.”

The Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD) was established in 1988 and believes in the power of dreams.  RFAD encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses. 

“It means a great deal to the Foundation and its children to be associated with such a prestigious event,” says Chloe Mpinga, Business Development Manager at RFAD.  “We believe in the power of hope and what it can do in a person’s life.  The donation received in 2017 will enable the Foundation to realize the dreams of at least 5 children who are suffering from a life-threating illness.  There is no dream too big or too small.  We will work tirelessly to ensure that we can make each dream a reality.  RFAD will definitely be visible at the 2018 event.  This year we would like our activation to be more interactive and fun to get people excited about donating towards RFAD.  We will also be on the start line, joining in on the fun.  Our dream children are eternally grateful for the continued support.”