The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Hon. Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in support of the PinkDrive, invites the media to visit the PinkDrive stand at the Comrades Marathon Expo, which will be taking place on the 28 – 30 May 2015.
The Expo is part of the ‘Ultimate Human Race’ Comrades Marathon which will starts at the Durban City Hall and will end in Pietermaritzburg on 31st of May 2015. PinkDrive will have official water point activation on route at Polly Shortts.
PinkDrive is one of the six official charities of the Amabeadibeadi Charity Drive. At this event, athletes have the opportunity and choice to “Race4Charity” and in doing so, raising much needed funds for the charities. This year PinkDrive has a total of 122 runners of which 91 runners are in the “Race4Charity” batch.
These athletes have raised R5 000.00 or more to fight breast cancer. To date, R998,599.50 has been raised for PinkDrive with Carel Nolte top donor in the “Race4Charity” campaign standing on R130 370.00.
The Deputy Minister will show her support to the cause by joining the PinkDrive team on the PinkDrive stand, during the Comrades Expo. Deputy Minister says “Social development needs to become everybody’s business if we are to succeed in our collective goal of improving the lives of individuals, families and communities. It therefore requires that every citizen and resident of South Africa, gets behind PinkDrive in order to keep women and men alive by fighting cancer.”
Recently the Comrades Marathon Race Directors announced that PinkDrive will be part of the Amabeadibeadi Charities for the next three years.
Noelene Kotschan, CEO and Founder of PinkDrive expresses her excitement about Comrades by saying that PinkDrive is honoured to be part of this iconic race, especially this year. “PinkDrive is ecstatic and privileged to be part of the 90th Comrades Marathon this year. We are thankful all athletes who raise awareness and funds for our worthy cause. You are helping PinkDrive to ‘outpace’ cancer” said Kotschan.
You are invited to visit the PinkDrive stand at the Comrades Expo for your FREE clinical breast Examination. PinkDrive will also offer FREE PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for the first 50 men visiting their stand from 28-30 May 2015, courtesy of The Bidvest Group.
The Deputy Minister will be at the PinkDrive Comrades Expo as follows:
Date: Saturday, 30 May 2015
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, Walnut Road, Durban.
Even if you are not running the Comrades Marathon, you can still help us ‘OUTPACE’ cancer by donating R20.00 to PinkDrive, via our sms line. It is as easy as sending “PINKDRIVE” to 40158. In doing so, you will automatically be entered into the draw to stand a chance of winning a trip for two, including: return flights on Mango Airlines, Protea Hotel Accommodation and Car Hire courtesy of Bidvest Car Rentals. (T’s & C’s apply).
The money raised from this campaign will not only be used to keep PinkDrive’s current mobile mammography and educational units on the road, but also to build more mobile units.
Make sure that you are part of it. “Bamba Iqhaza”
Media RSVP’s and Media inquiries may be directed to:
Cell: 083 985 9091
Cell: 078 800 7736
SOURCE: South African Official News