The Joburg SPAR Women’s Challenge takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness month which is an important time of year for our race beneficiary, Reach for Recovery. Their work in the community supporting women afflicted with breast cancer is remarkable and we are proud to be able to contribute to their success as an NGO through donations made from the race proceeds.

Reach for Recovery provides much needed support to those who have been affected by breast cancer. Their volunteers consist of women who have already walked this difficult path and are now helping others along the way. They offer pre- and post-operative guidance and counselling and are there to listen, answer questions and provide non-medical and practical advice. They provide a comfort kit to patients consisting of literature, a sponge, a soft underarm pillow and a bag for the drain. Most important is the provision of a soft temporary prosthesis for women who have lost a whole breast and not undergone immediate reconstructive surgery. Reach for Recovery also helps to promote breast cancer awareness through regular talks.

For more information, visit www.reach4recovery.org.za.

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During the 2015 SPAR Women’s Challenge, Caxton staff noticed that many children from disadvantaged schools in Johannesburg took part in the SPAR Women’s Challenge race, barefoot. This year, Caxton is running a special charity drive for the 2019 SPAR Women’s Challenge – to put shoes on feet – so that the shoes can be used not just to run the race but to keep cold winter chills away from feet as well.

Those participating in the Spar Women’s Challenge can drop off their old shoes when they collect their race numbers at the Marks Park Sports Club.