Running for a cause


Participants of the Dischem Half Marathon will run for two worthy causes, the Namaqua Dog and Donkey Foundation and the Lambano Sanctuary, when they take to the streets on Sunday 17 January 2016.

The Namaqua Dog and Donkey Foundation is a registered, non-profit organisation which focuses on the treatment of domestic dogs and cats in the informal settlements of Barcelona, Danville, Putfontein and Angelo on the East Rand.

Thanks to the donations made by the Dischem Half Marathon runners and the Dischem Foundation, animals are vaccinated and de-wormed, sprayed, neutered and provided with any other treatment they might need. Find out more about this worthy cause here.

Founded in 2001, the Lambano Sanctuary is a fully-registered residential care and support facility. The organisation’s mission is to accept and to care for children who have been abandoned or orphaned, particularly those infected by HIV/Aids.

The organisation was established in response to the lack of facilities caring for HIV/Aids infected children at the time of its founding. To find out more and to see how you could possibly assist, click here.

In fact, thanks to the Dischem Foundation, any money donated to these two charities via the Dischem Half Marathon entry system will be doubled.

And this Dischem Half Marathon charity drive is an on-going process, with about R400 000 raised for the various charities decided on by the sponsor Dischem Pharmacies and the Bedfordview Country Club Athletics organising committee over the last five years or so.

Unfortunately entries for the Dischem Half Marathon are now closed, but you can find out more about this event here or read more articles here.