The Discovery Algoa FM Big Walk took place on Saturday, with over 8 000 people taking part in the charity walk, despite the stormy weather.
“The PE community continue to astonish us every year. For the past three years that we have partnered on this walk, it has rained, almost flooded in PE, but every year people pitch to walk in memory or in support of people affected by cancer. It is an awe-inspiring sight and Discovery is proud to partner with an event that is clearly very close to the hearts of the Port Elizabeth community, an event that not only supports the community in need but also promotes healthy living”, says Head of Sponsorships, Jody Foster.
Toinette Koumpan, marketing manager of Algoa FM, said the day was particularly difficult for staff at the station due to the death of “dear friend and colleague”, Viv Bozack on Tuesday. “We walked in memory and in celebration of him, because that is what he would have wanted us to do; to celebrate life and I think this is what this walk is all about, celebrating life.”
All funds raised with today’s event will benefit the PE branch of CHOC (Children’s Haemotology Oncology Clinics)