By Pulse Communications
Cancer, a global endemic that has affected one in four South Africans  through family, friends, colleagues, or self, has seen over 50,000 cancer-related deaths  reported in South Africa in the past decade.
In the fight against this pressing issue, Algoa FM's Big Walk For Cancer stands as a hallmark event, having celebrated its 25th year on October 28th in Gqeberha and experienced significant year-on-year growth, raising vital funds and making a profound impact on the community.
The Courier Guy proudly supports this noble cause and the organisations dedicated to combating cancer. New Business Development Manager for Gqberha, Shaunre Halgreen, expressed her admiration for the work done by the Big Walk for Cancer, saying, "We think the work Algoa FM’s Big Walk for Cancer does in highlighting and raising funds for those who need assistance is an extremely admirable one. Organisations that directly support the communities we’re involved in do such a superb job and deserve our unwavering support."
When the Algoa FM Big Walk For Cancer first began, it drew no more than 500 participants. Fast forward to this year, and close to 12 000 participants registered for the event, held across Gqeberha, East London, and George.
“Our involvement in the Algoa FM Big Walk For Cancer goes beyond sponsorship. The walk is not just about walking; it's about making a tangible difference in the fight against cancer,” adds Halgreen.
Over the years the funds raised have supported crucial initiatives, including medical equipment, facility upgrades, vehicle purchases, solar panel installations, office equipment, electronic devices, and more. “As the Algoa FM Big Walk For Cancer is hosted across multiple cities and virtual platforms, sponsors like The Courier Guy play a pivotal role in extending our reach and impact, furthering the mission to combat cancer,” says Lesley Geyer, Algoa FM Marketing Manager.
This year's walk was especially significant, as it supports children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. By raising awareness of childhood cancer, the event promoted early detection and effective treatment, making a substantial difference in the lives of young patients and their families across South Africa.
“The Algoa FM Big Walk For Cancer has come a long way in the past 25 years, thanks to the incredible support of our community and sponsors. We are committed to making a lasting impact in the fight against cancer and are grateful for the opportunity to continue this journey together,” concludes Alfie Jay, Managing Director at Algoa FM.
For more information about Algoa FM’s Big Walk For Cancer, and to see how you can get involved, visit: https://www.algoafm.co.za/algoafm-big-walk-for-cancer-2023