The 14th Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon
The 14th Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon was held at Marks Park in Johannesburg on Sunday, 20 October 2019 with 20 000 participants in attendance. Aimed at breast cancer awareness, the event was attended by numerous celebrities including legendary actress Lillian Dube, former Bafana Bafana shotstopper, Brian Baloyi, comedians Skhumba Hlophe and Jason Goliath as well as Neo and Kaya FM presenter Kgomotso Matsunyane.
As media partner, the woman&home team all gathered together for the fun walk!
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Walking for a cause
Walkers could choose between a 8km and 5km walk along the scenic suburb of Emmerentia. Upon completion participants were treated to an exciting line-up of performers which included multi-award winning artist, Berita, artist of the moment Ami Faku, Brenda Mtambo, Nkanyezi, Ma Nala Zoze, Nkhanyezi Khubekha and 2015 idols winner, Karabo Mogane.
Our four-legged friends were also welcome! Dogs in attendance were catered for by Dogs Meow, Avon Justine’s NGO partners were also exhibited at the event with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) having two mobile units to help participants understand their risk of breast cancer.
People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), Lawyers against Abuse, Wings of Hope and Look Good…Feel Better, were all there to assist cancer patients and to provide important information about breast cancer to other participants.
Participants could also donate blood through the South African National Blood Services (SANBS).
Since its inception in 2001, Avon Justine’s iThemba Crusade of Hope has donated almost R24 million to various NGO partners with the aim of fulfilling its breast cancer promise to ensure that no woman in the country is left in the dark about breast cancer.