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1000 km’s in aid of Cancer

Apr 11, 2017
1000 km’s in aid of Cancer

One courageous runner will brave all elements, and run 1000 kilometres over the course of 10 days, from Port Elizabeth to Durban in aid of Cancer.

Richard Geyer has dedicated himself to take on the challenge in support for those infected and affected by Cancer.

His motivation to adopt this project came to light after the unfortunate loss of his grandfather, Bob Petzer in 2014.

Petzer was previously diagnosed with bladder cancer, which was successfully removed after an operation. 

During January 2014, he underwent an emergency operation for an aneurysm which resulted in the amputation of both his legs.

Six months later Bob was once again diagnosed with cancer in the bladder.

Treatment was unfortunately not successful.

“Seeing my grandfather’s zest for life, his will to fight, and his continuous positive attitude through that trying time, encouraged me to run,” says Geyer.

‘I’ll be running in memory of him to raise funds for cancer, a disease so many others and their families endure.”

Hours of training on the road all comes into effect this year.

Geyer kicks off his first 100 kilometers on 26 May.

His journey concludes with the Comrades Marathon that starts in Durban and ends in Pietermaritzburg on 4 June.

All proceeds from this worthy cause will be donated towards CANSA Port Elizabeth.

Support the cause by following Richards journey.

Visit the Facebook page, Bob1000 or email [email protected].

Image: Richard Geyer.