Christiane (Chris) McEwen is raising funds for CANSA

I am proud and honoured to have been chosen to swim my first 8 Mile for CANSA. This challenge is particularly meaningful to me personally as I will be swimming in memory of my mom, Harriet, who lost her own battle with cancer when I was just 12 years old. Gone way to soon, but never forgotten, she will be my motivation and inspiration to keep going and dig deep, both mentally and physically, when the going gets tough.

One in four people are affected by cancer, so I will also be swimming this challenge for every friend who has experienced the pain of losing someone close to them to cancer or has seen loved ones affected.

Am I up for the challenge? You BET I am!! Will it be easy? NOPE. Will it be worth it? ABSOLUTELY!!

I will continue putting in the hard yards in the pool between now and February, and I would appreciate it if you could in your personal/company/family capacity support my efforts and help me reach my target of raising R10 000 for CANSA by pledging a donation. No amount is too small!

By supporting my challenge, YOU will be supporting the fight against cancer in South Africa! Help me help those affected by cancer...together we can make a difference, one mile at a time!

2 DAYS - 8 MILES - 12.8km - 12800m - 512 LENGTHS OF A 25m POOL - EVERY 75 MINUTES...LETS DO THIS!!

overall progress

raised R16 750,00 goal R10 000,00



Name Message Donation
Tessa Brogan Good Luck Chris. You can do this!! R200
Lauren Behind you all the way!! Swim Chris swim 🏊‍♀️♥️ R300
Dana and Kev Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!!! So awesome! Well done Chris!! R250
Hans Duncker Congratulation for being chosen to do the 8 mile club Midmar charity swim. Thank you for choosing CANSA as your charity in memory of your mom. I am proud, as your mom would have been, of you and will be behind and with you mile by mile Love Dad R2 500
CTC Worldwide Logistics R10 000
Gaby Boehnke Kiki just go for it. I will press thumbs for you. Donation is for remembering Harriet (sister in law) and my lovely friend Rosi who dies 31.12.2017. Love "your godmother" Gaby R750
Katrina & Wayne Best of luck Chris! That's a long swim! R400
Leigh Bohmke Fantastic Chris! Great cause. Very proud of you xxx R500
Mike, Nicola, Chloe and Liam Fantastic fundraising initiative....go Chris!! R400
Liz and Mac Good luck! R600
Luke & Jess go Nana go!!! R200
Mary Moir What a wonderful way to honour and remember your precious mum! Good luck and enjoy the challenge. R250
Kondia Reynolds Good luck my friend 👍🏻You can do it! R100
Thomas, Alec & jack The boys and I are behind you every step of the way...You've got this!! So proud of you. R300

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