I will be attempting to join the 8 Mile Club over the 9th and 10th of February 2019. The 8 Mile Club is a group of swimmers who race all 8 events over the course of the weekend in order to raise money for their respective charities. I am part of the Choc Foundation, it is the only organisation in South Africa which provides support for children with cancer and their families.
Not only does this give me the opportunity to reach a goal but having the opportunity to benefit those who need it. The sad reality is we live in a world where everyone knows someone, or of someone, whose life was (and still is) affected by this illness.
The reason this is an important foundation to me is that it helps an age group that has barely experienced life. By helping children Choc gives them a shot at living a life that's as close to normal as possible.