Isuzu Motors South Africa has been a proud sponsor of the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer for the past four years. The walk for cancer yearly attracts thousands of people across South Africa.
We are excited to once again be one of the event's main sponsors, and our employees will once again come out in numbers to support this initiative. "The Big Walk creates an event in which we as Isuzu employees are able to practice our company values of trust, excellence, action, and motivation," said Mandlakazi Sigcawu, Corporate and Public Affairs Executive.
This year the primary beneficiary of the 2021 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer is the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC). The CHOC Foundation is dedicated to providing assistance to children who are battling cancer, as well as their families.
Funds raised through the 2021 Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer will be apportioned towards a new transport vehicle for children and their caregivers in Buffalo City.
“CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is thrilled to be the beneficiary of this wonderful event”, says Debbie Kleinenberg, CHOC’s Eastern Cape Regional Manager.
The Big Walk will be a virtual event to ensure that we all observe COVID-19 protocols. Leseley Geyer, Algoa FM Marketing Manager says, “Walking virtually in your own neighbourhood is an opportunity to give people from all over the world a chance to participate as we ‘celebrate every step’ with those who have been touched by the disease. In 2021, people signed up for the event from as far afield as Australia, England, Scotland, and Dubai.”
According to Algoa FM, last year in South Africa, there were walkers in the main centres of Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, East London, and around 50 other towns and cities throughout the country.
Nelson Mandela Bay remains the biggest supporter with walkers in 80 suburbs turning the metro pink.