iThemba Walkathon is gearing up for its biggest showdown yet this Sunday (October 3) since going virtual amid Covid-19 with more celebrities in the form of Idols SA’s Unathi Nkayi (pictured above), radio presenter Thabo ‘T Bo’ Mokwele, singer Mablerh and TV personalities Abigail Visagie, Nicole Bessick and Nina Hastie joining forces with the legendary actress and breast cancer survivor, Lilian Dube, as 2021 crusaders for the cancer awareness movement, the largest among Avon’s 50 plus participating chapters worldwide.
Coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, this time around, Avon Justine South Africa has put together four regional mini-events in Johannesburg, Durban, Phalaborwa and Cape Town respectively where brand NGO partners, media and ambassadors will join forces to continue the crusade.
Other known face who are once again lending their support include Kay Sibiya and Judie Kama, Semone Skosana, Putco Mafani, Thandy Matlaila, Cedric Fourie, Lebo Motsoeli, Mbali Maphumulo, Lady X, Boitumelo Rametsi, Simphiwe Dludlu, Cedric Fourie and Candy Tsa Mandebele Mokwena.
Some of SA much-loved entertainers confirmed at the regional events include:
GoodHope Power Team, Ithemba Walkathon ambassador Carissa, Cupido, DJ Jules and TwinzSpin DJs.
DJ Happygal, Nontu R and Lotus FM’s Shaastra Nagesar.
Capricorn FM’s Hlekani Shikwambana and DJ HTee Johannesburg Kaya Power Team, Unathi Nkayi, MaBlerh, Ed Soul and T Bose.
Kaya Power Team, Unathi Nkayi, MaBlerh, Ed Soul and T Bose.
About Avon iThemba Walkathon
The 16th edition of iThemba Walkathon will be held virtually for the second year in a row in compliance with COVID-19 regulations, supports efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer and to amplify the importance of early detection through regular self-examination and yearly mammograms to increase early detection and survival rate.
As part of Avon’s continued efforts to fight against breast cancer, a silent pandemic that infects 1 in 25 women in South Africa during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Registry, the company has in 2021, already pledged R800 000 to support the work of non-governmental organisations namely the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Journeysys, Wings of Hope and Look Good Feel Better proportionate to their requirements.
These funds have been generated from the iThemba Walkathon ticket sales and paraphernalia, which includes iThemba pin, iThemba bandana, iThemba visor and iThemba body lotion.
For more information on this event, visit https://my.avon.co.za/ithemba-walkathon.
*For heads-up on life changing acts of kindness from corporate South Africa, make sure to visit our Empower SA page regularly!