The Avon Justine South Africa team confirmed during a virtual media launch event on Wednesday ( June 23), the date and ticket pricing for the forthcoming iThemba Walkathon, which will again feature decentralised walks, encouraging participants to walk in small groups in their local neighbourhood across the country.
The announcement comes just a week after the country was moved back to level 3 lockdown, with discussions underway to possibility introduce further restrictions – specially for Gauteng as the third Covid-19 wave hits.
“The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is upon us, and we need to painstakingly heed the health and safety protocols aimed at curbing the further transmission of the virus,” said Mafahle Mareletse, MD of Avon Justine Turkey, Middle East & Africa.
“It is equally important that we should also keep the momentum in the fight against breast cancer by supporting frontline organisations and people infected and affected by breast cancer. This year we’re inviting all iThemba Walkers to walk with a purpose, to join the crusade against breast cancer, to give from the heart and take some time to walk with us and help us raise funds for a good cause.”
This will be the second time the iThemba Walkathon is held virtually after it was first introduced in April 2020, just a month after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.
The second edition will be held on Sunday, October 3 and participants from across the country are invited to register for the event to play their part in the worldwide crusade against breast cancer.
This means that registered participants can join the iThemba Walkathon wherever they are, as long as they comply with health and safety protocols.
Avon Justine staff and select influencers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Polokwane will also join the walk from the respective CANSA offices in the various regions.
Numbers for each of these regional walks will be kept in line with the current Covid-19 regulations. All the Walkathon activity from across the country will be shared on the official iThemba Walkathon social media platforms including, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
iThemba Walkathon; special early bird offer, where to register & everything you need to know
Registration entries for the walkathon are R180 for adults and R100 for children. iThemba Walkathon Walkers can register online at www.ithembawalkathon.co.za or in-store at select Sportsmans Warehouses.
The select stores include:
- Eastern Cape: Moffet Park, Gqeberha
- Freestate: Bloem Value Mart, Bloemfontein
- Gauteng: Fourways Mall, Fourways
- KwaZulu Natal: Cascades SC Pietermaritzburg, Pavilion Mall
- Limpopo: Thornhill SA, Polokwane
- Mpumalanga: Highveld mall, Nelspruit Crossing
- Northwest: Platinum Square and Matlosana Mall
- Northern Cape: Northern Cape Mall
- Western Cape: Tygervalley, Somerset Mall
All registration enquires can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling by 012 880 26 35 during weekday working hours, on Saturday from 10am to 4pm or on Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 1pm.
The closing date for online entries is September 25. In-store registrations close on September 15.
Early bird entries to this year’s virtual walkathon will receive a gift bag consisting of an iThemba Walkathon 2021 collector’s T-shirt, Avon and Justine products and an iThemba Walkathon 2021 collector’s buff.
Participants can choose to have the gift bag delivered to their homes at a cost of R80,50 or they can select to collect free of charge it at select Clicks stores.
The iThemba Walkathon is the largest breast cancer walkathon in the Avon world, consisting of over 50 countries that supports the fight against breast cancer by encouraging women to go for regular screenings to increase the chance for successful treatment.
Once again Avon will donate the proceeds generated from the walkathon to frontline NGOs working with breast cancer survivors such as; the Wings of Hope, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Journeysys, and Look Good… Feel Better (LGFB).
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