On Wednesday 21 April 2010, six adventurers set off on jet skis and will travel over 2 800km’s of South African coastline in order to increase cancer awareness and raise funds for CANSA as part of the Coast2Coast4CANSA (C2C4C) campaign.
The pilots, Barry Lewin (SA Surfski paddler), Jason Ribbink (SA Surfing & Big Wave Rider), Lance Klusener (SA Cricketer), Daryll Cullinan (SA Cricketer), Mark Addison (Marine Conservationist & Shark Expert) and Russel Symcox (Dolphins Cricketer) began their journey in Ponto De Oura, Mozambique and will end at the Orange River on the West Coast border of Namibia.
During the journey, the crew will stop over in the major South African cities of Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, and make use of the opportunity to promote Cancer awareness.
On these particular stop over days, media interviews with local radio stations and regional or community newspapers will be facilitated through the media liaisons and, with the assistance of CANSA, educational visits to schools, hospitals, clinics and special care facilities will also be organised, all designed to promote awareness about Cancer and draw attention to the objectives of the C2C4C campaign.
For more information and to track the progress of the crew, both in the build-up and throughout the C2C4C campaign, log on to the official website at www.coast2coast4cansa.co.za or visit the CANSA website www.cansa.org.za to get the latest updates, news, pictures and videos. dates, news, pictures and videos. C2C4C can also be followed on Twitter and Facebook.
(Press release, April 2010)