Home > News > Events 03 October 2013 Cycle to make a child smile The annual cyclethon to raise funds for the Hospice Wits and Smile Foundation will take place in Johannesburg on 5 October. 0 Shutterstock Related Foundation provides smiles for children The Kia cyclethon is to take place in Johannesburg on 5 October to raise funds to help children smile.All proceeds will go to the Hospice Wits and Smile Foundation.This year’s event will offer a unique physical challenge – The “Most Kilometre” challenge. The cyclist who cycles the most kilometres in an hour over the nine hours will win R5 000. There will be both a male and female category.In addition, Discovery Vitality members participating in this event will earn 500 Discovery Vitality points. Smile Foundation is a South African NGO that assists children with any type of facial conditions and to receive free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery within the country.The executive chairperson of the Smile Foundation, Marc Lubner, said: “Each year this event gets bigger and bigger and we get a chance to change the lives of even more children as it grows.“We encourage the public to sweat for a cause and make a child smile.”Hundreds of individuals diagnosed with terminal illness have been cared for by HospiceWits. The marketing manager of Hospice Wits, Joy Ruwodo said: “Our current objective is to double our patient numbers and the support of sponsors, donors and participants in the cyclethon goes a long way towards helping us to achieve this.”The cycleton will take place at the Piazza at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg from 07:00 to 16:00The cost of participation is R150 per bike per hour. Enter online at melrosearch.co.za/cyclethon NEXT ON HEALTH24X SEE: This surprising group is at risk of getting Listeriosis 22 minutes ago More: NewsEvents advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News SEE: This surprising group is at risk of getting Listeriosis Medical A quick guide to sinus-related congestion Fitness The genius ab exercise that all gymnasts use, but everyone else ignores News SEE: 6 body parts that can alert you to major health problems News Most SA claims are for this dread disease News Med stockout crisis cripples North West From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.