The “Walking with Brandon” Walkathon is back on,
and is scheduled to take place this Sunday, 29 June 2014, 9am – 12pm.
The walk, approximately 4kms, will start on the grass area before the Pavilion Parking lot, and continues to Hellenic Soccer Club.
Registration will take place at the venue.
We call on all our fraternity members and friends to support this good cause,
if not through the Walkathon, alternatively via donating to the Trust Fund.
Your support would be much appreciated by all.
The South African Gymnastics Federation asks for your support in assisting Cape Town gymnast, Brandon Beack, who will be hosting a Walkathon in aid of raising funds to attain an EKSO Bionics Walking Suit from the UK.
Brandon was a talented young South African gymnast who had dreams of representing South Africa at the Olympic Games one day. This particular dream evaporated in 2012, when he had an unfortunate training accident in which he broke his neck and became paralyzed from the chest down.
The “Walking with Brandon Trust Fund” is trying to raise approximately R550,000 for the EKSO suit, which will be housed at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. The EKSO Suite will form part of the new “Beyond Therapy Programme” which has been initiated by the trust. The suit, used as a rehabilitation device, will not only assist Brandon, but will also assist many others with spinal injuries. Benefits of the suit are that it can improve muscle and joint memory; can prevent demineralization of bones; can improve bladder functioning; and most importantly can provide a positive psychological effect of hope and motivation.
Brandon has a remarkable fighting spirit and has not let the accident get the better of him. With continuous training he has made remarkable progress which have his doctors in awe. His new ultimate goal is to be able to walk again! With your help, we can help Brandon to achieve his goal!
The “Walking with Brandon” Walkathon takes place on Sunday, 8 June 2014, 9am – 12pm, starting at the Sea Point Pavilion. Entry fee of R50.
Alternatively, all donations are most welcome and can be made to:
Account name: Walking with Brandon Beack Trust
Bank: ABSA Account no.: 9283284042
Branch code: 632005
Reference code: Please use your personal/company name.
Brandon has his own website and facebook page, were you will be able to follow his entire story and progression.