aQuellé Tour Durban
by: Dave Macleod
SA Bone Marrow Registry hoping to drum up support at aQuellé Tour Durban
Durban - The South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) will join forces
with the aQuellé Tour Durban over the weekend of 10-11 September to drum
up awareness and funds for their efforts.
The Domino Foundation is the events official benefactor and all entry fees
go towards their efforts throughout the communities of Durban, however the
event allows other charities to use it as a springboard for donations and
"We’re excited to announce that we have been given the go ahead to proceed
with a handful of planned fundraising events, following months of
uncertainty especially in KwaZulu-Natal recently," said Kapil Premchand,
KZN's Sustainability and Donor Recruitment Coordinator for SABMR.
"To give a much-needed boost to our fundraising efforts we have registered
as a secondary charity for the upcoming aQuellé Tour Durban this
It's been a difficult time through the past two years for many South
African's and for those that need life-saving bone marrow transplants it
has been extremely difficult.
"We are therefore calling on cyclists and corporates to help us raise
funds through this event. Non-profit organizations were some of the
hardest hit financially due to the economic downturn during the pandemic,
and while the SABMR managed to keep assisting patients in need, we too,
"The Registry is currently trying to assist six individuals who require
bone marrow stem cell transplants as they are not in the financial
position to cover donor related costs. Therefore, the funds raised through
this initiative will go directly towards our Patient Assistance Programme
For the aQuellé Tour Durban, to be able to offer a platform to as many
charities as possible to try and support their initiatives is important
given the background of the event.
"We want to make ourselves as accessible as possible to charities because
giving back is the essence of the aQuellé Tour Durban," race director Alec
"The Domino Foundation is the major benefactor and the work they do
throughout the greater Durban area is phenomenal but to have other
charities keen to speak to our riders and gain support is also what the
race is about.
"The people of Durban have been through a lot over the last two and a half
years and the charitable element of your average Durbanite has been
incredible to see and that's what we hope to see with SABMR on board this
More information can
be found at www.tourdurban.co.za
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aQuellé Tour Durban
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The aQuellé Tour Durban
supports the brilliant work that the Domino Foundation does through the
entry fees, but riders are encouraged this year to also support the South
African Bone Marrow Registry who are partnering with the event over the
weekend of 10-11 September.
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