RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER THROUGH WHITE WATER RAFTING
BY FARAJA CANCER SUPPORT TRUST
Date: 21st and 22nd May 2016 Venue: Savage Wilderness Camp, Sagana, Nyeri
Faraja Cancer Support Trust, a registered charitable trust based in Nairobi will be hosting its annual White Water Rafting Challenge on May 21st and 22nd 2016 at Savage Wilderness Camp in Sagana, Nyeri. Faraja’s White Water Rafting Challenge started with earnest in 2014 and has grown to be one of the most exciting sporting events (see reports here). In 2015 the rafters raised Ksh 3.7million and this year we need your help to raise Kshs 5million for cancer patients in Kenya.
The White Water Rafting challenge offers a weekend of fun, team building and networking all for a good cause, helping children and adults with cancer. Sadly the cancer scene in Kenya is still dire with cancer declared the third highest killer ofafter infectious and cardiovascular diseases. There is a lot that needs to be done and Faraja (Swahili for comfort) is here to be a safe haven to cancer patients and their caregivers. Funds raised from the White Water Rafting weekend go a long way in ensuring cancer patients get much needed support through: our free support groups (breast, cervical&ovarian and prostate), free complementary therapies, Crafts for Cure program at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Children’s ward and our medical program. We are also doing screening in 6 counties this year as our way of creating awareness and helping to detect cancer early.
Registration for a team of 5 is Kshs 120,000 .Registration fee includes rafting, transport for team members (to and from Sagana), lunch and a t-shirt. Spectators are also welcome to join in the fun at Kshs 1,500 for transport only and Kshs 2,500 for transport and lunch.
White Water Rafting challenge is also a fundraising event. Teams that manage to raise over and above the registration fee stand a chance of winning lunch/dinner or a weekend away.
This year, Simba Corp Ltd has supported Faraja Cancer Support Trust as a gold sponsor and RSM Ashvir as a silver sponsor. This will significantly increase the impact of the event as well as ensure more funds will be raised to help cancer patients and their carers.