South Africa

How far would you walk to save a child’s life? The best possible answer anyone of us can give is, as far as humanly possible.

Between June and July, 40-something media producer Darren Combrink will attempt to do just that.

An up down 825 kilometre Camino stretching between Irún and Santiago de Compostela Spain — that many pilgrims have stamped as one of the toughest.

Armed with only a GoPro and social media, Darren is attempting to tell the world: we can save children who are dying right now. The fact of the matter is, 1 in 600 South African children under the age of 16 will be diagnosed with cancer, the most common in kids is Leukaemia. They will need treatment, which may include a bone marrow transplant. The SABMR provides a free preliminary search for donors, but there are considerable costs for other services. Out of 79 patients referred to SABMR in 2017, only 19 had adequate funds for a donor search.

Through working, talking and walking together, we can take the right steps.

And save lives.

With your support, alongside the combined support of the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) and the Confraternity of Saint James of South Africa (CSJofSA), let’s do this.

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