Race to End Alzheimer’s (REA)

It is with great pleasure that we write to confirm that Frank Hunt (whose wife has Alzheimer’s) and his team of eleven runners accompanied by five support members, has undertaken to run the “4 Passes” relay race from Mosselbay to Knysna, from the 25th – 29th September. 

The purpose of the race is to raise money for the REA Project (under Alzheimer’s SA) and awareness of the prevalence of the disease in SA and families battling to cope with care.


We are proud to be associated with these dedicated people.  In order for them to reach as many people in our country as possible, notifying them of the upcoming race as well as feedback of the actual race, we need as much media coverage as possible. Would you be able to assist us in this regard?  We will all be at the Santos Express on Sunday, 24th Sep and was wondering whether you could come and do an interview with runners at about 4pm and take some pictures of the whole group to place in the newspapers in the area and outside.  The Alzheimer’s SA association in Mosselbay will also be joining us.  We will be leaving at 04h30 on the morning of the 25th from Santos and ending at the Boardwalk in Knysna on the 29th between 1-2pm.

Funds raised will be used to render the following services:

Awareness talks at churches and Nursing Homes to family members and carers of people suffering from dementia;   Dementia care training to carers in dementia care facilities who could not otherwise afford training;  Home visits;  Providing stipends and cell phone top-ups to 10 field workers working in Soweto, Pretoria, Mamelodi, Atteridgeville and Johannesburg who do home visits by assisting to wash patients and give advice on dementia care.  These field workers have all been trained in dementia care.

We are BBBEE registered. We offer 18A Tax Certificates to all donors, which is issued for the purpose of Section 18 (A) of the Income Tax Act of 1962 as amended and that the donation has been or will be used exclusively for the services rendered by Alzheimer’s South Africa.

Exclusive REA banking details: Account name:   Alzheimer’s South Africa First National Bank Account no. 62501552451  Northcliff Branch 253705 Please use reference:  name followed by REA 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or assistance.

Kind regards and grateful thanks for your support,

Denise Fredericks

Coordinator in Pretoria for Alzheimer’s SA

REA: 4 Passes  – SEPTEMBER 2017

Sleep in Mossel Bay 24/09/2017

DAY ONE: Monday – 25/09/2017

Tar – Mosselbay to Oudtshoorn via R328 – 92km

Via Robertson Pass

DAY TWO: Tuesday – 26/09/2017

Gravel – Oudtshoorn to Prince Albert – 69km

 via Swartberg Pass

DAY THREE: Wednesday – 27/09/2017

Tar – Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn via R407 – 112km

via Meiringspoort Pass

DAY FOUR: Thursday – 28/09/2017

Tar – Oudshoorn to Uniondale via R62 – 122km

DAY FIVE: Friday – 29/09/2017

Tar – Uniondale to Knysna

via Prince Alfred’s Pass R339 – 86km

TOTAL DISTANCE:  481 KM                                                   

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