As a child Russell Fox was born with an array of life challenges, Epilepsy, Asthma, Dyslexia, ADHD and at the start of his schooling career, he was hit with the discovery of mental disorder that declared him ‘uneducable’. Russell looked at the odds stacked against him and was determined to come out on top.
Today Russell is a thriving businessman and an Internationally Acclaimed Master in the art of Magic, Illusion, Perceptionism’ and Mentalism and has performed numerous times on an international stage.
Understanding adversity and what it means to be underestimated, Russell will perform a Guinness Book of records attempt to raise funds and awareness for children with autism, who find themselves in a similar position.
On the 3rd to 4th of November, Russell will take on a 32km broken-glass trail barefoot at the V&A Waterfront, to raise funds for Cape Town based Non-profit organization, Nosh For Josh, who focus on those affected with Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy. In order to earn the Glass Walker Title, the challenge will need to completed in under 29 hours.
This event aims to raise R500 000 for Nosh for Josh to send as many Autistic children as possible for a Stem Cell Therapy Operation in India at the NeuroGen Brain and Spine Institute, proven to be 91% effective in curing the illness. Excluding flight costs, this procedure alone is calculated at R150 000-00 per operation.
With additional funding Nosh for Josh hopes to establish a Centre for workshops, mentoring and training, providing children with life skills and also mentor parents who have children with special needs.
More about the event:
3rd November 2017 @ 5pm
4th November 2017 @ 10am
Venue: V & A Waterfront Amphitheatre
Opening the event will be Olympic Flame Torch Runners, lead by runners from Marriott Worldwide Business Councils, Cape Town.
Welcoming the athletes will be Miss Iran 2016, Melika Razavi, who most recently was crowned Miss Power Woman World 2017.
“I love motivating others and helping others who are in need. My mission in life is to bring a smile to those who need it the most. For this reason, I stand behind Nosh For Josh for the amazing work they do!” – says Melika.
Movie buffs can look forward to a meet and greet with the cast of the new Transformers Animatronics Movie at the Nosh for Josh event, an exclusive before their exhibition at Grand West on the 10 November 2017.
“We want the public to join us in raising awareness for an illness that isn’t spoken about as much as it should be and with the help of BackaBuddy, crowdfund to change the lives of children living with Autism” – Gabriela Wiener. Nosh For Josh.
There will lots of giveaways, including a Hand-Tool Book from NeuroGen BSI for parents with Autistic Kids as a guide to help understand and care for them.
Although this event is free, attendants are encouraged to support the BackaBuddy Crowdfunding campaign for Nosh for Josh by donating here: URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/glass-walker-challenge