UCT Scrub Run 2019

Each year, the UCT Surgical Society organises an event to raise funds for the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. All proceeds from the event go towards a worthwhile initiative called "The Weekend Waiting List Initiative," which aims to combat the protracted waiting list at Red Cross Hospital by providing an additional pro bono day of surgery (on a Saturday) for the children. 

This initiative has been running since 2011 and has thus far enabled more than 800 operations to be performed on children who otherwise would have had to wait months. 

What the "Scrub Run" entails is a group of passionate medical students who will be running the 10KM Peace Run at the Cape Town Marathon on 15th September 2019 in our medical scrubs in order to raise funds and awareness for this worthy cause. 

We are also extremely grateful to the Pediatric Surgery Team from Red Cross, who have organised a number of surgeons to join the medical students on the run. It is sure to be a festive event! Last year, we collectively managed to raise R150 000, with 100% of proceeds going towards “The Weekend Waiting List Initiative.” 

In 2019, with your help, we hope to exceed our target from last year so that we can provide even more children with the surgeries that they so desperately need. Our dream as a Surgical Society is to eradicate the protracted waiting list so that each child can receive the essential surgery he/she needs, without delay. We are incredibly excited about this initiative and would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause so that we can reach our fundraising targets.

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Fundraisers

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    Gareth Obery

    R25,600 raised

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    Savannah Verhage

    R20,438 raised

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    Olivia de Klerk

    R20,020 raised

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    Gabi Leong & Josh Loyson

    R13,400 raised

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    Rasheed Hargey

    R10,485 raised

40 Fundraiser projects

Donations

  1. Enya Jansen van Vuuren

    8 October

    R200
  2. Fatima Balde

    24 September

    R300
  3. Anonymous donation

    23 September

    R20
407 Donations

Fundraiser projects

40 Fundraiser projects

We are raising funds for the Red Cross Childrens Hospital Trust's Weekend Waiting List Initiative

By Kyle Paulssen & John Woodland

In just a few days' time, John Woodland and I will be donning medical scrubs for the Sanlam Ca...

23% Completed
R1,150 raised
R5,000 Target
0 DAYS

I am raising funds for The Childrens Hospital Trust

By Cathryn McDougall

Hi! I need your help. I’m taking part in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon / Peace Run 2019 to raise mone...

24% Completed
R600 raised
R2,500 Target
0 DAYS

I am raising funds for The Childrens Hospital Trust

By Inae Kim

Hi! I need your help. I’m taking part in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon / Peace Run 2019 to raise mone...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R2,500 Target
0 DAYS

I am raising funds for The Childrens Hospital Trust through participating in the 2019 Scrub Run

By Andrew Tucker

Hi! I need your help. I’m taking part in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon / Peace Run 2019 to raise mone...

78% Completed
R1,950 raised
R2,500 Target
0 DAYS