Significance Girls Run to raise funds for charity | Boksburg Advertiser

Significance is a united movement to enable women throughout the world to find fulfillment and purpose and helps women stand strong spiritually to live in absolute freedom, love and joy every day.

The initiative is headed up by Dr Beverley Wolmarans from the Christian Family Church (CFC) in Atlas Road, who has spent more than 30 years working to empower women.

Significance therefore encourages, equips, teaches and helps women to discover themselves.

Boksburg-based marketing communications agency PR Worx is the headline sponsor of the event, which kicks off from CFC in Bonaero Park.

It will raise funds for two charity projects, the El Shammah Home for Abandoned Babies, in Primrose, and the Bethesda Abused Women’s Home, in Benoni.

PR Worx MD Madelain Roscher said the agency is sponsoring the event because it values the work Significance is doing to encourage women and girls to value themselves.

The two charities selected do not receive funding of any kind and therefore R30 or more of every R100 ticket purchased for the run will be donated to the two causes.

“The only way we can uplift the lot of all women is by collaborating and working together. Empowering women is not about challenging men. It’s about recognising that there are many things in life which women do differently to men, and we need to capitalise on those strengths to encourage others.”

Girls and women from all over Gauteng are encouraged to run or walk the 4.5km to show their support for people who are abused or do not have access to the same resources as they do.

Wolmarans added that she is truly grateful to PR Worx for its contribution to the event.

“PR Worx is highly supportive of women empowerment drives and shares many of our values including running a business with heart, treating clients and employees with dignity and respect, enriching the lives of others and utilising our God-given talents to the best of our ability.”

In addition to water points along the well-marked route, the event will also include activity stations, including an 18-wheeler dance truck with DJs to add to the festivities, a workout post for the super-fit, and promotional giveaways which are aimed at making the run more fun.

With each ticket purchased online, participants will receive a race pack comprising a race number, branded water bottle, T-shirt and, on completion, a medal.

The race packs will be available for collection at the I Am Worthy Boutique at the Christian Family Church every day up until Friday, September 22.

On-the-day registrations will be permitted but availability of the race pack is limited to stock availability.

“The Significance Charity Girls Run is the perfect way to celebrate spring in a fun way but, more importantly, gives us the opportunity to make a real and remarkable difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate than us.

“Invite your mother, sisters, friends and colleagues to join you for a morning of fun and know that you have actively contributed to a worthy, charitable event,” said Roscher.

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Source: Boksburg Advertiser