The Rising Phoenix Motorcycle Club will on the 11th July 2015 bring out their bikes for the first annual hospital run in an effort to bring a little cheer to cancer patients at Princess Marina Hospital.
The club will take edutainment toys to the children’s ward, and food hampers to adult cancer patients at the hospital.
The event will be open to all motorcyclists across the country, with South African clubs also invited. Each rider will personally donate a gift, and donations from the public are welcome.
The group will leave The Pavilion in Fairgrounds at 0815 prompt, arriving at Princess Marina at 0845hrs, where the presents will be handed out, with some patients well enough invited to come and greet the bikers outside.
Kgosi Puso Gaborone is expected to be the guest of honour and will join the bikers in handing out the gifts.
The event will include public education on the lifesaving importance of early detection, self-examination and screening.
Rising Phoenix Motorcycle Club President Victor Mmolawa said; “We hope the gifts will help bring a smile to the faces of all the patients at the hospital. Cancer affects us all, so we are doing our bit to help.”
More than 50 bikers wearing the symbolic lavender ribbons on their leather vests are expected to ride out for a fundraising reception which will include food, a biker show, and live entertainment. Funds raised at the reception will go towards buying gifts for the 2016 run.