2017 De Beers Wellness Race gained momentum
Galeshewe Stadium was the place to be on Saturday 02 December 2017, as De Beers Sight Holder Sales South Africa in conjuction with Vodacom Kimberly Road Runners together they hosted their annual De Beers Wellness Race alongside Kimberly(Galeshewe) community
The race was categorized into two divisions, 10km and 5km which we saw up and coming professional athletes showing support in this annual De Beers Wellness race and it is increasing its popularity and support is immense from the community came in huge number over 300 participants to raise awareness in line with one of their guiding value “show we care” as well as to motivate the public to get involved in the response to HIV and AIDS, thereby encouraging them to proactively fight against this disease.
The athletes from students to pensioners; were appreciative of the various water points set up where they could get refreshments as they passed and the various prizes that were up for grabs during the lucky draw including a diamond.
“We are working closely with various stakeholders to take the race to another level, as we join the community in fighting towards an HIV free generation by 2030, normaly we do things at corporate level we don’t come to community were we operate we then decided that we will go and run with Galeshewe community in De Beers Wellness Race and this year’s event was better than 2016 event, as De Beers we have so much projects we participated on in kimberley, building Sol Plaatjie University and also funded many schools as well and our next De Beers Wellness race to villages around taking race to the people..
” says Abel Madonsela Senior Corporate Affairs Manager at De Beers.
The price giving to participants, is just to say thank you and all the money that was raised on this raced will be given to community and that decision will be decided by event organising community, concludes Mr Abel Madonsela
“As a Group, we continue to work towards 90 90 90. This means, getting more than 90% of our colleagues to continuously know their HIV status, more than 90% of those living with HIV to be linked to treatment care and support, and most importantly more than 90% of those on treatment to suppress the virus to live a healthy and productive life” concludes Simangele Soni – acting Senior Operations at De Beers.
De Beers management pictures from left to right Coral Wheelock, Senior Haman Resource manager, Abel Madonsela Corporate Affairs Manager and Simangele Soni, acting Senior Operations Manager .