The third annual Vital Run, organised by Run/Walk For Life Western Province Athletic Club in association by Vital Health Foods, took place on Saturday, 1 December 2012, at Lourensford Wine Estate. Over 4000 enthusiastic finishers helped raised a total of R47 000 for PATCH Helderberg Abuse Centre.

Established in 1992, PATCH supports all child victims of sexual abuse in the Helderberg region. “What a wonderful event! It was the perfect way to focus on the balance between physical and emotional health,” says Ada Bys from PATCH. “Families had the opportunity to get out and enjoy exercising in beautiful surrounds; but we also remembered the

“In spite of gail force winds two days prior, and even during the early morning hours of Race day, we still had a great field of over 4100 participants pitching up on

the day. The wind subsided and family’s friends, runners and walkers of all levels used the opportunity of coming out into this beautiful area and enjoyed a glorious day out in the sun,” says Marie Barnard Run Walk For Life Race Organiser.importance of emotional wellbeing, and created awareness around the importance of disclosing sexual abuse thanks to Vital, Run/Walk For Life WP Athletic Club, and Lourensford Wine Estate.”

“Our involvement is small in comparison to what people like Ada Buys and her team at Patch are doing – being at the forefront helping kids in desperate situations on a daily basis.  They are the unsung heroes that we want to support in every possible way to help create hope and a safe haven for kids who otherwise would not have anywhere to go”, says Mr George Grieve, Managing Director of Vital Health Foods.   “Thank you to the public who brought their families along and helped make the event memorable”.

Vital Health Foods, South Africa’s leading supplement manufacturer, is very proud to have sponsored this event in association with race organisers Run/Walk For Life WP Athletic Club. Driven by a passion to improve the quality of life for all South Africans, and to help them be whoever they need to be, this health company strives to offer consumers, and the community, a helping hand in good health.


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