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Connor Esterhuizen

Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC)

Personal Message:

Since I can remember I have always felt the need to make a difference in the world. Having lost both grandparents on my mom's side to cancer and also being aware of its prevalence, I became motivated to pursue a career in cancer research to really join the fight against cancer. But I feel that my fight does not end there. I have been very passionate about long-distance running since around 2018 when I ran my first half-marathon which had me walking like a penguin for about a week! Nonetheless, I was back for more as I just loved the joy that running brings out in me. For me running is more than just a sport. It really is a way of life. The lessons running have taught me- discipline, perseverance, humility- have spilt into other areas of my life. Running has really changed my life in the best way possible. I feel that it also gives me the opportunity to positively contribute towards the change we all want to see in the world. I first heard about the Comrades in 2018 when my dad entered it for the first time. Since then, I have really fallen in love with the race which I have heard is a life-changing experience. I am so excited to run my first Comrades Marathon in 2024. I can't think of a better reason to run than for the betterment of our community. I would love to combine my love for running with my passion for cancer research to raise funds for CHOC. The work CHOC is doing is absolutely phenomenal. I am truly grateful I have the opportunity to raise funds for CHOC who are doing their utmost best to assist our brave fighters. I would really appreciate your donations. Thank you so much! Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.

R13 450 of R50 000

Donations & Messages
 of Good Luck

06 May 2024


Lets go Mr Man!!!

Tiaan Strydom

05 May 2024


Enjoy the moments 🥰


03 May 2024


You have been training super hard for a great cause! All the best Connor!

Aidan Balshaw

08 Apr 2024


All the best Connor. You got this #inspired to run

Collins Amankwah

05 Apr 2024


Go Connor! 😎💯💪🏽


05 Apr 2024


You are going to do great Connor! Well done on doing it for such a great cause! 💪🏻😇

Betsy Wall

07 Mar 2024


Happy to donate to a great cause, well done for organising this and all the best for your training for the comrades 🏃‍♂️