STANDER & WEBB PRETTY IN PINK
Just 9 months after giving birth to a gorgeous baby boy, Thomas Burry, ‘Mom’ Cherise Stander is itching to get back in the game.
The Specialized Duo of Cherise Stander and Mikayla Webb will be lining up with the UCI Ladies field on the 19th of March 2017, at Meerendal.
Cherise Taylor-Stander shot to fame in 2008 when she represented South Africa at the Olympics as a Road Cyclist and later went on to win the Argus Cycle Tour in 2014.
Both girls have South African multi stage racing experience, Cherise raced the Epic in 2013 as a commerative race shortly after just after losing husband, Burry in a tragic accident. Mikayla will be remembered from racing the Absa Cape Epic in 2016 and making history with her Mom.
The Specialized Girls will be pretty in pink, racing for “Team CANSA-Active iloveboobies” for 2017, ‘with an eye on a top 10 UCI Ladies finish, for sure’ says Mikayla.
“But more than that, Says Cherise, it’s time to for us to make a difference, to make more than just the race count. The Race goes to remote areas in South Africa, through little towns with very limited medical resources. Cancer Screening facilities are located in the bigger cities across South Africa.
Getting screened means taking a few days leave, to travel to the City, if the diagnosis requires treatment, the effect on the family is devastating, the patient has to stay at the hospital far from their loved ones. Back home -who brings in the income? Who feeds and takes care of the kids, while the patient is undergoing screening and treatment. The result is that many Cancer sufferers just don’t get diagnosed at all. We need to change this!
‘Our aim is to educate, create awareness and raise funds, to get more Mobile Screening Clinics into the rural areas. Early Detection of Cancer gives the best chance of survival’ says Cherise.
In 2016, of the 650 Teams just 22 of these were ladies teams and only 15 Teams finished the Absa Cape Epic, proving that you need to be pretty tough to take the #untamed Race on. The Iloveboobies foundation started in 2016 and has taken on a momentum of its own with private donations and corporate sponsors getting involved : USN Purefit, Newbridge Property Services, BestMed, VDM Group, Specialized South Africa, Cape Epic, Woolworths, Fairtree Capital and D’Aria supporting the initiative.
This year we will have 4 Teams racing the Cape Epic, our Aim is to raise R150 000.
Donations can me be made via the charity barometer or