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Heart 104.9FM Mommy & Me Walk association with Toys R Us - all in a day's walk

This Mother's Day weekend Canal Walk was bustling with 800 moms, 1000 children and many supportive dads and grandparents for the Heart 104.9FM Mommy and Me Walk in association with Toys R Us. Mommies and their little ones participated in a relaxed and entertaining 1.6km walk all for a good cause on Saturday, 8th May. One-year-old mom and on-air personality, Saskia Falken led the pack with her bundle of joy in aid of the Canal Walk Foundation.
Saskia with baby Ella St. Claire
Saskia with baby Ella St. Claire
This year the Heart 104.9FM Mommy and Me Walk in association with Toys R U, Canal Walk and People's Post raised a whopping R19 000 for the St Joseph's home and the Canal Walk foundation. Above and beyond, the moms collected a huge bag of toys for the needy. "I am proud to be associated with such an event that gives mom an opportunity to take time out of their busy schedules to give back to the community and have fun at the same time. I trust that this initiative will grow from strength to strength," says Saskia.

Approximately 800 excited moms embarking on their 1.6km journey around Canal Walk
Approximately 800 excited moms embarking on their 1.6km journey around Canal Walk
Sara B, Heart 104.9FM’s traffic reporter, with Letitia and Levona Johnson after their exhilarating walk around Canal Walk
Sara B, Heart 104.9FM’s traffic reporter, with Letitia and Levona Johnson after their exhilarating walk around Canal Walk
Sadia Fritz, a mom of two boys from Bonteheuwel walked away with first prize including a R500 Toys R Us gift card, a DSTV decoder and a R200 voucher from Hilton Medi-Spa to name but a few. "I am ecstatic about winning this great prize especially as I have never won anything before. I also love that both my boys and I will benefit from it. A big thank you to all involved," says Sadia.

Moms were spoiled with a time-out goodie bag when finishing the crossing line and kids were kept entertained with clowns and face-painting. Kids also got the opportunity to be photographed with CBeebees' Fimbles characters from DStv Channel 306.

18 May 2010 13:02

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