ECCT Run for Cancer: Brenda Joins the Global Community!


With cancer being the leading cause of death in Zimbabwe – every little counts! The Elizabeth Chanakira Cancer Trust (‘ECCT’) was founded in 2011 to support marginalised cancer patients and their families with medical costs; school fees/other school needs for one child per family; food hampers and any other necessities required by a family affected by cancer.

In saying that, Australia based Brenda is joining Founder Teurai in running 10km in the Hume Bank City2City 10km run on Sunday 18 February 2018. Brenda is asking her support network to be sponsored and fundraise for ECCT to buy stoves; beds and food hampers for the families it supports in Harare and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. She will be running from the city of Albury to the city of Wodonga, in Australia.

The following are the individuals the ECCT supports. You can read more of their stories on the ECCT website by clicking here now. 

august with tapiwa

Tapiwa (above image: in red t-shirt) lost his mother to cancer in 2012 and his father struggles to care for him and send him to school. He is in need of help with school fees; school books; food hampers; a 2 plate paraffin stove and a single bed .

portia tanya and her mum

Ms Sarayi (above image: with pink blouse) lost her son Virimayi to cancer. The ECCT supported Virimayi until he passed away a few years ago. She is in need of a 2 plate paraffin stove and a single bed.


Yvonne (above image: with black t-shirt) is a teenage girl who was affected by a brain tumour a few years ago. She is in need of help with support for her to continue to go to the special needs school that she attends, and for her grandmother to support her with food and other needs.


Kylee (above image) is a 13 year old girl who lost her father to cancer. She is in need of help with school fees.

francis and ethel

Ethel is a 9 year old girl who lost her mother to cancer. She is in need of school fees; school books and food hampers.

To sponsor Teurai with any amount using a credit or debit card from wherever you are in the world, click here now! Ecocash and direct bank transfer options are also available. See flyer above for details of our Ecocash number and Zimbabwe based Charity Bank Account or contact us by clicking here now to get the details. 

Thank you for your support!

To see more of what we do visit our website by clicking here now and feel free to join our Facebook Community by clicking here now!

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