How far would you walk to save a child’s life?
The best possible answer anyone of us can give is, as far as humanly possible.
Cape Town Pilgrim Darren Combrink has walked five different Camino and the next one could be the most special of them all.
Between June and July, 40-something media producer Darren Combrink will attempt to do just that.
He is walking the Camino Del Norte to raise funds for the South African Bone Marrow Registry.
An up down 825 kilometre Camino stretching between Irún and Santiago de Compostela Spain — that many pilgrims have stamped as one of the toughest.
Armed with only a GoPro and social media, Darren is attempting to tell the world: we can save children who are dying right now. The fact of the matter is, 1 in 600 South African children under the age of 16 will be diagnosed with cancer, the most common in kids is Leukaemia.
They will need treatment, which may include a bone marrow transplant. The SABMR provides a free preliminary search for donors, but there are considerable costs for other services. Out of 79 patients referred to SABMR in 2017, only 19 had adequate funds for a donor search.
Through working, talking and walking together, we can take the right steps.
And save lives.
Tune in to hear all about it.
Darren has these Camino expriences:
Camino Frances from SJPDP to Santiago in May/June 2013.
Camino Portuguese Coastal Porto to Santiago Sept 2016
Camino Ingles Ferrol to Santiago Sept 2016
Camino San Salvador June 2017
Camino Primitivo June 2017
Worked at Pilgrim office July 2017
Social Media business (campaign runs through here):