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Past Events

Discovery 947 Ride Joburg 2019

0n the 17th of November 2019, the group of 45 LumoHawk cyclists, took to the streets of Joburg to once again complete the Legendary Double, a double loop of the iconic Discovery 947 Ride Joburg.

The cyclists endured a day of heat and wind as they rode over 200km in total and completed the first lap in an amazing 2h48, all for the sole purpose of raising money for the LumoHawk Foundation and its Vision 2020 campaign. This was the 10th year that our team has completed the double loop and every year we have been fortunate to have iconic South Africans join us for our dinner and for the ride, and this year was no different with former Springbok and World Cup 2007 winning captain, John Smit, speaking at our dinner and joining us for the ride.

We are extremely grateful to John and to all our cyclists and their sponsors, and of course to all our sponsors, who made this tough but hugely successful day possible. Thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support.

The Big 5 Challenge

When one truly believes in a cause it can lead to some crazy ideas and some wild and properly tough adventures. This describes perfectly, the unique “Big 5 Challenge” taken on by our founder, Joel Stransky!

It began with cycling the Absa Cape Epic; then quickly moved to doing the full Iron Man; shifted on to running the Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon; then the toughest of them all – a swim crossing from Robben Island to Blouberg in freezing and shark infested waters; and finished with the up run of the famous and gruelling Comrades Marathon! Joel was joined in the challenge by friend and long term supporter of the foundation, Greg Imbriolo, who did his adapted version of the Big 5. Greg did the Swiss Epic instead of the Cape Epic.

A challenge to say the least but our way of raising awareness and support for a project that we are truly passionate about – Vision2020.

Absa Cape Epic 2019

The Absa Cape Epic is known as the toughest and most prestigious mountain bike race in the world. Spanning over 8 days, riders traverse through the beautiful Western Cape region with much speed and the required skill. This epic event set the scene for our eye-testing outreach program in March, and in conjunction with Absa and the Absa Cape Epic.

Partnering with some of the other charities supported by the Absa Cape Epic, we tested over 100 children from the local area who were thought to have vision impairments and provided glasses to all those in need.

As part of the initiative, Stage 4 of the race saw Absa give every rider in the field a pink cycling Absa Pride shirt in support of LumoHawk and Vision2020. What a sight it was and this fantastic support brought about huge awareness for Vision2020 as well as considerable funds!

LIV Lanseria

We launched our first Gauteng based Vision2020 outreach program at the LIV Village, Lanseria, in April 2019. Together with Professor Anthony Carlson and 10 of his students from the University of Johannesburg, we headed out to LIV’s Afterschool Program to commence screening and testing the young learners.

There are about 150 children enrolled at the program and the Afterschool provides a safe space for the kids to come and do their homework, as well as receive additional academic support and a little snack. Of the 40 primary school children screened and tested during the afternoon, over 50% of them needing glasses.

Mama Nomaza, the matron who runs the Ithuteng Program, was very grateful and explained that, not only would this change the lives of these youngsters for the better, but that she was also expecting to see a definite improvement in the learner’s academic results going forward.

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