South African Family Biking Across Africa to Support EGPAF’s Fight for Mothers and Babies

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Family inspired by Foundation’s work to create an AIDS-free generation.

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is proud to support South Africa native Thandi Hall and her family as they embark on a cross-continental bicycle journey to raise $100,000 for EGPAF. Titled “From Pemba to Paris by Bicycle,” the nine-month trip will take Thandi and her family from Pemba, Mozambique to Paris, France.

“Of all the causes that I’ve come across (to support),” she says, “The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation stood head and shoulders above all of them.”

Thandi spent 15 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, and has led outreach programs for prominent South African celebrities at hospitals to support awareness days focused on diabetes, international health, and breast cancer. But she wanted to do something “significant,” and decided that supporting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation would be the perfect option.

She says that she wants to use the trip as an opportunity to bring increased awareness to the needs of children and mothers living with HIV in South Africa and share best practices with others along the way.

Thandi and her husband Graeme are experienced athletes. Both were members of the South African Triathlon and Duathlon Team, and Thandi won the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships in Switzerland in 1997. The couple and their ten-year-old son, Leonardo, will be traveling through Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Dijibouti, and Egypt, visiting several EGPAF clinic sites along the way.

To learn more about Thandi and her family, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pemba2paris.

To donate to Thandi’s efforts, visit https://secure.amothersfight.org/page/contribute/cycling-pemba-to-paris.

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