Michael and Cale Price are doing the Ironman together to raise funds to help children with cleft palate and facial deformities through the Smile Foundation!


Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Inspired by his success after becoming an Ironman South Africa Tour Series medal recipient last year, Michael Price (44), from South End, Port Elizabeth, is determined to make a difference at Ironman African Champs taking place on Sunday, 7 April 2019 at Hobie Beach, in Nelson Mandela Bay.

At the event, Michael hopes to create awareness for children with facial anomalies who are in need of expert surgical intervention by raising funds for the Smile Foundation.

“There is a starting point and a destination and the road that we travel between these two points is what makes us who we are and determines the reasons for us taking this journey in the first place. When I started training for Ironman I wanted to be a part of something that was bigger than myself so I got involved with Smile Foundation “ – says Michael

With his campaign, launched on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, Michael has so far raised a total of R8 551.26 towards his fundraising target of R25 000 with contributions from 8 donors.

Supporting the Smile foundation has become a family affair says, Michael.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Michael’s son Cale (9) has decided to take on the Ironkids challenge again this year in hopes to raise R5000 to support the Smile Foundation. With 6 donations, he has already raised R996.35 in anticipation for the event which takes place on Saturday, 6 April.

“I love to smile so I want to see other children smile as well” says Cale.

Michael and Cale hope the public will continue to support their BackaBuddy campaigns.

“We are hoping to raise awareness and funds for Smile Foundation, to continue the phenomenal work they already do. If we are able to make a difference in just one child’s life then we would have accomplished what we set out to do. We are ordinary people capable of doing extraordinary things when we find our passion” – says Michael

The Smile Foundation has to date raised a total of R2.18 million on BackaBuddy through various projects and dedicated champions such as Michael and Cale who are passionate about the organisation and the families they support.

If you would like to support Michael and Cale as they take on the Ironman challenge together to support the Smile Foundation, you can do so via their BackaBuddy funds. To support Michael, click here and Cale, click here.

Sources: BackaBuddy Supplied
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