The annual five-kilometre Nappy Run fun run returns to Johannesburg Zoo on National Children’s Day (Saturday, November 2). The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the conditions children with disabilities live under, the challenges they face and their rights that are violated.
It also serves to raise funds to buy nappies for children with disabilities, as this vulnerable and marginalised group often goes without such essential health items. This year, the organisers aim to raise money for at least 55 000 nappies to supply to children with disabilities around the country.
The event is organised by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). It forms part of the organisation’s observation of Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM), which is held in November. The Nappy Run campaign draws to a close on December 3 to coincide with International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Join in by running, walking, strolling or wheeling. The race starts at 07h30 (registration opens from 06h30) and tickets can be purchased from the Nappy Run website at R60 for children and R100 for adults. For more information or to donate, visit www.nappyrun.org.za or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.