STBB4GOOD Twilight Run
OVERGAAUW WINE ESTATE – 11 October 2019
About the event
The STBB4GOOD Twilight Run, with its event partner Balwin, takes place on the evening before the STBB4GOOD MTB. The routes start and finish at Overgaauw Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch and follow the same unique Bottelary Hills Conservancy trails that host the mountain biking event the following morning, with all the breathtaking views and experiences the area offers.
The event offers a fun spring evening for the whole family between beautiful wine farms. Spectators and participants can enjoy wine tasting, a mouthwatering selection of food and good music whilst supporting a great cause, as the aim of the event is to raise funds for the Miles for Smiles Foundation. Since 2017 STBB has donated R900 000 to the Miles for Smiles Foundation, which has to date paid for 81 life-changing corrective surgeries for children born with cleft lips and palates. With our 2019 event, we have raised even more money toward this worthy cause.
ABOUT MILES FOR SMILES
Miles for Smiles was established to create awareness for the plight of children born with cleft lips and palates. One in 10 children born with a cleft palate and lip will die before their first birthday. Miles for Smiles therefore assists to raise funds for Operation Smile to perform corrective surgery on these children. The initiative has a fundamental aim which is to inspire and challenge individuals to make a difference in the lives of those around them.
Quick facts about Operation Smile South Africa:
- In as little as 45 minutes, one cleft lip surgery can change a child’s life forever.
- Approximately one in every 750 babies in Africa is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate.
- Children with facial deformities who do not receive reconstructive surgery often have difficulty breathing, drinking, eating and speaking. As a result, many suffer from malnutrition, medical and psychological problems.
- A cleft lip or cleft palate operation and follow up care costs approximately R5500.
- Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) was officially registered as a section 21 (non-profit) company in March 2006.
- Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) has treated over 1650 children since this time.
Operation Smile provides care for children in 60 countries worldwide. Nine resource countries raise funds and provide medical volunteers, while 42 program countries receive education and training and conduct surgeries. Operation Smile works in 13 countries in Africa. More than 5,000 medical professionals from around the world volunteer with Operation Smile.