2009: A Year of Unprecedented Growth

Inspiring Stories

February – December:  Move! Magazine agree to devote a double page spread to featuring a Positive Hero and telling their story. Move! is  South Africa’s Number One Woman’s Magazine: with a reach reach of over 1.1 million readers every week


March – December:   Billboards on Adderley Street – Cape Town’s main thoroughfare – feature messages of Hope by eight Positive Heroes

April:  Formation of Positive Heroes’ UltraMarathon Team – Evelina Tshablala, Masibulele Gcabo and Willie Engelbrecht run the 56km Two Oceans Marathon


May:  The UltraMarathon team triumphantly complete the 89kmComrades Marathon – their first as a team

June:  UltraMarathon Team Captain Evelina Tshabalala is announced as the winner of Nike’s Gamechangers Competition.  She wins by an unprecedented number of votes – demonstrating that Positive Heroes “is an organization that uses sport to promote social change for women in South Africa”.

evelina-tshabalalaOctober:  Our ‘Unique Fashion Event’ – a fundraising fashion show and auction raises over R85,000 in core funding for 2010

October:  Standard Bank sign on to sponsor Move! articles for 2010 bringing Sponsorship funds to the organization.

December:  Richard Westoby and Steven Edwards hold an exhibition of Richard’s photographs and raise over R18,000 for Positive Heroes