2011: Community and Connection

Positive-Heroes-266-(latest)--(1)February – December:  Ongoing Campaign of Hope with double page spread articles on HIV, Stigma, Disclosure and Heroes’ stories appearing in Move! magazine – readership 1.85millon weekly

IMG_3148_2March: Willie Robertson and Sue Wildish speak about Stigma at the Bergsig Clinic Annual HIV/TB Day
um-eam-sinenjongo-high-school-tshirt-winners-and-staffApril: UltraMarathon team run the Two Oceans Marathon and do extensive Media Work round Stigma
um-team-easter-bunny-kidzpositive-2011April: UltraMarathon Team and the Easter Bunny hold an Easter Party at Groote Schuur Hospital’s Paediatric HIV Clinic – handing out 120 knitted teddies Easter goodies.
um-team-sinenjongo-high-school-easter-2011April: UltraMarahon Team visits Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Township as guests of a Special Assembly where they tell their stories about living with HIV

May: UltraMarathon team appear National Television: eTV News – Saturday night ahead of the Comrades watched by 11 million viewers


May:  UltraMarathon Team run the Comrades Marathon and do extensive media work


May: UltraMarathon Team do outreach at: WozaMoya HIV Support Group and Income Generating Beading project, Hillcrest HIV/Aids Respite Care Centre, Sizimisele Combined School and Mafumbuka High School

May – July: Redesign the Positive Heroes Website. Introduce 12 new Heroes.

June:  Masibulele Gcabo plants the Positive Heroes Support Group Trench garden in Buntingville, Eastern Cape

IMG_0016August:  Health-e TV reporter Fathima Simjee wins “Vodacom Best TV News” award for her short film on The Ultra-Marathon Team at the 2011 Comrades Marathon

September: Launch a global online t-shirt competition to design a shirt that inspires courage at the fashion show

Positive Heroes VolunteersNovember: Host a fashion show for 500 at the Civic Centre: raising R130 000 in core funding and ticket sales –  covering our operating costs for 2012.  50 Heroes, take to the runway in the winning T-shirt design

November:  Barbara Kingsley appeared on Siyayinquoba, Beat It on Sunday 29th – SABC1 at 12.30 for WAD.

IMG_3090_2November: UltraMarathon Team run the Winelands Marathon and visit SAPS Robertson plus Bergsig and Nqubela Clinics to tell their stories.

December:  World AIDS Day – Sue Wildish, Barbara Kingsley and Evelina Tshabalala do a wide range of TV and radio interviews.