April: The Ultra Marathon Team run the 2 Oceans Marathon undertake media and outreach work
April: Partner with Surfer NGO Waves for Change to create an anti stigma surfing lesson. WFC teaches underprivileged teenagers about HIV, self-reliance, peer support and stigma. The kids taught our Heroes to surf, the Heroes told the youngsters about positive living
April: Hosted an Easter party for Yabonga Paediatric HIV/AIDS clinics and treated children to Easter teddies and goodie bags of crisps and sweets
September: Form the first Positive Heroes support group in Zimbabwe – in partnership with All About Love Trust Zimbabwe. Add five Zimbabwean Heroes to our website.
September: Visit Johannesburg for the Bonitas City2City Marathon. The runners cover a wide range of media interviews and speak to 300 employees of the Holiday Inn Group about the effects of Stigma and positive living with HIV. They visit Positive Hero Simphiwe Ngamone’s clinic in Witbank where the Heroes told their stories of living Positively. The team and a group of Gauteng-based Heroes visit the Constitutional Courts as guests of Positive Heroes’ Patron, Justice Edwin Cameron.
September: UltraMarathon Team participate in the Bonitas City to City Marathon – running in “HIV+ Runner” Vests. Positive Heroes create a water station hosted by Johannesburg based Heroes and local volunteers.
October: The Dr Mol Show broadcasts a 15-minute segment detailing the Bonitas City 2 City marathon and the team’s achievements
October: Develop an after-school sports program for the children of Bergsig clinic, with local Hero and UltraMarathon team runner Willie Englebrecht. Sporting equipment purchased with Donation made by Spinsista Mitzi and her Gay Pride Team
November: In partnership with SAB, we install intercom systems at Bergsig and Nqkubela HIV/TB clinics. Provide the medical teams with loudhailers for Community outreach work.
December: WORLD AIDS DAY Hero Thabo Moloi speaks at Exxaro Mines, Sue Wildish speaks on stigma at SAB, we cover interviews across the media
December: WORLD AIDS DAY – Barbara Kingsley and Dr Reon Van Dyk speak at Medi-Clinic on the current State of HIV in SA and Experiencing Stigma
December: Support ‘Mohau oa Bophelo’, an NGO run by Johanna and Shalom Ncala – Sisters and Positive Heroes by providing T-shirts, pamphlets, information and buttons for their Women Against Violence Event