The clown team of 14 colleagues and students from Computing Science raised R 2000 and won the best team theme award in the CANSA All-Night Relay-for-Life.
The team was the only one from NMMU among 55 teams with members taking turns to walk or run around the track from 6pm in the evening to 5am the following morning. The International Project spread over 22 countries raises cancer awareness, celebrates survivors and remembers those who lost the battle against cancer. At the same time, funds are raised for research and support. The local event raised over R150 000 for CANSA. computing Science has challenged other NMMU departments to take part next year. Team members (from left) included Hayley Irvine, Andale van Heerden, Carol van Onselen and Amanda Esterhuyse with student Clayton Burger a the back with the horns and Department Head Prof Jean Greyling (centre) joining them.
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