Mercy Marathon 2007

After a grueling 2 500km walk Tommy Michael (60), Cliff Beautement (72), Eddie Michael (65) and Malcolm Johnson (49) were welcomed by AMS at their head office at the Cape Town International Airport on Sunday 03 June 2007. The welcoming event to acknowledge their remarkable dedication was proudly sponsored by Medscheme.

These four men started the tough 2 500 km walk on Saturday April 28, from the AMS base in Richard's Bay with the aim of promoting and raising funds for the AMS to continue their life saving, life changing work. During their walk they were welcomed by the Mayor in each town that they passed through.  Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille will also be present to welcome the men and sign the scroll that has passed from Mayor to Mayor to write a message of support.

The lifeblood of this organisation is its people. The AMS paramedics, pilots and health practitioners are all ordinary people doing extraordinary work under difficult circumstances. It is to these everyday heroes that the Mercy Marathon is dedicated.

Photographer: Roger Sedres