On 12 May 2017, the Reach for a Dream (RFAD) Foundation will host its 7th annual Slipper Day. Instead of the usual Slipper Day stickers, the RFAD team has teamed up with DJ Fresh, Carrol Boyes, Roxy Burger, Lira and Gert-Johan Coetzee and they have designed a special ‘strength, hope and courage’ wristband. The wristband entitles the wearer to don slippers to work or school on 12 May.
The foundation is committed to helping children endure the ordeal of a life-threatening illness. RFAD has seen how strength, hope and courage can keep dreams alive. These ideas have been woven into this year’s Slipper Day. DJ Fresh worked with Carrol Boyes to illustrate strength, Roxy Burger and Carrol Boyes took on courage and Gert-Johan Coetzee and Lira created the design for hope.
We spoke to DJ Fresh about what it means to him to be a part of the RFAD foundation and also this year’s Slipper Day:
“We’re duty-bound as public figures to make a difference. We’re thrust into the limelight by fans and supporters and people who feel as if you’re doing a good job in the field you have chosen. The least you can do is give back. And even if you’re not in the limelight, it’s almost as if you’re duty-bound if you have air in your lungs. That’s how I was raised and that’s how I’m raising my kids. ”
South Africans are urged to come together to buy their Slipper Day wristbands for only R10 and to wear their slippers on Friday 12 May. The wristbands will be available at all Pick ‘n Pay stores and Wimpy restaurants. Participation also entitle you to claim a free Wimpy coffee on the day!