Update on the Orthopods Cycling for Clubfoot – A big thank you from Steps!

On 13 March, a team of 26 orthopods, family members and alumni from Tygerberghospital cycled the Cape Town Cycle Tour for STEPS.

Tygerberg Hospital orthopaedic surgeons, back from left, Johan le Roux and Renier Kriel, and, in front, Tino-Vito Orlandi, Hentas van Zyl and Donnavan Foxcroft after they completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The team comprised young and old cyclists, some doing their tenth race, some their first, according to Dr Renier Kriel, an orthopaedic registrar at Tygerberg Hospital.

“Clubfoot treatment is very fulfilling, as we see how children progress from immobility to mobility. So it seemed apt to us to raise funds through something that demands physical mobility like the Cape Town Cycle Tour,” said Dr Krier prior to tackling his second Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Get to know why they got involved with Steps here.

They raised R66,000-00! An amount that will benefit 27 children by supporting their entire 4-year treatment plan.

The team and Steps also received some great coverage from a number of media outlets from around the country, including this article from Northern News, and a feature on Smile FM!

A big thank you from the Steps team to our amazing riders and those who covered their efforts further spreading the message that clubfoot can be treated!

Want to sign up for an event for steps? Get in touch at info@steps.org.za.

Or lend your support by donating to change the life of a child born with clubfoot.