Buy your wristband, flaunt your slippers this Friday and help change a life

Reach For A Dream Foundation for the last three decades has fulfilled the dreams of more than three million South African children with life-threatening illnesses.

One of the ways the foundation fulfils these dreams is through Slipper Day celebrated annually.

Read: Rock your slippers on Friday for a good cause

This year’s Slipper Day will take place on May 10.

To discuss the day's celebrations 702's Bongani Bingwa speaks to Reach for a Dream Foundation CEO Julia Sotirianakos.

She says she loves seeing the expression on the family's faces when they tell them that Reach for a Dream will fulfil their child's dream.

No matter how small, whether it is a bicycle, a Play Station or going to see Christiano Ronaldo overseas.

Julia Sotirianakos, CEO - Reach for a Dream Foundation

A child wanting to meet Lewis Hamilton was one of the biggest dreams the foundation fulfiled, she says.

That moment when that child met Hamilton, is the moment that the family will never forget and that is the switch that takes the doom and gloom and put it into hope.

Julia Sotirianakos, CEO - Reach for a Dream Foundation

It is a privilege to be at the foundation whether you are volunteering, a board member or you work there, the work we do is rewarding.

Julia Sotirianakos, CEO - Reach for a Dream Foundation

She urges South Africans to support Slipper Day by buying a wristband for only R10.

All we are asking is for every single South African to walk into a Dischem, Pick n Pay or Wimpy and buy R10 wristband. Put your wristband and your slippers on Friday.

Julia Sotirianakos, CEO - Reach for a Dream Foundation

Walk into a Wimpy and they will gift you with a free coffee and if you are under the age of 12 they will give you a free hot chocolate.

Julia Sotirianakos, CEO - Reach for a Dream Foundation

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