As part of a fundraising initiative for Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Phoenix resident, Roshan Ramburan (62) hopes to complete 100 000 crunches in 17 hours, all in the name of charity. The event will take place at the First Fitness Gym in Reservoir Hills on 1 February 2019.

Ramburan is hard at work and spends most of his day training his body in preparation for this feat. “Come 1 February, I will be completing my task for the Cancer Association of South Africa. Funds raised on the day will go a long way in furthering the organisation’s mandate throughout the communities that they serve,”said Ramburan.

He began training at the tender age of six and said his main influence growing up, was his brother. “He inspired and guided me. Over the years, I visited the Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong, were I attained my Martial Arts honours. I then opened my own fitness company and I’m a trainer at at local gyms,” he said.

Ramburan said having lost loved ones to cancer, the cause is close to his heart and through this cause he is hoping to raise R3 million for CANSA. When asked what his family thought of his campaign, he said he has had more support from his son’s friends. “My son, also a gym fanatic, said I am crazy. He trains in Johannesburg with lots of competing bodybuilders,” said Ramburan.

For more information or should you wish to donate towards the event, contact CANSA Durban on 031 205 9525.