Happy Bundles
(pending S18A and 501c3)

‘Children get Cancer too’

Happy Bundles is a non-profit organization that brings a smile to children with Cancer. It was founded in South Africa by Dan and Candice Kriel after Candz was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in 2020.

​Candice was a young and healthy mother of two, married to professional Rugby player Dan Kriel. After receiving the diagnosis and left with a lot of fear and uncertainty, they never gave up hope.  Candz and Dan could never have pulled through without the support of their family, friends and the doctors who treated her. After having to endure chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and radiation, Candice decided to give back.

“During my time of treatment, I was shocked and surprised by the number of young people and children I saw receiving treatment for cancer. The most difficult and saddening part was seeing or reading stories of what these cancer patients were going through – physically and emotionally”

Candice and Dan have since moved to Seattle in America with their 2 young children and have registered and launched Happy Bundles in the USA to take Happy Bundles international!

“There is no greater joy than seeing a child, their family and friends light up with joy and excitement when they receive their gifts.

We are so grateful to all our Charity 16 Mile swimmers at the aQuelle Midmar Mile for all that they contribute to making a difference to so many children – join us for 2023 to help us continue to give back to those from which cancer has taken so much.”

A word from our swimmers

Rudy Craps

Fundraising after a pandemic is never easy. I must admit, the amount of R20k was a bit of a challenge, but I made plans and we got creative (including auctioning

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Ryan Redman

I was privileged enough to swim 16 miles for Happy Bundles and what an honour it was. The work that Candice, Dan and their team do is phenomenal. Seeing the

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