Monthly Archives: October 2016

PAARL REACH FOR RECOVERY OCTOBER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS TEA

On 6 October 2016 Paarl Reach for Recovery Group hosted their annual Breast Cancer Tea event in Wellington. The Frank Pieterson School of Music in Paarl created a welcoming atmosphere with beautiful music and showcasing the amazing local talent in Paarl. The 174 guests who attended the event were entertained by motivational guest speaker, Wanda [...]

Advocates For Breast Cancer: South Africa

Within the South African public health space, the bare minimum of breast cancer treatment options are very often not even managed - so how do our public health survivors navigate their post-mastectomy recovery where even one breast prosthesis costs R700? Reach For Recovery is "a breast cancer support organisation with a unique focus on breast [...]

ANNUAL REPORT 2015/2016

Please click here to download the 2015/2016 Annual Report

RFR PENINSULA GROUP EXHIBITS IN “HOSPITAL STREET”, GROOTTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL

On Monday, 17 October and Wednesday 19 October, four Volunteers from Reach for Recovery (R4R) Cape Peninsula branch (Michele Coe, Margaret Selberg, Carla Lind and Caroline Geoghagen), held an exhibition in “Hospital Street” in Grootte Scuur Hospital (GHS) in Cape Town. This formed part of GHS breast cancer awareness campaign. Sister Fish gave us handmade [...]

No more delays Minister Davies – we need medicines

27 September 2016 – PRETORIA: Today, more than 1000 activists from the Fix the Patent Laws campaign will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pretoria. They are demanding that the DTI take urgent steps to fix South Africa’s outdated patent laws so that everyone can get the medicines they need. “Currently [...]

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GET THEIR LIFE BACK

Because the scary thing is that it’s not over, even when it’s over What do you do when you’ve survived a life-or-death situation, have ended up minus one or even two breasts and have no financial means to afford breast prostheses1 let alone breast reconstruction? Plus you’re experiencing an intense lack of self-esteem, depression and [...]

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT, BOTANICAL GARDENS, DURBAN

A very successful Breast Cancer Awareness event at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, 5 October 2016, kicked off Reach for Recovery Durban’s 2016 campaign.  We have certainly outgrown this beautiful venue.  It was filled to capacity with 300 guests. We are so very proud of our amazing KZN team who together pulled this off [...]

‘DIY-ME TIME ‘ REACH FOR RECOVERY TEA HELD IN BLOEMFONTEIN

On 24 September our long anticipated ‘DIY-ME TIME ‘ REACH FOR RECOVERY TEA was held in Bloemfontein.  From the word go this project was blessed with the most amazing sponsors and open hearts and hands. From the venue, the tea and eats to the most wonderful prizes and a  goody bag….most of which was generously [...]

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GET THEIR LIFE BACK

Because the scary thing is that it’s not over, even when it’s over What do you do when you’ve survived a life-or-death situation, have ended up minus one or even two breasts and have no financial means to afford breast prostheses1 let alone breast reconstruction? Plus you’re experiencing an intense lack of self-esteem, depression and [...]