Monthly Archives: March 2017

George Peer Support Training

Over the weekend of March 10th -12th 13 Ladies from many walks of life were trained in George by Vice Chair Alison Ayre ably assisted by stalwarts Margie Heins (best muffin maker in George) and Veronica Bruce who had sourced out a good local catering service . Of these 3 were being retrained and 10 [...]

Cell C hands over funds raised for breast cancer survivors

Cell C handed over a cheque for a whopping R100 000 to the Reach for Recovery’s ‘Ditto Project’. The money, raised from the prestigious 2016 Cell C  Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo, will go towards providing women who have had mastectomies after being diagnosed with breast cancer with silicone prostheses. Said Suzette van der [...]

Donating To Breast Cancer

REACH FOR RECOVERY REACHING OUT TO SUDANESE WOMEN!

On Saturday, 4 March 2017, Annemarie Joubert, Chairperson of our RFR Pretoria Group was invited to do a breast cancer talk to a group of Sudanese women.  “I have never had so many questions and comments during any talk.  The ladies were all so interested in understanding the disease and how it can be detected [...]

R100,000! PLAYING FOR PINK CHEQUE HANDOVER AT INANDA, JOHANNESBURG

Ten Reach for Recovery volunteers from Geluksdal, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, West Rand and Pretoria were “tickled pink” when the organisation received a generous cheque of R100 000 towards the Ditto Project at the Inanda Country Club yesterday. Reach for Recovery volunteers Maggie du Plooy and Sandra Strydom from West Rand demonstrated a typical Peer support visit. [...]

Launch of new Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control

UICC is delighted to announce the launch of the Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control (KSBC), a series to support national implementation and scale up of effective, financed and sustainable breast cancer strategies   This International Women’s Day, UICC is proud to announce the launch of the Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control [...]

Making survivors feel whole

ARDATH DATNOW – BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR FROM KIMBERLEY

Thirty-eight years ago Kimberley resident Ardath Datnow was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, the diagnosis felt like a death sentence, but for Ardath it was the start of a new chapter in her life. “There was very little information available about cancer in those days, so when the Cancer Association decided to form [...]

INDERA MAHARAJ – DURBAN BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR AND REACH FOR RECOVERY VOLUNTEER

Seventeen years ago Durban resident Indera Maharaj’s life changed forever. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and began a journey that has seen her become an invaluable support to other women going through the same experience. Indera is Chairperson of the Durban Reach for Recovery Group.  Reach for Recovery is a national breast cancer patient [...]