Monthly Archives: November 2017

Western Cape training November 2017

A merry bunch of enthusiastic trainees from the Tygerberg, Cape Peninsula, Paarl and Somerset West / Stellenbosch groups spent 3 days at N1 City Netcare hospital with experienced volunteers and 3 excellent speakers learning to become fully fledged volunteers under the guidance of trainer and National Vice- Chair Alison Ayre. Reach for Recovery Western Cape [...]

RFR Uitenhage

Our RFR Uitenhage Group is doing such amazing awareness on breast cancer at various settings – at clinics, group meetings and even a parking area.   Check out the photos below: Middle Street Clinic, Uitenhage Middle Street Clinic, Uitenhage Park Centre Clinic, Uitenhage Women’s League afternoon tea, Uitenhage [...]

Breast cancer support: Surviving with dignity

VLV SUPPORTS REACH FOR RECOVERY

On 7th September 2017,  VLV Hanekam Branch hosted a Liz Meiring Show which was held in Uitenhage. Reach for Recovery was asked to pink up the event by decorating tables and the entrance hall to create awareness for breast cancer. The show was well supported over 190 people in attendance. We got to meet Liz [...]

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AT AEGIS COMPANY, VOLKSWAGEN, UITENHAGE

On 20th October 2017 local RFR Uitenhage Chairperson Estelle Botha was invited to do several breast awareness talks in 20 minute sessions at the Aegis Company within VW. It is a call centre where many people work on the same floor. Sessions started at 11:00am and ended at 3:30pm. What a great way to create [...]

FUEL ON WHEELS DONATES R5000 TO REACH FOR RECOVERY, UITENHAGE

Johan Oosthuizen is a local guy from Uitenhage who loves to raise funds for a special cause by cycling from city to city.  In October 2017 he cycled from Johannesburg to Durban to raise awareness for people who have to deal with a cancer diagnosis on a daily basis.  He decided to donate R5000 to [...]

FRANSKRAAL BREAST CANCER WALK

On 26 October 2017 members of the Franskraal and Gansbaai communities gathered to participate in the annual breast cancer awareness walk.  Despite raining conditions, the group enjoyed a lovely walk along the coast.  Franskraal Neighbourhood Patrol members manned the water station and also assisted some participants who could not finish the route.   After the walk [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY BOARD MEMBERS OF THE YEAR

During our recent Board of Management meeting, Stephné Jacobs awarded board member Edith Venter with a special Board Member of the Year Certificate for her outstanding services to Reach for Recovery.  Edith Venter’s Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo Event hosted at Inanda, Sandton in October 2016 raised R100,000 for our Ditto Prosthesis Support Project. [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Reach for Recovery hosted their Annual General Meeting on 4 November 2017  at Kolping Conference Centre in Durbanville.  Our guest speaker was Jill Ritchie, well-known philanthropist and fundraiser for non-profit organisations with more than 30 years of experience.  She shared her thoughts on the challenges facing non-profit organisations as far as fundraising is concerned.  Stephné [...]

PAARL HIGH TEA FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

On 5 October Paarl Reach for Recovery celebrated their 25th year and Reach for Recovery National’s 50years of delivering services to breast cancer patients and their families.  The event took place in Wellington where numerous exhibits were attended by the 180 guests.  This year each guest received a prize.  Guests enjoyed the presentation by Marion [...]