Monthly Archives: September 2018

WESTERN CAPE PEER SUPPORT TRAINING

Vice Chair of Reach for Recovery S.A. Alison Ayre lead this year’s training (August) which was different in several ways as only one of the original 6 applicants actually attended the training! There were 10 experienced volunteers who attended the refresher course of which 2 partook in the Train the Trainer course. This was the [...]

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS DAY HELD IN MBABANE, SWAZILAND

On 15 September 2018, Stephné Jacobs, Chairperson of the Reach for Recovery (RFR) Board of Management was the guest of honour at a  breast cancer survivors day which was held at Matenga Cultural Village in Mbabane, Swaziland.  She was invited by the Swaziland Cervical and Breast Cancer Network (SBCCN), a non-profit organisation with whom RFR [...]

DIGNITY IN THE FACE OF EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL TRAUMA

As one of South Africa’s oldest breast cancer support organisations, Reach for Recovery has provided over 5000 underprivileged women, unable to afford prostheses on their own, with silicone breast prostheses. October is traditionally Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s worthwhile including this very common disease in the topics that are aired in Women’s Month. According to [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY CAPE PENINSULA OUTREACH PROGRAMS IN HEIDEVELD AND SAPS MANENBERG

Anneleen Hobbs and Elizabeth Cupido  visited the  Heideveld Library on 23 August for a very successful breast cancer outreach with 30 pensioners and Library staff. Four of the pensioners are breast cancer survivors ! Our volunteers enjoyed a wonderful morning of breast cancer awareness and other activities at the SAPS Manenberg Women's Day Programme in [...]