Monthly Archives: November 2018

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AT HOSPITALS IN PIETERMARITZBURG

Reach for Recovery, Pietermaritzburg were once again kindly hosted at Mediclinic hospital, Netcare St Anne’s and Hilton Life hospitals throughout October. It was exciting to also be invited to Howick Hospital, Daymed Hospital and Midlands Medical Private Hospital this year. Denise, Cicely, Sabitha, Deirdre, Janine and Jane took turns running Breast cancer awareness campaigns at [...]

COMMUNITY SHOWS LOVE AND APPRECIATION TO RFR VOLUNTEER

On the 1st of October Janine  Elliot, Reach for Recovery volunteer in Pietermartizburg was “Yarn bombed”! Each year, Janine buys pink fabric,and winds it around the large Palm tree in front of her home,for the Month of October. This year, on Monday, 1st October she came out of her driveway to see this huge display [...]

RFR DURBAN SUPPORTS BIGOSA CONFERENCE IN DURBAN

Reach for Recovery Durban were honoured to represent RFR and assist at the 7th conference of Medical professionals, BIGOSA, held at the Gateway Hotel Conference Centre.  The Theme this year was “Moving from disease-focused treatment to personalised and more patient-centred care” . It was a 3 day informative and vital conference elated to breast health [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY PENINSULA’ S AWARENESS DRIVE FOR THE POWER OF PINK CAMPAIGN

Reach for Recovery Peninsula volunteers spent a very busy month raising awareness of breast cancer at various venues across the cape Peninsula.  They started off with an awareness and promotion drive for the Power of Pink at different Pick ‘n Pay stores across the Peninsula.  The Power of Pink Campaign is a fundraising project for [...]

“PRETTY IN PINK” AWARENESS BREAKFAST HELD IN KIMBERLEY

Reach for Recovery Kimberley hosted a “Pretty-in-Pink” Breakfast on Saturday, 17 October 2018.  The event was held at The Kimberley Club Boutique Hotel, and was attended by 160 guests .  We were especially pleased to welcome members from the Bloemfontein Branch at our event.  The Acting Chair Lady, Tania Naudé, welcomed our guests, and acted [...]

RFR KIMBERLEY REACHES OUT TO RITCHIE COMMUNITY

Yasmina Steytler, a passionate volunteers from RFR Kimberley recently attended an Awareness March in Ritchie on 26 October 2018.  The march ended at the Ritchie Clinic.   The community raised concerns about the high incidence of cancer in the community and the need for regular screenings and awareness sessions.  Yasmina introduced Reach for Recovery and our role [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY SOUTHERN CAPE YEAR END FUNCTION HELD IN GEORGE

Reach for Recovery Southern Cape held their year end function at Red Berry Farm just outside George.  Chairperson, Ann Carstens, handed out certificates of appreciation to the volunteers representing George, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.  The group  faced many challenges which affected their area : drought, fires, and personal illness, but they pulled through.  [...]

RFR KWAZULU NATAL ATTENDS MORE THAN 40 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENTS!

Our awesome, committed, passionate team of KZN Volunteers, have given 110% over this past month to promote breast cancer awareness, and support and encourage patients that cancer can be beaten. Our volunteers have attended over 40 events, (and there are only 31 days in October), and shared the love and support tirelessly. The Reach for [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY OUTREACH EVENTS IN LADYSMITH, KZN

Reach for Recovery Ladysmith was launched earlier this year at the Royal Show. The two recently trained volunteers, were hard at work at an early morning “Park Run”, where the contestants all received an information pamphlet with vital information as they completed the course. Later in the afternoon, Reach for Recovery attended a Rotary Event, [...]

SA NAVY FLEET MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS RFR PENINSULA

The SA Navy Fleet Motorcycle Association under Captain Werner Slabbert came to hand over a monetary donation to Reach for Recovery Cape Peninsula branch on 14 November. It formed part of their charity ride and chosen NGO for 2018. Carla Lind, Chairperson received the ceremonial cheque with some of the group's volunteers, all in pink, [...]