On 16 September about 250 ladies gathered at the MONTEBELLO function venue for Reach For Recovery Bloemfontein’s second tea party to raise awareness on breast cancer.  The theme this year was “50 shades of pink”.  Each host was expected to decorate her table accordingly…there were some beautiful tables in many shades of pink.  The event started off with a team from CURVES leading the guests in the “CURVES DANCE” – a lovely way to get everybody moving.  The guest speaker was Yolanda Korkie who inspired guests with her talk of her ordeal and how she coped with it, and lessons to be learned.

After a lovely brunch, the lucky draw was held. There were 46 prizes to hand out.  The last category was for ladies wearing pink underwear….and there were quite a few contenders!!!

There also was a testimonial from one of the group members, Annemarie Cronjé,  on how the diagnosis of breast cancer changed her life.  Thereafter they held a blue ribbon ceremony where Yolanda Korkie, Sonja Grobbelaar (who provided the venue at no cost) and Heila van Heerden who is our R4R  anchor in Bloemfontein, all receiving this recognition for making a difference.

Guests could visit stalls ranging from TUPPERWARE, ANNIQUE, MIGLIO  and also lovely jewelry and clothing.

The morning just went by too quickly.  Reach for Recovery received 177 bras from the guests for the Ditto Project.   This will enable recipients of a subsidized silicone prosthesis to also receive a new bra.

RFR Bloemfontein hopes to make this a yarly event………it is just too much fun not to do again!!!!   They also have a project with the local  GREENSIDE  nursery.   They have ordered 200 REACH FOR RECOVERY  roses to sell in October……this is also the month of roses in our city of roses.  All profit made will be donated to REACH FOR RECOVERY.
GREEDSIDE also has sponsored a double page article in the GET IT MAGAZINE that will be available in October.

For more photos on the event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Reach-for-Recovery-Bloemfontein-662096243937469/?fref=mentions&pnref=story

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Annemarie Cronje and Yolanda Korkie

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Dr Ilse de Wit, Chairperson of RFR Bloemfontein