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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, [...]

SURVIVORS TEA HELD IN UITENHAGE

A Survivors Tea was held on the 28th October at The Caledon Guest House in Uitenhage. A wonderful lady, Esmé Van der Merwe, provided the venue, draping, and décor on the tables at the entrance free of charge. We were truly blessed by her generosity. The refreshments were sponsored by AGIS Outsourcing. Our Guest speaker [...]

New service at Tygerberg Hospital Breast Clinic

On Monday, 29 October 2018,  RFR Tygerberg’s dream came true – their own office at the Breast Clinic at Tygerberg Hospital! The office allows them to provide one on one support to patients who just had their diagnosis confirmed – what a wonderful way to support patients during this very emotional time.  Volunteers will take [...]

My afternoon with breast cancer survivor – Cindy-Lyn

I met Cindy-Lyn at a local coffee shop on a hot October afternoon. I had previously asked Reach for Recovery if I would be able to speak to one of their patients – someone who had received both the support from Reach for Recovery as well as the prostheses from The Ditto Project. One of [...]

Breast Cancer: The driving force behind The Ditto Project

In last week's blog post I introduced “Reach for Recovery’s Ditto Project and elaborated on their work on providing low income breast cancer survivors with silicone breast prostheses in an effort to help them restore their confidence, feel as though their body is “back in balance,” so to speak, and help them return to their daily [...]

Breast Cancer: Breaking the mould by providing moulds!

By now we are well into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month of advice, tips and general information on the disease being offered and shared. While this information garners much media attention, as it rightfully should, what of the wonderful NGOs which are playing a big role in breast cancer survivors’ lives? I’ve recently been [...]

BRUNCH FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

On 4 October 2018, Reach for Recovery Paarl hosted a Brunch to create awareness of breast cancer.  The event was attended by 160 guests.  While feasting on a variety of eats and drinks, Adagio, a local group entertained guests with beautiful songs from way back then and current ones. The Paarl Group once again donated [...]