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BRAS FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Wolnessie, a shop that sells wool in Paarl decided to raise awareness on breast cancer and invited members of the community to add a bra to the “washing line” outside the shop.  The response from the community has been great!  RFR Paarl added their own very pink bra.  

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 [...]

PLAYING FOR PINK ROADSHOWS

The Unlimited Group with Edith Venter is hosting a number of Roadshows as a build up to this year’s Playing for Pink campaign in aid of our Ditto Project.  The first event took place on 26 July 2018 at Jaguar Bryanston, hosted by The Ultimate Group and Kaya FM, and presented by Black, Cell C’s [...]

LAKE SMIT & PARTNERS DONATES R70,000!

RFR Durban were invited to the beautiful Mammography suite of Lake Smit & Partners and presented with a very generous cheque of R70 000, which was a percentage of mammograms that were done in October 2017.  RFR is so thankful for the awesome relationship and partnership they share with  Lake Smit & Partners. Reach for [...]

HUBBY DREAM TEAM

One of the many blessings of the RFR Durban team is the strong committed support of their ‘Hubby dream team”. Their men in pink are at all the events,  putting up banners and gazebo’s, handing out pamphlets, talking to the men, and telling them…. “men get it too” ! Working together, they truly are a [...]

KWAZULU NATAL TEAM RAISING AWARENESS ON EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

July was a busy month, where our volunteers reached out into a number of surrounding areas.  We are so thankful for our energetic, passionate and committed team who work tirelessly for this cause, and are so passionate about spreading awareness of breast cancer.  When detected early…  It CAN be beaten. A team of RFR volunteers [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY ‘REACHING OUT’ INTO RURAL COMMUNITIES

Breast Cancer awareness in our rural communities is so desperately needed. Due to the lack of information, patients are often diagnosed when it is  too late. Reach for Recovery Durban recently trained local volunteers and launched a support group in Kwandengezi.  The people streamed in…  and the queue kept growing until the hall was filled [...]