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REACH FOR RECOVERY’S DITTO PROJECT RECEIVES HUGE DONATION FROM THE POWER OF PINK CAMPAIGN

Since 2011 the South African Mushroom Farmers Association, Pick n Pay and Mpact have donated huge amounts of money towards REACH for Recovery's Ditto Project - a project that aims to provide indigent women with a silicone prosthesis after a mastectomy. This year the donation is the biggest amount ever - R606,850 !! Every person who purchased [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY CELEBRATES WORLD CANCER DAY AT TYGERBERG HOSPITAL

World cancer day was celebrated at Tygerberg Breast Clinic with an Open day function organized by Dr. Jenny Edge. The idea was to introduce all the role-players to the staff of Tygerberg Hospital and the role each organization had in the successful functioning of the breast clinic. Attending the function were Volunteers from Reach for [...]

NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM STEPHNE JACOBS, CHAIRPERSON OF RFR BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

We're wishing everyone a festive season filled with joy and love! Here is our message from Stephné and below some lyrics from the *song she references in the words below. "Because of You" - Inspired by #Reach4Recovery We want to be close to you When you are in need So many walked this road before Understand [...]

RFR JOHANNESBURG HOSTS YEAR END FUNCTION AT NEW OFFICE

RFR Johannesburg held their Year End Volunteer Celebration at their new office on Saturday, 17 November 2018. It was well attended and a great opportunity for volunteers to spend some time getting to know each other (and new chairperson!) and share ideas. On a  boiling hot day, they had representation from North, South, East and [...]

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DRIVE IN KRUGERSDORP

It was a busy October month for RFR West Rand with many awareness campaigns and presentations. The Netcare Pinehaven hospital in Krugersdorp invited the group to have a permanent display in the hospital foyer during October. Volunteers manned a stall there every Wednesday and Friday, 9 days in total, for awareness purposes and to let [...]

RFR EAST LONDON WELCOMES SURVIVORS TO YEAR END FUNCTION

Reach for Recovery East London held its annual end of year breakfast at Pine Creek Restaurant on Saturday morning. We were elated to have new survivors join us. What an awesome morning. We truly hope the new survivors have been inspired by us who have survived this dreaded disease and who have overcome the treatment. [...]

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 [...]