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HERMANUS REACH FOR RECOVERY REJUVENATED

Spread over two weekends four peer support volunteers from Hermanus and two from Somerset West were trained by National Vice Chair Alison Ayre at the CANSA offices in Onrus. Reach for Recovery is very grateful for free the use of their facilities. Annaleen Genade has taken over the Chair of the group and Antoinette Jooste [...]

HERMANUS REACH FOR RECOVERY REJUVENATED2019-12-03T09:03:48+00:00

RFR VAAL TRIANGLE HOSTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT

RFR Vaal Triangle recently launched a lovely event to raise awareness of breast cancer. Their guest speaker was Dr Cat Strauss who talked about breast cancer and thanked RFR volunteers for their support to breast cancer patients.   Vernon Muso, a local singer entertained the guests with beautiful songs and encouraged the men in the audience [...]

RFR VAAL TRIANGLE HOSTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT2019-12-03T08:56:32+00:00

REACH FOR RECOVERY JOHANNESBURG YEAR END FUNCTION

Jhb had their year-end function at the beautiful The View Tvl. Scottish on Sat 16th November.  It was a lovely morning, with delicious finger food and great company. Was wonderful to have some new guests and ladies interested in becoming volunteers.  The guest seaker was Wil’s inspirational gym trainer, Janette Kocks, who gave talk on [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY JOHANNESBURG YEAR END FUNCTION2019-12-03T08:53:00+00:00

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IN KIMBERLEY

Reach for Recovery, Kimberley Branch, hosted their annual Fund-Raising event on Saturday, 2 November 2019. Despite it being Rugby World Cup Final, our team was able to fill the venue with 280 guests. Our guest speaker, Madelene Loots, is a Wife of one, a Mother of three, a Teacher of many, Ambassador for Parkrun N.C., [...]

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IN KIMBERLEY2019-12-03T08:46:42+00:00

RFR TYGERBERG CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF SUPPORT SERVICES AT TYGERBERG HOSPITAL

RFR Tygerberg hosted a number of awareness events across the Northern Suburbs in Cape Town.  They visited the Light House in Parow, N1 City Hospital, Ruyterwacht Seniors and Ravensmead Hospital.  One of the highlights was celebrating one year at their office at Tygerberg Hospital Breast Unit.  Volunteers man the office on a daily basis and [...]

RFR TYGERBERG CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF SUPPORT SERVICES AT TYGERBERG HOSPITAL2019-12-03T08:40:22+00:00

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES ESTABLISHED IN PORT ALFRED

When Cherryll Riddin, previously a volunteer with RFR Pretoria,  moved to Kenton-on-Sea/Port Alfred from Pretoria, she wondered how she could continue her volunteer work at Reach for Recovery by visiting patients in hospital.  Very few people in the area had heard of Reach for Recovery.  There are no hospitals performing lumpectomies or mastectomies close by.  [...]

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES ESTABLISHED IN PORT ALFRED2019-12-03T08:29:33+00:00

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IN JOHANNESBURG

Shirley Gottschick, Chairperson of RFR Johannesburg gave an informative talk on breast cancer and how we can offer support at The International Women’s Club  General Meeting at the Bryanston Country Club .  She described it as a  great time of sharing and even meeting some fellow survivors.  The group also did three awareness talks at [...]

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IN JOHANNESBURG2019-12-03T08:20:41+00:00

SPAR SUPPORTS REACH FOR RECOVERY JOHANNESBURG

The annual Spar Women's Challenge “Joburg’s most beautiful road race” was held during October at Marks Park in Johannesburg.  Reach for Recovery Jhb volunteers were proud representatives at RfR stand.  A few ladies walked/ran the 5km or 10km with about 14,000 other participants. As main beneficiary of this race, we received an extremely generous donation, [...]

SPAR SUPPORTS REACH FOR RECOVERY JOHANNESBURG2019-12-03T08:14:14+00:00

FRANSKRAAL WALKS FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Franskraal recently hosted a breast cancer awareness walk in  134 members of the small community  participated.  Each member received a gift bag with a beautifully painted shell and handmade book mark.  The shells were painted and donated by Karin Nel who lives in Pretoria and enjoys an annual summer vacation at Franskraal.  After the walk, [...]

FRANSKRAAL WALKS FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS2019-12-03T08:10:11+00:00

RFR PENINSULA RECEIVES MASTECTOMY WEAR FROM SVN FOUNDATION

RFR Peninsula recently received donated mastectomy wear from SVN Foundation.  We would like to thank the founder and breast cancer survivor, Samantha van Nelson and her sister, Leander for the much needed mastectomy bras and prostheses.  Founded in 2017, SVN Foundation is a non-profit organisation providing free, professional support services and information to help breast [...]

RFR PENINSULA RECEIVES MASTECTOMY WEAR FROM SVN FOUNDATION2019-12-03T08:05:33+00:00