Reach for Recovery Durban KZN are thrilled to welcome 11 precious ‘new additions’ to our RFR family.  After an intense 3 day course, our Breast Cancer survivors were equipped with the skills and knowledge, which was transferred with warmth, caring and respect.  Our facilitator & trainer, Anette Simenton, a registered Social Worker, presented this course in a professional, gentle manner, where a safe environment was created allowing the participants to acknowledge their strengths and challenges. 

The medical segment was once again presented by Helen Loudon, our Medical professional in an interesting, informative and easy to understand manner.  Natalie Bowden, one of our RFR volunteers, a registered dietitian with  BSc hons in Nutrition and Dietetics, gave an informative presentation on nutrition, and answering many questions we are so often asked. 

We have had such positive feedback from our trainees, who enjoyed the course immensely, and picked up on the close bond and wonderful vibe that exists within our group.  They are all now equipped and very eager to complete their practical training as they go with a trained volunteer on their ‘buddy visits’.  

Our volunteers are all united in our passion to encourage and assist newly diagnosed breast cancer patients just embarking on this journey of breast cancer, as they  ‘Reach for Recovery’. 

The group included 4 members from the Cancer Association of South Africa who joined the training for the first two days.

The group included 4 members from the Cancer Association of South Africa who joined the training for the first two days.

The Class of 2017 Front:  The golden oldies J   from left;  Anette (Social worker/trainer),  Indera (Chairlady Dbn) Jenny(Regional Chairlady)  Nirri (BOM & co-chair) Back:  Odette, Engela, Ayanda, Heather, Claudia, Nikki, Sandy, Tammy, Tia, Kogi.

The Class of 2017
Front:  The golden oldies J   from left;  Anette (Social worker/trainer),  Indera (Chairlady Dbn) Jenny(Regional Chairlady)  Nirri (BOM & co-chair)
Back:  Odette, Engela, Ayanda, Heather, Claudia, Nikki, Sandy, Tammy, Tia, Kogi.

Roleplay is an important part of the training:  “Patient” Indera Maharaj, Trainee Tammy Du Plessis with Anette, the facilitator, watching on to guide and evaluate.

Roleplay is an important part of the training: “Patient” Indera Maharaj, Trainee Tammy Du Plessis with Anette, the facilitator, watching on to guide and evaluate.