Monthly Archives: December 2019

RFR TYGERBERG HONOURS BEATIE ELS, LONGEST SERVING VOLUNTEER

Reach for Recovery Tygerberg hosted a wonderful farewell event to say goodbye to Reach foRecovery's longest serving volunteer - Auntie Beatie Els.  Thank you to Cora and her team - it was a stunning effort by all of you. Beatie was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was still breastfeeding her baby.  In 1978 she [...]

RFR TYGERBERG HONOURS BEATIE ELS, LONGEST SERVING VOLUNTEER2019-12-03T09:20:06+00:00

REACH FOR RECOVERY HOSTS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN CAPE TOWN

On Saturday, 16 November 2019 Reach for Recovery held their national Annual General Meeting which was attended by board members, volunteers and members of the public.  Apart from the Annual Report delivered by our Chairperson, Stephné Jacobs we also had the privilege of being addressed by Dr Erna Prinsloo on Volunteer recruitment, burnout and dropout. [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY HOSTS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN CAPE TOWN2019-12-03T09:08:56+00:00

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