On Saturday, 29 August 2020, Reach for Recovery hosted a highly successful, informative and most inspiring 90-minute virtual volunteers’ mini-summit via Zoom. We welcomed almost 80 participants in attendance from across South Africa. Our speakers, Dr Jenny Edge (Head of the Breast and Endocrine Unit at the University of Stellenbosch) and life coach, Sally Joubert, [...]
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Our annual National Volunteers’ Day is celebrated both in commemoration of our 53rd year in existence and to honour and recognise the incredible and selfless work of our volunteer community. We exist because of those who serve. We want to thank each and every individual who has worked tirelessly to support those on their breast [...]
Our enterprising RFR Bloemfontein group decided they would not let lockdown stop them from showing how much they care about each other. Having had to cancel their Volunteers' Tea planned for March, they decided to replace it with a drive-through stand! The volunteers who assisted at the table ensured that they keep a safe distance, [...]
Reach for Recovery is extremely proud of our new Brand Ambassador, Cape Town-based singer Danielle Bitton, whose incredible story forms part of News24’s inspiring, “Faces of Lockdown” special project. The article showcases the incredible and courageous example set by leading South Africans to uplift and encourage their fellow citizens during lockdown. Danielle, who is fighting [...]
The Covid-19 Lockdown is a challenging time for many in South Africa and across the world. Reach for Recovery has been built on a foundation of social outreach, empathy and emotional support of our breast cancer community. We continue to encourage people to reach out to our team if people are in need of emotional [...]
Danielle Bitton, breast cancer survivor and Reach for Recovery ambassador will be presenting another balcony session this evening at 18:00, Don't miss the opportunity to listen to her beautiful voice when she will not only provide entertainment for her neighbours and friends in Sea Point, but also raise funds for our organisation. Please go to [...]
Reach for Recovery is proud and thrilled to introduce professional singer Danielle Bitton as our Ambassador. Danielle recently entertained her neighbours at her Sea Point flat and people living in flats nearby by singing from her balcony. Thousands of people who watch her videos online notice that she is completely bald - yes, she is [...]
The breast cancer support group Reach for Recovery is appealing to South Africans to support their Ditto Project. Launched in 2011, the project raises funds for external silicone breast prostheses that are provided free of charge to women who have undergone mastectomies. Says Stephné Jacobs, Board Chairperson of Reach for Recovery: “To date we have [...]
In response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and government’s declaration of a national disaster, Reach for Recovery has decided to suspend breast cancer patient support services in public and private hospitals with immediate effect. We understand and support the decision by many hospitals to restrict the number of visitors to patients in hospital. [...]
After 10 years , the Power of Pink Campaign which aims to raise funds for Reach for Recovery's Ditto Prosthesis Support Project reached the R5 million mark! This campaign has provided a silicone prostheses to more than 6500 state patients post a mastectomy due to breast cancer. On World Cancer Day, the Power of Pink [...]