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REACH FOR RECOVERY RECEIVES FUNDING FROM LOTTO

Reach for Recovery is very grateful to have been granted an amount of R338,268 from the National Lotteries Commission! The funds will be used to continue delivering practical and emotional support services to breast cancer patients and their families. Reach for Recovery’s volunteers support more than 5000 breast cancer patients per year. Although this service is [...]

LACE UP FOR CANCER

This year's Lace up for Cancer that took place on Sunday, 24 February in Cape Town is reported to be one of the biggest in the history of the event! The annual event includes a 5km or 10km walk in support of those who have lost their loved ones or fought against cancer. The organizations were extremely [...]

BREAST HEALTH EDUCATION AT BELL EQUIPMENT

Shirley Gottschick, Chairperson of RFR Johannesburg was invited to address ladies working at Bell Equipment on breast cancer. Shirley shared with the group how important early detection for breast cancer is to ensure successful treatment and a full recovery.  The ladies were also informed of the services that REACH for Recovery provides to breast cancer patients and [...]

PLAYING FOR PINK DONATES R150,000 TO REACH FOR RECOVERY

Reach for Recovery is grateful to have received a wonderful donation of R150,000 from the Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo event hero in October 2018 for the fourth consecutive year. This event does not only generate much needed money to benefit many people and impoverished women enabling them to feel confident again after having experienced [...]

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. [...]