You are invited to attend the open meetings of the breast cancer support group, Reach for Recovery. Bring a friend if you like and join us for tea or coffee, listen to an expert talk on a relevant topic, share your fears and problems, or simply chat to women who have had similar experiences.

BIG NEWS is that all our meetings this year will take place at Mediclinic Vergelegen in the Learning & Development Room (by kind arrangement of the Mediclinic management). Our meetings will now be held at different times and on different days – please check carefully below.

Changes to the programme might be necessary from time to time. Please check the District Mail (Somerset West), Eikestadnuus (Stellenbosch) and Bolander (Stellenbosch and Somerset West) for details of speakers and topics, or phone us on 082 357 0497.

2020 PROGRAMME Date Place and Time Speaker and Topic
Friday, January 31st Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Anél Kirsten: Veganism – is it healthier?
Thursday, February 27th Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Mariette Conradie: Lymphoedema awareness, risk reduction and effective treatment.
Thursday, March 26th Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Dr. D. Coolen: Wellness after breast cancer treatment.
Friday, April 24th Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Dr. I. Hitchin: What’s NEW in the management of breast cancer?
Thursday, May 28th Mediclinic Vergelegen 16:00 Anna Stoddard: Famous women and breast cancer, past and present.
Thursday, June 25th Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Dr L. Roodt: What is Project Flamingo?
Thursday, July 30th Mediclinic Vergelegen 16:00 Dr. J. Toogood: Reconstruction, options and outcomes.
Thursday, August 27th Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Naomi van Niekerk: Why mammograms matter.
Friday, September 18th Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Likeb4: A selection of prostheses, bras and swimwear presented by Vanessa Burger and Isla Lovell.
Friday, October 30th Mediclinic Vergelegen 10:00 Share and Care: Our last social gathering of the year. Come and share your experiences and enjoy the company of friends.