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CANSA

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Purpose & Mission

The Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA’s) purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa by offering a unique, integrated service to the public which involves holistic cancer care and support to all people affected by cancer. It’s mission is to be the preferred non-profit leader that:

enables research
educates the public
provides support to all people affected by cancer

CANSA needs YOUR support in the Fight Against Cancer

You can help CANSA fight cancer by raising funds online via GivenGain. GivenGain enables you to make a donation to an existing online fundraising project that we have created, alternately, you can become a fundraising activist for one of our online fundraising projects and manage your own fundraiser for us. Your supporters will be able to make a secure online donation directly to CANSA. Make a stand against cancer and become a fundraising activist TODAY!

For more information see www.cansa.org.za or email info@cansa.org.za or call 0800 22 66 22. Alternately, contact Lucy Balona, General Manager Marketing & Communication CANSA: email – lbalona@cansa.org.za or tel: 011-616 7662.

Contact Susann Breytenbach - sbreytenbach@cansa.org.za and telephone number (021) 689 5347/082 452 4706

Childrens Hospital Trust

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Since it was established in 1994, the Children’s Hospital Trust has funded prioritised projects and programmes at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and in 2011 implemented an outreach strategy to broadly impact on paediatric healthcare in the Western Cape Province. This has resulted in even more children being granted the best possible chance of living the life they were destined for. The Children’s Hospital Trust is driven by its commitment to get children back home where they belong – safe from injury and the burden of disease that is rife on the African continent.

The Hospital is a beacon of hope in child healthcare in Africa and provides a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists to diagnose and treat young patients who require complex medical interventions. A purpose-designed facility for children is crucial to ensure a world-class paediatric medical service is delivered – not only because children are physically smaller but also because medical intervention in children is far more intricate than in adults.

As the largest, stand-alone tertiary hospital dedicated entirely to child health in sub-Saharan Africa, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s stature far outweighs its 260 000 annual patient visits. It holds the hope of a healthy childhood, a parent’s faith in healing, and a medical professional’s gift of prevention and cure for tomorrow’s most precious resources – our children.

For detailed information on the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za.

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Contact Andrea Sasman at Andrea.Sasman@chtrust.org.za or phone +27 (0)21 686 7860

Drakenstein Hospice

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At Drakenstein Palliative Hospice we believe in caring for the community, in the community, with the community. Helping people, help people, to embrace life and living… a hopeful future.

Traditionally Hospices care for patients with an expectation of ‘dying’. Due to the changing nature of life-threatening illnesses and the poor socio economic climate and limited resources available, we care for not only the infected patients but also their children and the affected community who are confronted with an expectation of ‘living’ with a life-threatening illness and in very harsh conditions.

Contact: Elizabeth Scrimgeour at +27 (021) 8724060

Guide Dog Association South Africa

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Contact: Teagan Schwerin at 021 674 7395 or TeaganS@guidedog.org.za

Love your Nuts

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Running your nuts off for testicular cancer awareness

Our Purpose

The goal of Love Your Nuts (LYN) is to raise awareness of testicular cancer by educating communities about the rarely spoken about cancer that often remains undetected in young adults due to our diverse society in South Africa, where cultural taboos, stigmas and a lack of knowledge about the subject is widespread.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in the age group 15 to 40.

What we do

We believe that no men would die of testicular cancer if they knew about this young man’s cancer and were aware of how to prevent it.

Boys/men die for the following 2 reasons:

  1. During puberty the body changes. Boys feel these lumps but think it is part of growing up. So they think it will go away again. If they knew that it could be cancer their lives could have been saved!
  2. Men feel the lumps but find it too embarrassing to go to the doctor. If they knew that it could be cancer their lives could have been saved.

If we can bring awareness to all boys/men in an early stage in their lives they will be saved. Knowledge and early detection is the best weapon against cancer!

What you can do

Run in LYN branded gear to raise awareness and funds. If you have a GivenGain profile already please join the nuts team (https://www.givengain.com/cc/loveyournutsrunners/). If not, you are welcome to contact us how to get involved. We have limited numbers of entries for the Cape Town Marathon. If you raise more than R 750 on your GivenGain page we refund you your LYN merchandise. Contact us: talkballs@love-your-nuts.com

 

Torsten Koehler Tel +27 (0)21 8020 511; Email talkballs@love-your-nuts.com

MSSA

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Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system. Today over 2,500,000 people around the world have MS.

The purpose of MSSA organization is to create both awareness of this most debilitating disease and to provoke any and all suggestions which may lead to empowering multiple sclerosis sufferers in South Africa and in doing so put MSSA on the world wide map.

Non Smit – 021-9484160 or 0825505486

Peninsula School Feeding Association

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You can’t teach a hungry child.

3 out of 4 children go to school hungry every single day. Without the right nourishment they can’t concentrate in class, battle to retain information and have terrible stomach cramps. But now you can make a difference.

Tel: +27 (21) 447 6020 e:mail: info@psfa.org.za

Pink Drive

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South Africa’s best-loved Breast Cancer Community Carer – PinkDrive, is the  indispensable, tangible breast cancer Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) powering South Africa’s first mobile  PinkDrive Mammography Unit and PinkDrive Educational Unit through our country, driving home the fact that ‘Early Detection Saves Lives’. PinkDrive currently runs three “Pink” mobile breast check units, as well as three educational cars. All units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling various disadvantaged communities access to education, mammograms, clinical examinations and how to do breast self-examination. In March 2014, PinkDrive launched a new mobile unit.  This unit will address cervical cancer, as well as offering mammograms. On 7th August, PinkDrive launches its first Women’s Health clinic at Pretoria Railway Station. This is another first in South Africa.
Contact Noelene Kotschan at noelene@pinkdrive.co.za or phone +27 (0) 11 998 8022

Sunflower Fund

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Each year thousands of South Africans, mostly children and teenagers, are diagnosed with life threatening blood disorders such as leukaemia, marrow failure and aplasia. For most, their only chance of survival is a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Sometimes it’s possible for a relative to be a donor, but most patients (75%) are not so lucky and so a search for a matching, unrelated donor must begin. This is a daunting and traumatic task, with the chance of finding a matching donor just 1 in 100 000.

Imagine if South Africa had those 100 000 donors, people from all walks of life willing to give just two test tubes of blood to save a life?

The Sunflower Fund’s vision to give all South Africans diagnosed with Leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life, irrespective of their race and financial circumstances. It is The Sunflower Fund’s mission to educate and recruit a viable source of well-informed potential bone marrow stem cell donors who are ethnically diverse, in an effort to save the lives of those needing a transplant when suffering from life-threatening blood disorders like Leukaemia.

The Fund is appealing to people of all races and between the ages of 18-45 to become donors so that all patients are afforded the opportunity to undergo a lifesaving transplant. At the same time funds need to be raised to pay for the molecular (DNA) typing of these expensive blood tests (R2000) when they recruit each new donor. The Sunflower Fund is raising funds for this purpose but relies heavily on public donations to continue the important work that they do.
Events and campaigns are organised all over South Africa to raise the necessary funds such as National Bandana Day and various Miles4Marrow events. By partaking in The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and choosing to run for The Sunflower Fund, you would be assisting them in raising funds and creating the awareness that is so desperately needed to save more lives. If you would like to make a donation please visit: http://www.givengain.com/cause/3181/

Thank you in advance for your very generous donation and for giving hope to patients suffering from leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders. If you would like to find out more about becoming a bone marrow stem cell donor please call 0800 12 10 82 or visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za

Contact Tarryn Corlett at Tarryn@sunflowerfund.org.za or phone 0800 12 10 82