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Breast Health Foundation

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The Breast Health Foundation, which is a Not for Profit Company, was established in April 2002 in conjunction with several companies and organisations to educate the public on Breast Cancer and breast health, increase awareness and empower women.
Its founding was facilitated by individuals who held deep concerns around women’s health issues in South Africa and had the intentions to educate the public on breast health issues in general and Breast Cancer in particular.

Tel: 0860 283 343

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

Ithemba Foundation

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Ithemba Foundation strives to raise awareness of depression as a biological illness, and raise funds for research about this disease. On our website you’ll find information about depression , where you can go for help, a little more about our foundation and how you can get involved. You can also apply online for a bursary for research relating to depression.

Ithemba means “hope” in isiXhosa. We aim to create hope by talking openly about depression and contributing to the knowledge about this disease.

e-mail: ithembafoundation@mweb.co.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

My Child has Cancer

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We are a collection of mothers whose children had cancer. Some of our children are in remission. Others have been taken from us. We have travelled this journey together, supporting each other to face whatever unpredictable hurdles this disease brings with it every day. There have been small triumphs and great tragedies, but our joys have been doubled and our pain halved by sharing and caring for each other’s families. We provide this service without charge to all families in need.

Our vision is to be there for families rocked by cancer across all income communities irrespective of religious background, race or social background in South Africa.

We do this by working directly with the primary family caregivers of children aged 0-18 diagnosed with cancer. We use tested methods that have worked very well in similar contexts elsewhere. In addition we aim to create a community of togetherness within and between families who are treated at various hospitals, both state and private.

To us, “being there” for each other means that every family knows and feels that there is someone they can call on who understands what they are going through on this journey, thereby reducing any feelings of isolation and hopelessness. We also understand and care about siblings of children with cancer as they also go through great trauma in this process.

Tel: 021 023 0237
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