Breast Cancer Awareness Initiatives


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, one way or the other. If you’re asking yourself what you can do to help out, start by getting involved with a few initiatives to contribute to a great cause. Here are a few initiatives to look at!

Breast Cancer Awareness Initiatives - Joburg.co.za

Avon Justine iThemba

iThemba is a Zulu word, which means hope. The Avon Justine iThemba initiative gives hope to those suffering from breast cancer. To date, Avon Justine has raised an excess of R20 Million through the sale of special “pink ribbon” products for breast cancer education, awareness and screenings in South Africa. So, if you are looking to show your support to fight against breast cancer, this is your chance.

Avon Justine iThemba

Pink Drive

We are painting the town pink and want you to be part of it. PinkDrive, founded in 2009, is a health sector NGO. Their cardinal purpose is to prevent people from succumbing to breast, cervical, prostate and testicular cancer. They focus on citizens without access to reasonable care for these conditions, and who reside in areas where health services are unavailable.

Pink Drive

The Breast Health Foundation

The Breast Health Foundation (BHF) works hand-in-hand with several companies and organisations to educate the public about breast cancer and breast health, to increase awareness and empower women. Since its inception, the BHF has developed into a transparent and effective organisation that reaches the nation’s women. Their main focus is to raise money to spread the word of the importance of self-examination and medical care.

Cansa

This organisation is one of the leaders in the fight against cancer in South Africa, and have been since 1931. The purpose of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), is to offer a unique, integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. Their mission is to enable research with regards to lowering cancer risk; educating the public regarding symptoms, screening and risk reduction and providing care support to all people affected by cancer.

Cansa

AmaBele Belles

This is the first Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Racing Team in Africa. Their goals are as follows:

  • To introduce Breast Cancer Survivors to the sport of Dragon Boat Racing with the aim of improving their general physical fitness and psychological well-being, in so aiding their recovery.
  • To show that physical activity and a vibrant life exists after cancer.
  • To provide an image of health and inspiration to people with cancer from all sectors of society and to offer a support group of optimistic and dynamic friends to breast cancer survivors.

AmaBele Belles

Wings Of Hope

This non-profit organisation was established in 2012, to educate the public on breast cancer and breast health, and to increase awareness and empower women and men. Wings of Hope are a group of breast cancer survivors and volunteers who actively know how important finding a supportive community can be. They are a lifeline to information, support and encouragement through good times and bad times. Research has shown that support groups help reduce the three most significant stresses associated with cancer – loneliness, loss of control and loss of hope.

Wings Of Hope

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