05 November 2010

Crafts for Cancer raises R10 000

Pink Lady apples hosted their first ever Crafts for Cancer day and raised R10 000 for Tygerberg Hospital's Breast Clinic Transport Project.

Pink Lady® apples hosted their first ever Crafts for Cancer day on Saturday 30 October 2010 in the beautiful surroundings of De Grendel Wine Estate. The event was held to raise funds for the Tygerberg Hospital’s Breast Clinic Transport Project. 

Approximately 30 women per month are diagnosed with breast cancer at this Breast Clinic and 70% of them have a very low income if any at all. Although treatment costs are covered by Government, they more often than not cannot afford the transport costs to and from the hospital for regular radiotherapy sessions. As a result they may not get the treatments they need to save their lives.

A delicious lunch was served on the balcony overlooking the farm towards Cape Town and the bay up to Table Mountain. “We were honored to have Professor Apffelstaedt head of the Tygerberg Hospital’s Breast Clinic join us for lunch, where he entertained our guests with both interesting and educational information on Breast Cancer,” said Matthews.


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