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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Since it is Breast Cancer awareness month, I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring to tell you about the most amazing group of women who have really inspired me recently.
Journey of Hope is an initiative aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer, as well as money to fund reconstructive surgery for women who cannot afford it.
Government health in SA will pay for a masectomy at a gov hospital, but not the reconstruction after the fact, and any women will tell you how important that help would be to them in that situation.
Here are the facts, and hope (source: www.journeyofhope.co.za)
- One in 27 women are diagnosed with breast cancer
- Cancer does not account for colour or race as 17.9% of white women, 24,4% of Asian women, 18,2% of coloured women and 13,3% of African women are diagnosed with breast cancer
- With early detection and appropriate treatment, the survival rate is 95%
- Due to ignorance and lack of information and awareness, many women die of breast cancer in South Africa when the picture could have looked much different
- To unite in our passion for creating awareness
- Reach out to South Africans in an effective manner
- Attend to selected major cities and outlying areas in South Africa
- Assist in awareness through breast cancer support groups, HOG Chapters (Harley Owners Groups), and Hummer Clubs
- Organise events for fundraising purposes to be able to give 12 women the chance to change their lives by undergoing breast reconstruction surgery
- Spreading the message that breast cancer can be beaten if detected early enough
Please visit their website, donate if you can, learn about cancer and support the ladies when they go through your town this week.