Think pink: SAPF Margate Women's Network host breast cancer awareness day

2010-10-25 00:00

THE South African Police Force (SAPF) Margate Women’s Network organised a day to create awareness for the fight against breast cancer at Margate’s Village Tavern on Friday.

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, all of the ladies in attendance were encouraged to wear pink to show their support for the fight against the disease.

In addition, cupcakes and desserts were decorated in lashings of pink — there were even pink coloured cold drink.

Secretary for the Margate Women’s network cluster, Michelle Stapelberg, said that the day was a success.

“We got in a lady from Margate Hospital who educated us on how to conduct a mammogram [breast cancer X-ray] and it was very helpful,” said Stapelberg.

“The day as a whole was extremely successful.”

Stapelberg added that the aim of the Margate Women’s Network is to provide help to the community whenever it can.

“We are always doing little things to help out, but breast cancer is something we consider to be very important,” she said.

“Today was not about raising money, but about raising awareness and the great work by all of the ladies definitely did that.

“We didn’t only have police women here either, but women from all walks of life attended and that was also very encouraging.”

 

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