Rotary takes cancer seriously

2015-12-09 06:00

THE Rotary Club of Amanzimtoti is going to be working around the clock from now until end of December, selling material. People are encouraged to wrap “trees in pink” in front of their houses and offices.

“Just wrap anything in pink,” Khanya Hospice CEO, Neil McDonald said. This initiative will help raise funds for Hospice, which offers free palliative nursing care to patients diagnosed with cancer every day.

“Cancer is a serious matter, full stop. To be diagnosed with cancer can be a traumatic experience, not only for the patient, but for the family and friends of the patient,” McDonald stated.

“To be a cancer survivor is a luxury a lot of people do not have. It helps to be a member of a medical aid and to be supported by your loved ones while you concentrate on getting better. There are many patients who do not have a medical aid and have very little, if any, financial support, then this battle suddenly becomes a creature of a totally different nature. Helping those who need it most, is therefore the driving force behind the “Pink Trees” initiative.”

Start by contacting Rotary and contributing your first R100 for five metres of pink material. Rotary have bought one kilometre of pink material for the initiative and will be selling the pink material. Challenge your neighbours, colleagues, family, friends, by wrapping your trees, pillars, fences and even your business in pink. This should be great fun for a good cause.

“We challenge businesses from Isipingo to Hibberdene to donate R1 000 for a roll of 50 metres of pink material and drape the trees in front of their businesses or on their premises, or drape the poles if there are no trees in support of Hospice cancer awareness,” said McDonald.

Call Aneska Dupont on 083 255 2588, Priscilla on
083 446 7661 or visit ww.pinktrees.co.za - Supplied.

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