Tea cups tinkle for St Luke’s, Cansa

2015-10-13 06:00
Beating cancer one cup at a time 
The Melomed company held its annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser last week. At the “high tea”-themed event at the Alhambra Restaurant at Islamia High School the company raised money for St Luke’s Hospice and C

Beating cancer one cup at a time The Melomed company held its annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser last week. At the “high tea”-themed event at the Alhambra Restaurant at Islamia High School the company raised money for St Luke’s Hospice and C

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More than a 100 women were encouraged to continue the fight against cancer when the Melomed Private Hospitals company hosted them at its annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser at the Alhambra Restaurant at Islamia High School last week.

“Together cancer can be beaten,” says Melomed’s Leizl Daniels.

According to her, cancer awareness and education remain pivotal in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Regular breast examination and screening are promoted as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility in support of government’s health campaign.

All proceeds of the ticket sales of the event were donated to St Luke’s Hospice (R10 000) and Cansa (R5 000).

Women from the local communities, current patients and survivors were invited to encourage and be encouraged in the ongoing battle against the debilitating disease.The event took the form of a high tea with much emphasis placed on decor and catering to ensure that the right scene was set for the information about cancer to be well received by the audience.

Guest speakers included resident specialists of Melomed as part of their support for the initiative.

The event was hosted by Dr Brenda Ford, a physician at Melomed Bellville and a cancer survivor himself, Dr Nadiya Ahmed, a general surgeon who also specialises in breast surgery at Melomed Gatesville, as well as Dr Imraan Parker, the resident oncologist at Melomed Gatesville.

More than a 100 women were encouraged to continue the fight against cancer when the Melomed Private Hospitals company hosted them at its annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser at the Alhambra Restaurant at Islamia High School last week.

“Together cancer can be beaten,” says Melomed’s Leizl Daniels.

According to her, cancer awareness and education remain pivotal in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Regular breast examination and screening are promoted as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility in support of government’s health campaign.

All proceeds of the ticket sales of the event were donated to St Luke’s Hospice (R10 000) and Cansa (R5 000).

Women from the local communities, current patients and survivors were invited to encourage and be encouraged in the ongoing battle against the debilitating disease.The event took the form of a high tea with much emphasis placed on decor and catering to ensure that the right scene was set for the information about cancer to be well received by the audience.

Guest speakers included resident specialists of Melomed as part of their support for the initiative.

The event was hosted by Dr Brenda Ford, a physician at Melomed Bellville and a cancer survivor himself, Dr Nadiya Ahmed, a general surgeon who also specialises in breast surgery at Melomed Gatesville, as well as Dr Imraan Parker, the resident oncologist at Melomed Gatesville.

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