Bowlers raise funds for breast cancer

2016-04-14 06:00
=Estelle Botha, Chairlady of Reach for Recovery Uitenhage, receiving the donation from Ouboet Nell, President of Uitenhage Bowling Club. Photo: SUPPLIED

=Estelle Botha, Chairlady of Reach for Recovery Uitenhage, receiving the donation from Ouboet Nell, President of Uitenhage Bowling Club. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Support Group in Uitenhage was one of the Uitenhage Bowling Club beneficiaries receiving a fantastic amount of R10 500, with the Cancer Association receiving the other half.

The Uitenhage Bowling Club raised funds through its project which ran during 2015.

“Reach for Recovery would like to thank the Uitenhage Bowling Club for the fantastic and wonderful way of encouraging the community and their players to donate money towards breast cancer as well as overall cancer,” said Estelle Botha, Chairlady of Reach for Recovery.

“I was overwhelmed by their effort and kindness of thinking of ladies who battle with disease.”

She also said that silicon prosthesis is so expensive these days and she assured the members of the bowing club that the funds will be used for this purpose only.

“No women should be without one (prosthesis). My passion for those who battle financially has grown over the years. We, our volunteers and me, will see to it that these women are cared about.”

Volunteers from Reach for Recovery visit and give encouragement to newly diagnosed patients and families.

“This is why we raise funds and need donations so that we will be able to do this work. Our branch has taken it upon itself to raise money for bras. It is needed so that the patient receives a new bra with her prosthesis,” said Botha.

Reach For Recovery will be doing a Bra Drive soon, so look out for the big day and please give with a good heart. Bras needed are New Bodyline bras, full cup and broad bands, and no wire bras.

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