Pink Trees for Pauline & CANSA Partner in Aiding Cancer Communities
July 2015 – The registered cancer organisation ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ started its 2015 project with the exciting announcement of the ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ Win a Car Competition, on 22 July 2015.
Now, only a week later, another thrilling statement came from the office of Pink Trees for Pauline’s Managing Director, Adri van Nieuwenhuizen:
CANSA will be collaborating with ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ in the 2015 project to make this unique drive an even bigger success! This means more hands and feet that will toil for weeks on end to wrap South Africa in pink in order to raise funds for our cancer communities.
Aim of ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’
The aim of ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ is to raise funds and awareness for all kinds of cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer and their families.
During the 2014 project nearly 65 km material was sold in 101 towns. The estimated population of these towns were 3 720 342 of which more than 75% are disadvantaged.
Benefitting Specific Cancer Communities
The biggest reward of ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ is knowing that funds raised in towns are allocated to the cancer communities of those specific towns.
A good example is Middelburg, Mpumalanga, where 7.2km material were sold. The ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ team donated Ensure cans, food vouchers, fuel for patients’ travel expenses, medical supplies, hired 2 oxygen tanks for patients and contributed to ambulance costs. This is merely one example of many where cancer communities benefitted directly from the funds raised.
The fact that CANSA came on board to work in association with ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ was greeted with much enthusiasm by all involved in the project.
How CANSA Will Participate
CANSA will roll out the project in towns where there are no existing ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ committees, and in towns where the project is already established CANSA will throw in their weight to assist where they can.
CANSA has more than 300 staff, 5 000 volunteers and over 30 CANSA Care Centres countrywide and is thus well placed to deliver its service to most communities in South Africa. CANSA offers to all communities a message of hope and an opportunity to get involved in the fight against cancer, by providing access to information and education to help reduce their risk. The mission and vision of CANSA underlines that of ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ and the cancer communities of South Africa will benefit greatly from this formidable partnership.
H.E. Luccock said “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” CANSA in association with Pink Trees for Pauline will without a doubt create a stunning symphony with the ‘Pink Trees for Pauline’ 2015 project. The crystal clear music will reach cancer communities all over South Africa with the distinctive message of hope, life and love.