Twinsavers Supports CANSA’s Breast Health Programme
For every special edition pack sold, Twinsaver donated R2 to CANSA and a total of R300 000 (three hundred thousand rand) was raised for the duration of the campaign.
“We are grateful to Twinsaver for their support in raising awareness about this disease and featuring courageous women. As an association, the funds will go towards breast cancer education and awareness, providing care and support through more mobile clinics in rural areas as well as updating current CANSA educational material”, says Lucy Balona, Head of Marketing and Communication at CANSA.
Twinsaver Honours Women with Special Edition Twin Ply
“Women are the heart of our society and should be celebrated for the role they play in our communities.” Twinsaver acknowledges the value of women and wanted the special edition pack to inspire change and be a symbol of awareness during Women’s month.
The ladies featured on the pack are all cancer survivors who shared their journey with us
(from left to right):
Innocentia Mahlangu, a 23-year-old mom found that finding out you have breast cancer in your early 20’s can be overwhelming: “From my experience, I realised that though we are supposedly the most informed generation, there is a great need for cancer awareness in township areas because education helps to demystify myths taboos surrounding the disease.” (Read her story…)
Stacey Cohen, a mother of 2 and I was diagnosed with stage three cancer at age 36: “I have learnt that life is so precious – don’t sweat the small stuff and celebrate every moment.” (Read her story…)
Sherine Kock, a 56-year-old mother to two daughters and a son, a grandmother and three times cancer survivor says: “I believe every woman has a hero within them and through my fight with cancer, I got introduced to my internal hero.” (Read her story…)
Georgina Mushi, a mother to 3 boys discovered a lump in her breast and later was diagnosed with breast cancer: “During this phase, I learnt it is important for one to cry, to feel and mourn cancer for the pain you face and the war you have to fight.” (Read her story…)
Jenna Skews, a daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend and like any ordinary 17 year old, she didn’t expect to be diagnosed with cancer and had to accept losing her breasts: “I believe the key to survival even when people think you have reached your lowest point is to look at what lies ahead. Focus on your goal and not your current circumstance.” (Read her story…)
- CANSA’s Women’s Health campaign
- CANSA’s Online Support Group for adult cancer Survivors (anyone who has heard the words ‘you have cancer’), who wish to share their story and encourage each other:
Champions of Hope – CANSA Survivors