Pink Lady apples together with Tru-Cape Marketing hosted their sixth annual Crafts for Cancerworkshop on Saturday, 19 of September at D’Aria function venue, Durbanville.
Seventy percent of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the Breast Clinic of Tygerberg Hospital are in the low income bracket, and whilst the government covers the treatment costs, their transport costs to and from the hospital for regular radiotherapy sessions often become a barrier to entry. Radiotherapy sessions last for either 16 or 25 days and the transport costs for these patients are often too high.
“The continued support we have had from ladies throughout the Western Cape over the years has been phenomenal,” says Liza Matthews, marketing manager of Pink Lady. “Every year we are blown away by the enthusiasm and passion each and every lady shows for our event and the charity we support.”
This year the ladies in attendance enjoyed a morning learning the art of lino printing with Lizel Cloete, craft editor for Ideas magazine. After the crafts, lunch was served and Rocco de Villiers, a pianist, provided entertainment for the afternoon.
Prof. Apffelstaedt gave a talk on breast cancer and breast health, providing some important knowledge around early detection.