Every October, Dr Apffelstaedt participates in a broad range of events that address issues surrounding breast cancer. This year, he will also endorse the NGO in its fundraising campaign by donating all the money collected at these events to the Ditto Project in the Western Cape.
In addition, Dr Apffelstaedt will fund a collaborative awareness campaign to assist Reach for Recovery in highlighting the project and driving donations.
“Reach for Recovery wants to help these women who come from low income group to feel confident again after the traumatic diagnoses and surgery. We believe that a breast prosthesis is an important step in her recovery, especially to those women from communities where a there is still a stigma attached to a cancer diagnoses. A more natural appearance with a breast prosthesis, together with the emotional support that she can continue to receive from Reach for Recovery volunteers through support groups, will help her to return to her place of employment and continue to provide for her family”, says Dr Apffelstaedt.
“We are very happy to have Dr Apffelstaedt endorsing the Ditto Project. This new collaboration, based on similar beliefs, will strongly contribute to enhancing our project through the voice of an expert on breast health management,” concludes Jacobs.