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As part of their Good Business Journey, Woolworths is proud to support the Breast Health Foundation. Through the sale of each bag and bracelet, Woolworths donates R10 to the Breast Health Foundation to support the work they do.
WHAT IS THE BREAST HEALTH FOUNDATION?
The Breast Health Foundation, which is a Not for Profit Company, was established in April 2002 in conjunction with several companies and organisations to educate the public on breast cancer and breast health, increase awareness and empower women.
The company has been formed to be a transparent and effective mechanism of reaching our nation. Any money raised is used to teach women the importance of self-examination and medical examination. The aim is to put to rest myths surrounding breast cancer and to have an open forum where women feel that they can come forward with their problems.
The Directors and members of the Breast Health Foundation have been chosen because of their expertise in the field of breast cancer as well as their desire to do something for the women in our communities. Traditionally women in Africa have been seen as the heart and soul of the family. By ensuring their health, by educating them it perpetuates a mind-set of health education that moves on to children, husbands and partners.
There are many organisations helping women and particularly aimed at breast cancer. What is different about the Breast Health Foundation is the fact that experts in the field of breast cancer, from general practitioner to specialist level are used to guide the use of funds.
Increase the awareness of breast health;
Promote education and treatment;
Provide support in respect of breast health.
Create breast health awareness in the community.
Ensure individual access to information.
Potentiate access to appropriate healthcare resources.
Ongoing audit of operational effectiveness.
Offer emotional and informative support.
WHAT’S THE PROJECT OBJECTIVE?
To roll out Mobile education Units to new districts that will be based at the clinics on a rotation basis. Trained Community Educators are available to assist anyone with breast health issues. They will also providing talks to the visitors at the clinics and any other organisations in the area.Through assistance and working with the local health authorities we aim to educate and promote “early detection saves lives
WHAT PROJECT WILL THE FUNDS SUPPORT?
To underwrite and support the operational expenditure of our flagship projects, specifically the initiation and deployment of:
Mobile Education Units to service the Corporate and Public sector. We current have 4 unit in Gauteng, Western Cape and KZN.
HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED IN FURTHERING THIS PROJECT?
The funds received will be utilised to employ 2 breast cancer survivors to be trained as Community Educators. They will visit public clinics to educate and empower women on breast health and provide emotional and informative support to those affected by breast cancer.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT?
By purchasing the Woolworths bag and the rRelate bracelet, you have already recognised that we need to do all we can to support breast health awareness
We invite all South African companies and individuals to become part of the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) evolution. Be it by ad hoc philanthropic donation, dedicated project funding with defined objectives, innovative campaigns or education and awareness projects.
WHO IS WORKING ON THIS PROJECT?
Prof Carol Ann Benn, Dr Sarah Rayne, Louise Turner – COO
OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS
ASCO, Astra Zeneka, NetCare, Novartis, Lancet, Word for Word Media, Nestle, Discovery, Vodacom
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