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Thank You

Thank You

We want to thank all doctors, nurses and hospital staff for taking such good care of breast cancer patients, thank you for always treating your patients with love, compassion and consideration. While patients and their families go through a very tough time, you are there with them every step of the way. You make sure these patients are comfortable, clean, fed, have a hand to hold when they need it or just a sincere smile and friendly face. You understand that the horror in some peoples lives cannot be removed, but sometimes it can be consoled with gentle, kind words,...

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Defeating the odds!

Defeating the odds!

On Saturday 22 April 2017, Eugene van der Merwe endeavoured to swim 20km from Pringle Bay to Gordon’s Bay to raise awareness for the Helen Harder Foundation. He braved shark, jellyfish and blue bottle infested waters, as well as extreme currents, rapid changing weather coupled with strong winds. Eugene completed his journey in just over seven hours and not only raised awareness but also raised R24 500, which will be used offer financial assistance and support to young women fighting breast cancer. The Helen Harder Foundation is immensely grateful and proud of Eugene’s sacrifice and selfless act of courage. “Sometimes...

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Helen Harder Foundation 4th Annual Fundraiser

Helen Harder Foundation 4th Annual Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our annual Winter Ball at the Lord Charles Hotel such a huge success. We raised approximately R200 000, which will be used to raise awareness, distribute pamper packs and assist young women with their medical expenses, where needed.  The stunning Vanessa Haywood Sands dressed in an exclusive designer dress was the MC for the evening. Delucia Janse van Rensburg shared her cancer journey with us and DJ Chopper had all the guests dancing the night away. Visit our facebook page to view all the photos!

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Slow Packing

Slow Packing

Good luck to Johanna Botha that will embark on the Tankwa Camino – a 256 km walk over 10 days on Friday 29 September. She is doing this incredible pilgrimage in support of young women diagnosed with breast cancer and hoping to raise funds for the Helen Harder Foundation. Please support her by following this link https://www.givengain.com/ap/borskankerhelenharder/ Johanna we wish you all the best!  

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Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch

Lindie Steenkamp and Lindika Byron visited Huis Ten Bosch where they presented a talk to more than 100 young ladies about the importance of knowing their bodies and regular self-examination. Each lady received a pamphlet and pink wristband. To show their support for Breast Awareness Month they were challenged to follow the Helen Harder Foundation on Facebook and Instagram.  

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