is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much;
it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nestled alongside Mowbray’s Main Road, whooshed past by hustling taxis, bicycling students and colourful Capetonian pedestrians, CANSA‘s Cape Town headquarters houses a passionate team of people who’ve made it their mission to research cancer causes and treatments, educate South Africans about cancer – and provide invaluably expert and heartfelt support to those affected by cancer. And on Wednesday, this matronly old building was host to a boisterously excited group of ABC representatives who were meeting to discuss the group’s most recent efforts and subsequent successes, as well as develop their ongoing goal-driven strategy → lobbying government to create and implement an equitable breast health policy for all South Africans.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~Helen Keller
In case you’ve just arrived to join us on this tremendous project, are members are featured below! We’re proud to welcome Wings of Hope to our flock!
(Click on their logo to visit their website – and read more here!)
One of the most potent advocacy tools is the use of images and photographs – something which PLWC (People Living with Cancer) have leveraged powerfully in their Photovoice Advocacy exhibition to tell the stories of breast cancer survivors about the how they themselves experienced their cancer, their cancer care and treatment.
While we will be presenting just 52 stories to represent the 52 weeks of the year, we must use this as a way to remember the many, many more patients and survivors in our country – and actively share the stories presented here on behalf of the voiceless.
Watch this video to see more about what this initiative is about and who can take part.
If you want to be part of this incredible project, read more about it here and click here for your entry form! Otherwise, find us on our Facebook page!