Pink fever in Mossel Bay
Pink fever is spreading through the country and it has also hit Mossel Bay.
On Tuesday the railing around the Cape St Blaize lighthouse was turned into a pink haze and trees and poles in town will follow shortly. The project is part of the Pink Trees for Pauline (PTFP) 2018 campaign to raise funds and awareness for all kinds of cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer and their families.
In 2017 more than 140 towns nationwide were involved with the project. In the past four years, more than 150km of pink material were sold. Countrywide the business sector has really embraced this initiative on all levels. During 2017 the project was executed on an even bigger scale in association with CANSA. By mobilising all CANSA representatives the project was able to reach even more cancer communities.
Permission has been granted by the Mossel Bay Municipality for the pink rage to embrace the town. Individuals can either buy material at R25 per meter plus a medallion at R10 or sponsor a tree or pole for R50.
On Tuesday the managing director of PTFP, Adri van Nieuwenhuizen joined the Mossel Bay coordinator, Annemie Koen (Koen Cycles) and supporter Shirley Schmidt, director of Afrishore (who sponsored the material) to cover the rails.
Shirley challenges other businesses to also come to the party and to sponsor material at R25 a meter and R10 a medallion or to sponsor a pole or tree for R50. The latter includes a wooden medallion with the PTFP logo and a place to add the name of a loved one who is battling cancer or someone that lost their battle against cancer.
A new initiative this year is the #doekwithadifference WRAPPED IN COLOUR, UNITED IN HOPE. PTFP and Cansa are taking the campaign to the people of South Africa’s heads. Beautiful pink and green pieces of material, each with a special brooch to finish it off, are available at R70. Lose your head on this one and buy some for your staff or for yourself.
PTFP is the first initiative of its kind. For the first time in South Africa, various registered cancer organisations work together to raise funds for their specific communities. The most important fact that differentiates PTFP from all other cancer organisations is that the money raised in a town MUST be allocated to the cancer community within that town;
The people of South Africa has taken ownership of the project because it is a unique way to raise awareness and funds. People commit to the project because they see first-hand that the funds they raise stay within their town.
During the 2017 Drive, the project was done in ±140 towns with an estimated population of 4 464 410 of which more than 75% are previously disadvantaged.
An estimated 13 242 people benefited from the 2017 campaign and PTFP estimate that approximately 15 000 people will benefit from the 2018 campaign as many more towns joined the initiative. The material used to wrap trees during 2017 was taken down at the end of November 2017 and was utilized in various practical ways i.e. donated to charities and some towns weaved hats, handbags and placemats which were sold to raise even more funds.
Think pink and help make Mossel Bay an example for PTFP. Material, medallions and #doekwithadifference are available from Annemie Koen Cycles in Voorbaai (073 171 6933) or Denise Lloyd at Seesig Motors (084 444 5873).
For more information regarding the project please visit www.pinktrees.co.za
‘n Huis vir persone met gestremdhede is beskikbaar gemaak in Alphastraat Mosselbaai om bystand te bied.
Hierdie huis is die eerste van sy soort in die groter Mosselbaai-area.
Die huis bied inwoning en ‘n dagsorgfasiliteit waar werkskepping en vaardigheidsontwikkeling (arts and crafts) ontwikkel word.
Die ACVV Kenani se huis vir persone met gestremdhede het reeds intrekkers, maar het nog plekke beskikbaar vir selfversorgende, volwasse, gestremde mans.
Vir enige navrae kontak, Susan Boshoff, die bestuurder van die ACVV Kenani (044 690 3794).
Die Glenwood House marimba-orkes.
Last week the railing around the Cape St Blaize lighthouse was turned into a pink haze.