Navigation Links
Nedbank Golf Challenge a Driver for Breast Cancer in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, November 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Bidvest, sponsors of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, have introduced once again PinkDrive as their charity partner at the globally renowned golfing event in South Africa. The aim of the awareness drive will be to raise R1 million, which will be used to purchase a mobile breast educational unit. The unit will also travel across South Africa with the aim of detecting breast cancer and educating people on the risks and preventative measures of the disease, which is the second biggest cancer killer of women in South Africa.

"We are appealing to a million people to donate £1 / €1(or more) through one of the payment portals on our website to fund the breast educational truck. We realise that many people give so much, all we ask is that you sacrifice just £1 / €1 (or more) and share this appeal," says Noelene Kotschan, Founder and CEO of PinkDrive.  

Already in their third year of operations, PinkDrive is a South African non-profit charity that has reached just under 50,000 people.  

Their two pink mammography trucks can be seen journeying the cities and rural plains of South Africa carrying digital x-ray equipment that have, to date, been used to scan the breasts of 4,395 women for breast cancer.  The fuscia vehicles have become a symbol of hope for communities because women are afforded the opportunity to have their breasts examined for tumours by professionals at no cost.  

"Our vision is to add to the mammography fleet in 2013", notes Kotschan. "To us it's the proverbial elephant that must be eaten one bite at a time.  The elephant is the R1 million, the bites are the £1 / €1 (or more) that will be donated by individuals. I have faith in this campaign because I believe in the goodness of humanity. We already experience it every day," she continues.

The organisation carries two radiologists on its board. One of the specialists, Dr Ashwin Hurribunce comments, "PinkDrive is currently servicing 108 clinics on a rotational basis in Gauteng, which is the most densely populated region in South Africa.  We have 79 more who have applied to use our services, these have been placed on a waiting list.  The public sector cannot supply the demand and right now, neither can we.  There is simply enormous need."

"We are partnering with the PinkDrive to raise awareness around breast cancer and encourage you to donate the £1 / € (or more) that is needed in order to purchase a mobile breast educational unit.  We have donated pink caps to the PinkDrive in order to raise awareness throughout the tournament and to assist in making this a successful fundraising event," says Sofia Lanuza, Events and Marketing Manager for The Bidvest Group.

Watch this video to find out more about how you can fight breast cancer

SOURCE PinkDrive
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Rethinking Research Ethics: Carnegie Mellon and McGill Researchers Challenge Post-marketing Trial Practices
2. Watson Confirms Lo Loestrin® Fe Patent Challenge
3. Watson Confirms Testim® Patent Challenge
4. Watson Announces Lidoderm® Patent Challenge Settlement
5. Pharma Execs Continue Looking For Growth Opportunities In Spite Of Increasing Regulatory Challenges: KPMG Survey
6. Developers: Deadline Approaching for Allscripts Million Hearts CDS Challenge
7. MLB All-Star Pitcher CC Sabathia Issues Fast Relief Challenge to Generate Donations for the American Red Cross
8. Qualcomm Life Unveils its 2net App SDK and Challenge During Annual Uplinq Conference
9. The Biomedical Device Industry in America: Challenges at Home and Abroad
10. Sanofi US Launches Collaborate Activate Innovation Challenge
11. Overcoming Challenges in Amblyopia Detection using Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research ... addition of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... --> --> ... analysis of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... (BLA) with the United States ... a biosimilar candidate to Humira ® (adalimumab). Amgen ... submitted to the FDA and represents Amgen,s first BLA ... E. Harper , M.D., executive vice president of Research ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  ARKRAY USA , Inc., a ... demonstrating the accuracy of its blood glucose meter systems. ... Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Los Angeles ... ® 01 meter and the Assure ® ... to accurately measure glucose levels in blood is essential ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an ... 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around the fact that proper ... overall health. The talk stressed the link between periodontal disease (more commonly referred to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., ... medications at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC ... In doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% ... More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the ... first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 ... ... the world, Health-E-minds, an innovative online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, ... KleverKid. , This partnership will bridge the knowledge gap experienced by parents and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... contact center software Q-Suite, announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term ... fully supported Asterisk 11 LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):