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The East London-based golf society has partnered with a clinical pathology services company to raise funds for breast cancer survivors in the Eastern Cape province.
This initiative aims to promote women’s health and commemorate Breast Cancer Month.
Each year, over 500,000 women worldwide lose their lives to breast cancer.
In resource-poor countries, a majority of women are diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer, leading to low survival rates. In South Africa, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for 22.6% of all female cancers and 16% of female cancer deaths.
Luvuyo Mabombo, President of Uhuru Golf Society, says, “One of our social responsibilities is health, and we support a foundation every year. The proceeds from today will go towards that foundation.”
This initiative also aims to improve access to breast cancer treatment in underprivileged communities.
Dr. Zipho Mafika of Pathcare explains, “We want to bring diagnostics to the doorsteps of the most vulnerable. This campaign can help bridge the gap between healthcare access and those who may benefit from this service.”
Adhering to prescribed treatment is crucial for managing breast cancer. Cancer survivor Mili Dondashe emphasizes, “You must stick to the treatment. There are no shortcuts – don’t turn to witch doctors. I’ve seen people who stopped treatment and went to witch doctors, and now they are six feet underground.”
The Golf Society invites private companies to support this cause.