Please support those suffering from leukaemia and buy a Sunflower bandana for only R20 from your nearest Pick ‘n Pay store to wear on National Bandana Day on 14 October 2009.
Every South African is encouraged to wear a bandana to work, university or school to show their solidarity with those fighting leukaemia.
During the preparation for a bone marrow stem cell transplant, patients lose their hair and often wear a bandana to cover their head. National Bandana Day will boost the morale of cancer patients, as well as raising funds urgently needed for tissue typing more donors.
Thousands of South Africans, especially children, are diagnosed annually with life threatening blood disorders. For many, a bone marrow stem cell transplant from a healthy donor is the only possible life-saving treatment option. This is a daunting and traumatic task, with the chance of finding a matching donor about 1 in 100 000. Since the inception of The Sunflower Fund the registry has grown from 1 200 donors to just over 64 000 donors today.
The Sunflower Fund is a national non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Cape Town, South Africa, which runs a toll-free call centre, to recruit donor’s representative of all ethnic groups for the South African Bone Marrow Registry.
The Association of Round Tables of Southern Africa, including Namibia is committed to this campaign and will be promoting the sale of bandanas at centres around South Africa.
Lots of fun events and activities will take place around the country, watch the press for more details.
Don’t forget to let us know if you have anything exciting planned for National Bandana Day at your school or company. We would also appreciate any photos of your day to add to our website and our scrapbooks.
Come on South Africa, “Share a Little, to Save a Life”
Call our toll-free line on 0800 12 10 82 or contact us here more information