Dust off your denims and diamonds
10 September 2018 | Social Issues
“We’re inviting 700 Namibian women to become ‘superwomen’ by committing to paying it forward to impact the lives of 8 500 Namibian women who are not financially able to get screened under normal conditions,” says CAN’s Rolf Hansen about the initiative. “The 2018 Hats & Roses event aims to share a message of hope that although cancer is real, we can make a difference in the course of this disease, by taking hands and standing together as one.”
During the morning of hope, he says CAN’s new “pay-it-forward” initiative will be launched where ladies are encouraged to build a network of hope and to support a fellow Namibian mothers, daughters and sisters, by helping to pay for preventative screening to fight cancer.
“The spirit of Ubuntu teaches us the ‘I am, because we are’, and when individuals of a community are strong and healthy, the collective can thrive. If we can pay it forward by contributing only N$100 a month, one woman can impact the lives of 17 other Namibian women who cannot afford screening for breast and cervical cancer,” says Hansen.
In Namibia more than 3 700 people are diagnosed with cancer every year, with women remaining most affected by breast and cervical cancer.
Projects partners for this year’s Hats & Roses event are Spar Namibia (N$150 000), Alexander Forbes (N$70 000), JC le Roux for bubbly, the Safari Hotel, Radiowave, MikelJes for technical support, Interpak for juice and water, Touch of Serenity for hall decoration, and logistics partner Sindana.
Chris-B, Emily Dangwa, Johne Louw and Priscilla the Dessert Queen are responsible for the luncheon’s entertainment.
So make a date for 6 October at 11:00. Tickets cost N$5 000 per table of 10 via Webtickets, at Pick n Pay stores or at the CAN head office in Windhoek West.