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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

Our campaign is “Early detection saves lives’. We achieve this by education and creating awareness about breast health and breast cancer to all South Africans.

With the current COVID pandemic we have been unable to do face to face education to refer symptomatic patients for assessment. This has led to many more patients being diagnosed with late stage and/or metastatic breast cancer.

We currently have 3 mobile education units in various provinces nationally. These units are run by breast cancer survivors. In the past 8 months they have:

  • We have navigated 2 626 patients presenting with Breast Health concerns through the relevant Breast Clinics
  • 561 soup packets were handed out to these patients during winter.
  • More than 200 of these patients were diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
  • 126 care bags were provided to newly diagnosed patients starting chemotherapy at Charlotte Maxeke and Steve Biko General Academic Hospital to assist them with side effect management from treatment
  • 50% of these patients were diagnosed with advanced Breast Cancer.

The need for Breast Cancer awareness, education and support is more important than ever. We would like to increase our reach of education through traditional media platforms as well as providing in person and/or virtual psychosocial navigation to South Africans from all walks of life.


Help us achieve our goals and celebrate October in the following ways:

Purchase an October Combo

Make a donation

All donations made will be in aid of Breast Health Foundation and its Patient Navigation Program.

Section 18A Tax deductible certificates are available for donations made.

Book a Breast Cancer Awareness Talk

Our trained team of Breast Cancer Survivors provide free online and in person Breast Cancer Awareness Talks.

This talks consist of:

  • How to do a self breast examination
  • Signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer
  • What to do if you find a sign or symptom
  • Myths and stigma surrounding Breast cancer
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Testimony