SAVE THE DATE – Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month 2019
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month is commemorated annually from 15 August to 15 October. With very little focus and fanfare around this very important topic, The Sunflower Fund is calling out to all South Africans. The fight against leukaemia and other blood diseases is all about you, your family, friends, peers and the community.
You can do something to make a difference to patients needing a (bone marrow) blood stem cell transplant. The action is simple: Purchase your TOPE (Tube of Hope) and celebrate Sunflower Day on 20 September. TOPES go on sale on 7 August 2019. All profits go towards recruiting (bone marrow) blood stem cell donors.
YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION COULD HELP SAVE A LIFE
It’s a New Year and once again time for the resolutions that we love to hate to make, but we make them anyway.
One of the best ways to stick to your commitment is to do it for charity. Add a good cause to your personal 2019 challenge and you will have added the motivation to see it through. The Sunflower Fund is calling for individuals who are tackling a personal challenge such as a run, race, walk, climb, swim or paddle to join their #Miles4Hope campaign and use your personal challenge to raise funds for the fight against blood diseases like leukaemia, sickle cell disease and aplastic anaemia to name a few.
THE SUNFLOWER FUND’S SUNFLOWER DAY CAMPAIGN DRIVES SUSTAINABLE JOB CREATION FOR LOCAL SEAMSTRESSES
Most South African’s are familiar with The Sunflower Fund’s Sunflower Day campaign as an awareness and fundraising initiative to recruit blood stem cell donors and give the hope of life to patients diagnosed with leukaemia and other blood diseases. The untold story however, is that of the economic impact of the jobs created by the production of the 200 000 TOPES which are sold during the campaign period.
THE SUNFLOWER FUND LAUDED BY PEERS FOR USE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO OPTIMISE DONOR/RECIPIENT HLA MATCHING
[10 August 2018]
The Sunflower Fund, a donor recruitment centre and registry in Cape Town has partnered with the Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR) to HLA test potential blood stem cell donors using the most advanced technology in HLA testing known as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
THE SUNFLOWER FUND CALLING OUT THE HERO IN ALL OF US FOR SUNFLOWER DAY 2018
[02 August 2018]
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month is commemorated annually from 15 August to 15 October. With very little focus and fanfare around this very important topic, The Sunflower Fund is calling out the hero in all South Africans. The fight against leukaemia and other blood diseases is all about you, your family, friends, peers and the community. You can do something to make a difference to patients needing a blood stem cell transplant. The action is simple: Purchase your TOPE (Tube of Hope) and celebrate Sunflower Day.
Women’s Day Charitea
[09 July 2018]
Getting ready for The Sunflower Fund Women’s Day Charitea is Mary-Lynn Muruges of Sanlam, Nu Metro’s Nonkululeko Khoza, Muhammad Suhail Arbee of Chateau Gateaux and The Sunflower Fund’s Tanith King.
Putt with purpose at the Annual Sunflower Fund Golf Day
[06 June 2018]
The fairway has been cleared for the 13th Annual Sunflower Fund Golf Day taking place on Tuesday 24th July at the distinguished Mount Edgecombe Country Club and players can expect a fabulously fun day as they swing into action for a great cause.
Imagination inspired at Annual Gardener Breakfast
[22 June 2018]
Gardening enthusiasts gathered in excitement for the eagerly anticipated Annual Gardener Breakfast in support of The Sunflower Fund that took place on Thursday 21st June at the picturesque Chantecler Hotel in Botha’s Hill. Proud financial sponsors MPACT Recycling and CC&A Insurance showed their mettle in backing this worthwhile initiative.
RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT STEM CELL DONATION DURING BLOOD DONOR MONTH
[30 May 2018]
The month of June is commemorated as national blood donor month with
the highlight being World Blood donor day on 14 June.
REGISTER AS A STEM CELL DONOR, YOU COULD BE THE PERFECT MATCH RAQEEB IS SEARCHING FOR
[15 May 2018]
Raqeeb Palm (4) was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia in 2016 after his mother Zaida Palm, noticed abnormal bruising on his body. He had to undergo various blood tests and two bone marrow biopsies over a two-month period, before being diagnosed with the rare disease which damages bone marrow and stem cells. Raqeeb, who needs a stem cell transplant, has so far been unable to find a match, both locally and internationally since his search was activated last year.
LEUKAEMIA SURVIVOR ATTEMPTS TO SUMMIT MOUNT ACONCAGUA TEN YEARS POST TRANSPLANT IN SUPPORT OF THE SUNFLOWER FUND
[10 January 2018]
On Sunday 14 January 2018, Johannesburg based Leukaemia survivor – Ray Funnell will set off on an epic journey to the Andes Mountains in an attempt to summit Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America.
NEW COLLABORATION AIMS TO STIMULATE BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION IN AFRICA THROUGH ACCESS TO HIGH-RESOLUTION
[23 November 2017]
Cape Town, South Africa—The Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with The Sunflower Fund (TSF) to make best-in-class stem-cell typing solutions available on the African continent. In addition to providing high-resolution HLA typing, the partnership will create a data repository that integrates and makes available data generated through next-generation sequencing as well as complementary donor information.