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New global partnership sees The Sunflower Fund become DKMS Africa
New global partnership sees The Sunflower Fund become DKMS AfricaArticle

Following an amalgamation of the two organisations, The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS has now become DKMS Africa, a donor recruitment centre and stem cell registry...

25 Mar 2021

Sunflower Fund to host 'Powered by Purpose' online event
Sunflower Fund to host 'Powered by Purpose' online eventArticle

The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, 12 November, titled 'Powered by Purpose' as part of its Sunflower Day celebrations...

2 Nov 2020

Sunflower Fund calls on South Africans to support flagship campaign
Sunflower Fund calls on South Africans to support flagship campaignArticle

To mark the end of the National Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month, which is observed from the 15 August to 15 October, the Sunflower Fund is urging South Africans to support its flagship campaign, Sunflower Day...

1 Oct 2020

Pulmonary hypertension in LMICs
Pulmonary hypertension in LMICsArticle

Pulmonary hypertension affects about 75-million people worldwide, approximately 80% of whom live in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs)...

28 Sep 2020

Sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in the works
Sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in the worksArticle

Clover Nutrikids recently announced that fundraising is on track for the purchasing and refurbishing of a sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in Port Elizabeth...

5 Dec 2019

Clover Nutrikids, CHOC aim for sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House
Clover Nutrikids, CHOC aim for sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC HouseArticle

Clover Nutrikids and CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA announced that they would once again partner up to fundraise for the purchasing and building of a new Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in PE..

20 Sep 2019

Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disorders
Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disordersArticle

An antibody-based treatment can gently and effectively eliminate diseased blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to prepare for the transplantation of healthy stem cells...

14 Feb 2019

Source: BIPAI
African partnership launched to fight childhood cancerArticle

A $100m paediatric haematology-oncology treatment network has been created in public-private partnerships between American institutions and the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi...

21 Feb 2017

Smartphones are revolutionising medicine
Smartphones are revolutionising medicineArticle

Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say...

20 Feb 2017

MySchool raises over R70m for schools, charities
MySchool raises over R70m for schools, charitiesArticle

The funds raised by the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme during its last fiscal are a reminder that there is a smart way to use shopping to make a difference in our communities, and in the country as a whole...

15 Dec 2016

"Don't let their dreams disappear"
"Don't let their dreams disappear"Article

Reach For A Dream is encouraging all South Africans to wear their slippers on Friday, 7 August, and help fulfill the dreams of children fighting life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal failure, heart conditions and blood disorders...

Issued by Reach For A Dream Foundation 7 Jul 2015

Strokes - treatable and preventable
Strokes - treatable and preventableArticle

A stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is crucial as early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications...

15 Dec 2014

More bone marrow donors needed in SA
More bone marrow donors needed in SAArticle

As Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Months draw to a close on 15 October 2014, the Sunflower Fund, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, says there is a serious need for more bone marrow stem cell transplant donors in South Africa.

10 Oct 2014

Comair rewards boys with life-threatening illnesses for their bravery
Comair rewards boys with life-threatening illnesses for their braveryArticle

In partnership with the Reach for A Dream Foundation and the ISTAT Foundation, Comair Limited recently rewarded six boys with life-threatening illnesses for their bravery.

23 Sep 2014

South Africans challenged to become bone marrow donors
South Africans challenged to become bone marrow donorsArticle

The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, a long-standing supporter of The Sunflower Fund, has produced a new 30-second ad that highlights the fund's National Bandana Day Campaign and the need for new donors...

5 Sep 2014

Tattoo-a-thon aims to raise R705,000 for CHOC
Tattoo-a-thon aims to raise R705,000 for CHOCArticle

This year's Tattoo-a-thon aims to generate a record 1,500 tattoos in one day across the world - thereby raising R750,000 for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa.

28 May 2014

Top artists at sixth annual Cape Tattoo Expo
Top artists at sixth annual Cape Tattoo ExpoArticle

The sixth annual Cape Tattoo Expo will be held from 28 February to 2 March, 2014, at Cape Town City Hall. The expo promises a great range of top local and international tattoo artists attending and a very exciting arts and concert event schedule.

5 Feb 2014

Successfully treating leukaemiaArticle

Leukaemia can now usually be successfully treated and is no longer such a 'dread disease', thanks to new blood cancer treatments that can save patients' lives.

15 Oct 2013

Talented inkers aim for 1000 tattoos in a day for child cancer
Talented inkers aim for 1000 tattoos in a day for child cancerArticle

On 29 March, 2013, the second annual Tattoo-a-thon will be launched in Gauteng and Durban to run concurrently with the Cape Town event, with the aim of raising R500 000 for CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA.

19 Feb 2013

Sickle cell anaemia: maps and newborn estimates
Sickle cell anaemia: maps and newborn estimatesArticle

In 2010 around 300,000 babies were born with sickle cell anaemia, a serious blood disorder which can be fatal if untreated, and 5.5 million newborns inherited the sickle cell gene, a new study suggests.

30 Oct 2012

Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award winners, Archbishop honoured
Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award winners, Archbishop honouredArticle

On Saturday 21 July 2012, the 2012 title winners of the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award were announced at a gala event in Johannesburg. They are Shéri Brynard who received the Youth Mover Award; Nyeleti Mushwana the Socio-Economic Business Developers Award, Margi Biggs the Good Neighbours Against Crime Award, Tina Botha the Health Care-Givers Award and Marisa van der Merwe received the Award in the Educators Category.

23 Jul 2012

Cool Runnings Charity Drive begins at Brightwater CommonsArticle

Two ordinary men will be doing something extraordinary in aid of raising awareness and funds for The Sunflower Fund, a charity that assists those suffering from life-threatening blood disorders and cancer. Ulrich Roux and Joff Gouveris will take part in an ultra-triathlon over a distance of more than 1000 kilometers from Johannesburg to East London.

16 Jan 2012

New global map shows distribution of sickle cell gene
New global map shows distribution of sickle cell geneArticle

At a global scale, the sickle cell gene is most commonly found in areas with historically high levels of malaria, adding geographical support to the hypothesis that the gene, whilst potentially deadly, avoids disappearing through natural selection by providing protection against malaria.

3 Nov 2010

A wonderful 22 years of making dreams come true
A wonderful 22 years of making dreams come trueArticle

The Reach for a Dream Foundation is celebrating its 22nd birthday on 7 July 2010. This milestone serves as a reminder of the ongoing success of an organisation dedicated to fulfilling dreams and inspiring hope to thousands of children over the last two decades.

30 Jun 2010

Evolver rock with CHOC at the Feel Good Fiesta
Evolver rock with CHOC at the Feel Good FiestaArticle

Evolver would like to announce “Meet Evolver" at the 30th Anniversary of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation S.A (Children's Haemotology Oncology Clinic). Joining Evolver will be actress Kim Engelbrecht and Kenny Maistry of Metro FM. The Feel Good Fiesta, will be held at Cresta Shopping Centre on Saturday, July 18th 2009.

16 Jul 2009

Warning on athletes' use of prescription drugsArticle

Athletes could be putting their lives at risk by doping themselves with powerful prescription drugs, a leading academic has warned. Professor Declan Naughton, Professor of Biomolecular Sciences at Kingston University in South West London, cautioned sportsmen and women against trying to improve their performance by taking drugs known as nitrites without clinical supervision.

29 May 2009

Five things you should know about stem cell researchArticle

This article refers to a poll voters in the US state of Michigan will be taking in a few weeks when voters will have an important decision to make regarding stem cell research in their state, but it is relevant to anyone who is interested in the field. In short... these are the five things you should know about stem cell research.

14 Oct 2008

Many happy returnsArticle

June is Blood Donor Month.

Issued by Nicolette Duda 10 Jun 2008

Key sponsors for Walk-a-Block for CHOC and Hospice
Key sponsors for Walk-a-Block for CHOC and HospiceArticle

M-Net and Nedbank will sponsor the CHOC (Children's Haematology Oncology Clinic) and Hospice 'Walk-a-Block' fundraising event on Saturday, 4 November 2006, in 100-odd shopping centres across the country.

26 Sep 2006

CHOC alert timeArticle

During the month of July, ComutaNet will be visiting selected media and advertising agencies in Johannesburg to raise funds for CHOC, the Childhood Cancer Foundation. "As a company whose main business priority is connecting with the community, ComutaNet endeavours to seek ways to give something back to the community," says Kevin Kirby, marketing and communications manager.

6 Jul 2006

Michelle Garforth and Bridex SA raise funds for CHOC Article

SABC 2 Morning Live host Michelle Garforth, has donated her time to perform as the master of ceremonies at the Bridex South Africa Young Designer 2004 Awards Banquet at Gallagher Estate on Saturday 29 May 2004. The Bridex Young Designer Award, which takes place annually with Bridex SA, is an initiative aimed at offering talented young South African designers an opportunity to make their mark in South Africa's fashion arena.

Issued by Beezneez 11 May 2004

Blushing Bridex glows at EXSA AwardsArticle

Bridex South Africa, re-launched at Gallagher Estate in May 2003, was confirmed as our country's premier bridal exhibition with its selection as overall winner in its consumer category as the annual EXSA awards for 2003.

Issued by Beezneez 22 Mar 2004

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