The Sunflower Fund is appealing to all South Africans to buy a Tope (Tube of Hope) and celebrate Sunflower Day on Friday September 15.
Funds raised will offer the hope of life to patients with leukaemia and other blood disorders who are in need of a life-saving blood stem cell transplant.
The Tope can be worn as a headband, mask, scarf, cap or arm band. They will be available at Pick * Pay stores across the country and Namibia, or online at Zando during August and September for R25 each.
The theme of this year’s campaign is, “It’s ordinary people who do the most extraordinary things that make a real difference”.
The Sunflower Fund is a non-profit company that helps people join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). This is fundamental to saving the lives of thousands of South Africans each year.
The chance of finding a matching donor is 1 in 100 000 – and as ethnic origin plays a significant role in the search for a donor, South Africa’s rainbow nation is at a distinct disadvantage, requiring a large pool of prospective donors.
To become a donor, support one of the fundraising projects or make a financial contribution, visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za or call its toll-free number: 0800 12 10 82.