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Reach for Recovery is an autonomous non-profit organisation run by volunteers since the late 1960’s.   It is a breast cancer support organisation built on a simple yet universal principle: that of one woman who has experienced breast cancer herself giving freely of her time and experience to assist and support another woman with breast cancer.   Well-selected and trained volunteers, who each have experienced the breast cancer journey, render an emotional care and practical support programme to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families.

Reach for Recovery volunteers provide all referred breast cancer patients with a temporary soft prosthesis, a bag for their port au vac drain, a cushion for under arm comfort and a firm sponge for hand and arm exercise.  These items are provided free of charge.  However, not all patients can afford the cost of a permanent prosthesis.  Although as much support as possible is given to the paying customer in terms of selection, affordability and even fitting a silicone prosthesis, Reach for Recovery believes that all women who have had breast cancer surgery should have timely access to appropriate breast prostheses, regardless of whether they can pay for it or not.

This project provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals and corporates to become involved by sponsoring silicon breast prostheses for women who cannot afford to pay for one.  Your contribution will allow indigent breast cancer survivors to regain dignity and carry themselves with pride as women in their communities and therefore making a positive contribution to de-stigmatise cancer in communities.



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    3Cousins Comrades 2019

    R167,364 raised

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    Karin Baatjes

    R39,950 raised

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    Romy Janari

    R31,150 raised

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    Eleni Tsafandakis

    R2,427 raised

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    Chantel Nienaber

    R200 raised

6 Fundraiser projects


  1. Anonymous donation

    28 October 2019

  2. Anonymous donation

    15 October 2019

  3. Dieter Schwarz

    22 August 2019

246 Donations

Fundraiser projects

6 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for Reach for Recovery

By Monique Scott

Hi! I need your help. I’m raising money for Reach for Recovery, who do great work for a cause tha...

1% Completed
R50 raised
R10,000 Target

3 Cousins - Reach for Recovery East London- Comrades 2019

By 3Cousins Comrades 2019

3 Cousins to run the Comrades Marathon in 2019 in support of Reach for Recovery East London

33.4728% Completed
R167,364 raised
R500,000 Target

Giving Tuesday - R30 Campaign

By Kelly Lubbee

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. R...

1% Completed
R60 raised
R6,000 Target

Reach For Recovery Fundraiser-Eleni's 25th

By Eleni Tsafandakis

Support for Reach for Recovery to continue their great work!

48.54% Completed
R2,427 raised
R5,000 Target