ILoveBoobies and CANSA Work together screening 130 Farm Workers
Durbanville, Cape Town 26-28 July 2018 –
ILoveBoobies partnered with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and sent Mobile Screening Clinics to 11 different wine farms in Durbanville. 130 Farm workers were screened over three days and 4 women were referred for further urgent examination.
“When a farm worker feels a lump in her breast, it mostly gets ignored. The journey to a medical facility takes days of travelling and leave of absence from work and family. By sending Mobile Health Screening Clinics into the villages and farms, there is a greater chance of early detection” said Nicky Webb, Director of ILoveBoobies ZA NPC.
The CANSA Mobile Health Screening Clinic was based at Grootphesantekraal, Altydgedacht and Durbanville Hills, the adjoining Farms : Welbeloond, Klein Roosboom, Hillcrest Estate, Maastricht, Moresterrejies, Morgenster, Hooggelegen and Nitida Cellars brought their Farm workers over to join the education talks and screening facility.
ILoveBoobies is a non-profit company that raises funds by selling distinctly recognizable ILoveBoobies socks and receiving donations.
“We’ve sold over 10 000 pairs of socks to raise the funds needed to send these clinics to the rural communities where health care is scarce. “For every 5 pairs of socks sold, 1 woman is screened” It costs R250.00 per screening, so I think we are doing pretty great!” comments Kim Webb, Marketing and Sales of ILoveBoobies.
“Early detection can save lives and can save families”
Donations towards this cause can be made on a safe and secure online platform on https://www.givengain.com/a/iloveboobies/ as well as posting messages of support on the Iloveboobies Facebook or Instagram profiles or https://www.iloveboobies.co.za/ to buy socks to support the cause.
For more info visit www.cansa.org.za or contact CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or at email@example.com email address. Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA (http://www.twitter.com/@CANSA) and join CANSA on Facebook: CANSAThe Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica