Breast Health Foundation
South Africa

Breast Health Foundation

What is the name of your Organisation?

Breast Health Foundation

Where can we connect with your Organisation online?

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Describe in detail what your Organisation does:

The Breast Health Foundation exists to help people in South Africa to understand how to detect breast cancer early and support them throughout their patient journey with their chosen treatment.

We aim to drive positive awareness, support current services and help people understand the appropriate use of treatment and prevention protocols.

We work directly with communities / organisations to educate people and help them understand about self-examination, treatment options, coping with diagnosis and navigate them through treatment and support systems.

The Breast Health Foundation augments current breast health services and partners with like-minded organisations to bring the international gold-standard of breast health awareness and treatment to the people that need it.

How long has your Organisation been operational?

Since 2002

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?

Sustainable fundraising to support organisational growth / reach

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:

For the patient!

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?

The Cancer Alliance – www.canceralliance.co.za; Buddies For Life Magazine – www.buddiesforlife.co.za

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?

Access to treatment and health for all South Africans affected by Breast Cancer

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?

Strategic Business and Marketing Communication Management Skills

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?

Think big and put the cause at the heart of all you do! People first principle!

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?

Government prioritisation / support / facilitation of NPOs and their causes

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

Our “palliative” support programme at the Helen Joseph Breast Care Clinic and our total patient reach since inception with our team of mobile educators. More info on www.mybreast.org.za

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?

Positive. Patient. Support.

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