The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project is a non-profit company registered in 2019 with Registration Number: 2019/338757/08 and NPO Number: 233-525 and our goal is to raise awareness for people diagnosed with cancer.
The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project officially launched on 29th August 2019. The Project was founded by Evy Michalopoulos in memory of her late Mother, Machi Michalopoulos, who passed away on 4th February 2018, World Cancer Day, from Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. Machi passed away within six weeks after diagnosis and Evy realized how difficult the path that one has to walk is, whether you are the patient or the family of the patient.
Our purpose is to create awareness about Cancer, to educate on early detection and to render palliative care to Cancer patients. Together with our Partnered Institutions, we work harmoniously in all areas related to addressing Cancer control objectives in order to take care of patients with Cancer and support families of survivors.
Our goal is not only to raise funds but to also gather support from individuals and commercial enterprises who can contribute according to their means in whatever way possible.
Through Machi’s memory and this project, our goal is to partner with reputable organizations, Institutions and captains of industry.
We are proud to be associated with numerous partnered Institutions including The Cancer Association of South Africa CANSA, Cancer Alliance, Love Your Nuts, Hospice Wits and the Breast Wellness Centre.
"we WALK WITH YOU THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY, WHETHER YOU ARE A PATIENT, OR FAMILY OF A LOVED ONE WITH CANCER"
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Filotimo is here as the “buffer” between the patient and the institutions and together whilst holding hands, provide support to the patient and their families, every step of the way, because “we know tough”.
Our Goal is to have our very own facility where we can assist all Cancer Patients from medical assistance and support to retail products catering for everyday needs.