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  • Writer's pictureEVY MICHALOPOULOS


31 October 2019

Our partners from Happily Ever Laughter hosted the Filotimo Team, its partners and guests to a wonderful breakfast, joined by our guest speakers, Prof. Gertie Pretorius, Adele Burger and Olivia Curlewis from CANSA to talk to us about Cancer, the emotional and mental strain it places on those diagnosed with Cancer, the Care and Support that CANSA can offer to those in need as well as education on signs and symptoms about Cancer.

Prof Gertie Pretorius has been registered as a Counselling Psychologist for the past 38 years and as a Research Psychologist for the past 11 years. In addition to her psychology background, she also holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy, specialising in Ethics, which underpins her passion for managing an ethical practice. Prof Pretorius is currently in private practice as a psychologist in Gauteng, where she facilitates  the healing, growth and resilience of her clients. As a Bilingual South African, she practices in both Afrikaans and English. This accounts for her immense respect concerning the diversity of language, culture, religion and sexual orientation. She is also passionate about gender issues, focussing on the difficulties both women and men face in everyday life.  Prof Pretorius is highly skilled in psychological counselling and therapy for couples, parents, adolescents and children.


Choose to move – research indicates that regular physical activity in combination with smart food and drink choices can help lower the risk for cancer, in particular for colorectal, breast and endometrial cancers, and non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.

Early detection saves lives!!

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