RAISING FUNDS TO ASSIST A FILOTIMO CANCER CHAMPION THROUGH HIS BREAST CANCER TREATMENT - 30 OCT 21
Updated: Nov 13, 2021
In their efforts to tackle the needs of breast cancer survivor Alex Tsaura, Bernodette Venter and Adele Baker hosted a cancer fund-raiser on October 30 for Tsaura’s medical treatment. The classy event took place at B Unique Salon premises in Boksburg North, where attendees painted the venue pink with their stylish outfits.
Representatives from Machi Filotimo Cancer Project attended the event to educate guests about breast cancer, its signs, symptoms and treatment.
According to Baker, they decided to raise funds for Tsaura, who is one of the Machi Filotimo Cancer Project cancer warriors, to assist him with funds for his medical treatment due to his financial constraints.
Venter said because they have a heart for cancer survivors, they decided to help out despite them not knowing Tsaura personally. She shared that R14 800 was raised.
Tsaura, who couldn’t attend the event because he was scheduled for surgery, was diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The 34-year-old said he was shocked when he found out he had breast cancer because he thought men couldn’t get breast cancer.
The organisers of the event with members of Machi Filotimo Cancer Project are Deshnie da Costa (Machi Filotimo Cancer Project), Nicole Fuller (Machi Filotimo Cancer Project), Bernodette Venter, (organiser of the event), Evy Michalcpoulos (Machi Filotimo Cancer Project) and Adele Baker (organiser of the event).