• “I see no beginning, middle or end to you. Only boundless strength in your endless arms, the moon and sun in your eyes, your own brilliance scorching the universe.” 

    - Bhagavad Gita 
  • “Give up the drop and become the ocean.” 

    - Rumi 
  • ” How wonderful that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” 

    - Anne Frank 
  • “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” 

    - Elizabeth Edwards 
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny in comparison to what lies within us.” 

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” 

    - Victor Frankl 
  • “You can curse the darkness or you could be the one who lights a candle.” 

    - Anonymous 
  • “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” 

    - T.S Elliot 
  • “Cancer could be cruel and send me into misery, but instead it has been kind and has woven rather than unstitching. If it doesn’t let me feel joy without sadness, at least I am so much less likely to feel sadness without joy.” 

    - Jennifer Berger 
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Project Flamingo

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Spreading our wings:

Project Flamingo arrives at Tygerberg
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A rich mixture of passionate people serendipitously collided, when a group of friends and breast cancer survivors answered the call of a young doctor who desperately wanted to change the journey of breast cancer patients in Cape Town’s public health sector.

We started small but always dreamed big – from visiting patients with our pamper packs to reminding them of their feminine spirit that no surgery can take away, to raising funds for our “Catch–up Surgeries” at Groote Schuur and Tygerberg Hospitals – reducing the waiting time for a lifesaving breast cancer surgeries.

We take note of the lessons the big C has taught us.

We embrace the idea that we have the responsibility and capacity to make a difference.

You can too.

Meet The Flamingo's
Karin Baadjes

Karin Baadjes

Dr. Karin Baadjes regularly volunteers as surgeon for our lists at Tygerberg Hospital. Here is some questions ...
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Stories that shape us

Lipstick and World War 2

It was while reading this account of a certain Colonel Gonin’s stay at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during world war two that the idea of pamper packs was born. The story touched me deeply and I was reminded that sometimes it is the small things we do that make a big ...

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