• “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 
NPC Reg No 2007/002115/08

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The generosity of our people

So many wonderful people are contributing in so many creative ways to Project Flamingo… we are forever in awe of South African’s generous hearts and kind spirits. Thank you to every work team, book club, wine club and every other club that sends us thoughtfully collected pamper pack products! Know that you are touching a […]

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We carry a blue ribbon too!

On Heritage day we proudly wore our blue scrub caps to make a difference in the lives of colorectal cancer patients – another successful catch-up surgery list at Groote Schuur done and dusted!

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Ommiedraai Comrades Heroes: Blisters for Boobs

We salute and thank our new heroes: the Ommiedraai Friends. This amazing community of runners have not just walked the extra mile – they ran 87 kilometers! All in aid of Project Flamingo,raising enough money to sponsor a whopping 26 cancer surgeries. We are in awe of your passion, commitment and generosity…

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It is only June and we have already changed 37 lives with our catch-up surgeries. The Flamingo team and our wonderful volunteer surgeons and anesthetists have done amazing work over the last 3 months – squeezing in no less than 7 catch-up surgery lists. In the process, 37 breast and colorectal cancer patients was offered […]

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eXpressing ourselves!

On 26 April SABC 3’s eXpresso show did an amazing job of telling our story to South Africa. Click on the links below to see the Flamingos in full force in studio as well as the heartwarming inserts on our pamper packs and the unforgettable golf day fundraiser.

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Steenberg GC: Balls and Boobs

On 8 April Steenberg golf course was turned into a pink festival with generous Project Flamingo supporters hitting balls for boobs. The stunning day was organized by an the incredible marketing team of Woolworths who, with the Woolworths Trust, chose Project Flamingo as their “Just Cause” for 2016. With beauties such as Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp and […]

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Meet The Flamingo's
Marlene Strauss

Marlene Strauss

Very early on a random Wednesday morning in Barberton, Mpumalanga, I received a telephone call from a certain ...
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Stories that shape us

The Wine club that gave Project Flamingo wings

It really is thanks to the support and endless energy of seven phenomenal women who we may call friends, that Project Flamingo took flight in 2010. I barely voiced the idea of pamper packs and catch-up surgeries over a glass of spectacular Chardonnay and these girls jumped ...

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