• “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 + AXIM = a brand new ultrasound machine

We were fortunate enough to receive an amazing and brand new ultrasound machine for use at, amongst others, the Groote Schuur Breast clinic. Why will this machine make such a difference? Ultrasound is critical for the diagnosis and management of breast cancer: Most women with breast concerns will initially have a mammogram but quite often […]

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Project Flamingo making waves in the media and spreading hope

10 October 2017: Great coverage on Cliff Central radio. The Good Stuff – Brent Lindeque (click image to listen): Find us in the October 2017 issue of FAIRLADY: We chat to Pippa Hudson: http://www.kfm.co.za/articles/2017/04/13/project-flamingo-steps-up-for-cape-s-breast-cancer-patients   Dr Liana was featured on Bobby en Karlien – In jou skoene (via DStv147):   And, on Die Groot Onbyt: […]

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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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Spreading our wings: Project Flamingo arrives at Tygerberg

On Saturday 12 November Project Flamingo sponsored our very first catch-up surgery list for seven breast cancer patients at Tygerberg hospital. Patients dependent on Tygerberg for their cancer surgeries are currently waiting 3 months from diagnosis to operation…5 years ago we faced a similar situation at Groote Schuur hospital – we know the feeling of […]

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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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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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Groote Schuur Hospital Staff Wellness Initiative

I believe that integral to changing the journey of any cancer patient in our public health care system, is the wellbeing and state of mind of the health care workers in the system. These people, from doctors and nurses to administration and cleaning staff, each play a vital ...

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