• “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 News

Project Flamingo making waves in the media and spreading hope

Dr Liana was featured on Bobby en Karlien – In jou skoene (via DStv147):   And, on Die Groot Onbyt:   Also, Hanlie Retief, of Netwerk24 chatted with Dr. Liana (click linked photo to read the article on Netwerk24):  

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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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SEVEN lists…THIRTY SEVEN lives!

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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Meet The Flamingo's
Nan White

Nan White

I found out that I had cancer in 1995. My husband found the lump while feeling frisky one evening, I just ...
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Stories that shape us

A caring space for World Cancer Day

What did you do for World cancer day? The Project Flamingo team decided that the surgical cancer patients in ward F17 at Groote Schuur Hospital needed a new safe space where they can be examined and counselled after diagnosis and before admission. With a whole lot of ...

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