• “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

Spreading Pink Feathers Hope

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An integral part of our philosophy is looking after the staff that looks after our patients. We recognize that our patients spend far more time and have far more personal conversations with hospital staff than with their doctors. This often goes unrecognized: from the porters wheeling them from investigation to investigation to the many dedicated and caring nursing personnel – all offering an empathetic ear. Very little time and effort is spent on training and acknowledging these angels in the chain of caring. By offering an annual event at Groote Schuur Hospital where we have comprehensive talks on breast cancer and general wellness principles, we aim to empower hospital staff to look after our patients and simultaneously increase awareness of the disease amongst them.

This year Dr Roodt and a world class panel of experts spoke to Groote Schuur staff about “Survivorship” – everything that comes after the surgery and rounds of chemo and radiation: from the psychological impact to options for reconstruction Our generously sponsored pink Woolworths goodie bags with healthy treats was an unforgettable highlight of the day for the approximately 450 staff members that attended.  Each staff member also received a bright pink “feather of hope” from Dr Roodt and the Project Flamingo team coloring the hospital pink for the rest of the week. 

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Esme Narun

Esme Narun

My passion for sport and running in particular saw me taking part in the 2005 Landmarks Half Marathon in Cape ...
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