MEDIA RELEASES

Women’s Day Charitea

[09 July 2018]

Getting ready for The Sunflower Fund Women’s Day Charitea is Mary-Lynn Muruges of Sanlam, Nu Metro’s Nonkululeko Khoza, Muhammad Suhail Arbee of Chateau Gateaux and The Sunflower Fund’s Tanith King.

Putt with purpose at the Annual Sunflower Fund Golf Day

[06 June 2018]

The fairway has been cleared for the 13th Annual Sunflower Fund Golf Day taking place on Tuesday 24th July at the distinguished Mount Edgecombe Country Club and players can expect a fabulously fun day as they swing into action for a great cause.

Imagination inspired at Annual Gardener Breakfast

[22 June 2018]

Gardening enthusiasts gathered in excitement for the eagerly anticipated Annual Gardener Breakfast in support of The Sunflower Fund that took place on Thursday 21st June at the picturesque Chantecler Hotel in Botha’s Hill. Proud financial sponsors MPACT Recycling and CC&A Insurance showed their mettle in backing this worthwhile initiative.

RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT STEM CELL DONATION DURING BLOOD DONOR MONTH

[30 May 2018]

The month of June is commemorated as national blood donor month with
the highlight being World Blood donor day on 14 June.

REGISTER AS A STEM CELL DONOR, YOU COULD BE THE PERFECT MATCH RAQEEB IS SEARCHING FOR

[15 May 2018]

Raqeeb Palm (4) was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia in 2016 after his mother Zaida Palm, noticed abnormal bruising on his body. He had to undergo various blood tests and two bone marrow biopsies over a two-month period, before being diagnosed with the rare disease which damages bone marrow and stem cells. Raqeeb, who needs a stem cell transplant, has so far been unable to find a match, both locally and internationally since his search was activated last year.

LEUKAEMIA SURVIVOR ATTEMPTS TO SUMMIT MOUNT ACONCAGUA TEN YEARS POST TRANSPLANT IN SUPPORT OF THE SUNFLOWER FUND

[10 January 2018]

On Sunday 14 January 2018, Johannesburg based Leukaemia survivor – Ray Funnell will set off on an epic journey to the Andes Mountains in an attempt to summit Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America.

NEW COLLABORATION AIMS TO STIMULATE BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION IN AFRICA THROUGH ACCESS TO HIGH-RESOLUTION

[23 November 2017]

Cape Town, South Africa—The Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with The Sunflower Fund (TSF) to make best-in-class stem-cell typing solutions available on the African continent. In addition to providing high-resolution HLA typing, the partnership will create a data repository that integrates and makes available data generated through next-generation sequencing as well as complementary donor information.

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