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The Sunflower Fund saves lives

R20 still buys a lot these days

Imagine that it’s the middle of August and you’ve just received some dreadful news. It’s not something that you were expecting and it is something that’s going to turn your entire world upside down. The person you are closest to in this world has just been diagnosed with leukaemia. What do you do? You can’t think straight, so many questions are racing through your head, “What can I do to help?” is probably what you were thinking.

Here’s what you can do: from mid-August, Pick n Pay and BP Express stores will be selling The Sunflower Fund bandanas for only R20. Wear your bandana on the 12th October 2011 to show your Solidarity towards the brave fight that these patients face daily. All the money raised is put towards assisting The Sunflower Fund in increasing the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR), which exists to find and match bone marrow stem cell donors for patients who need a transplant, such as those with leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders.

Your R20 doesn’t only buy a bandana; it buys hope, relief and a future for the people who really need it. You could save someone’s life by showing your support. The Sunflower Fund educates and recruits potential bone marrow stem cell donors onto the SABMR in order to save the lives of patients suffering from leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders. 75% of patients are under the age of 25. Becoming a bone marrow stem cell donor is simple and easy, all you have to do is call 0800 12 10 82 to register or visit to find out more. All it takes is 2 test tubes of blood to register and you could be the miracle a patient is waiting for.

Help The Sunflower Fund build a state asset that could protect future sufferers as well as provide hope to patients who are in desperate need of an opportunity to a longer and healthier life.

Have you bought your bandana yet?

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