The Sunflower Fund was formed in 1999 in support of the SABMR and was inspired by Chris Corlett and Darren Serebro’s heroic struggle against leukaemia. It was formed by parents whose children had contracted leukaemia, and in some cases had lost their battle against it.
Their aim was to secure financial support in order to increase the number of bone marrow stem cell donors in South Africa. With the odds of finding a donor being 1:100 000, the idea is to expand the registry to at least 100 000.
The Sunflower Fund aims to educate and recruit a viable source of well-informed potential bone marrow stem cell donors who are ethnically diverse, in an effort to save the lives of those needing a transplant when suffering from life-threatening blood disorders. It strives to maintain the associated donor records of the South African Bone Marrow Registry.
Ladies Day Out!
Every lady loves a girl’s day out. So why not support the Sunflower Fund’s Annual Ladies’ Lunch held at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort on the 17th of August then? Interested?
Then contact Ingrid on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information – The Sunflower Fund