FEEL GOOD | Johannesburg Trio to go bald in aid of breast cancer patients

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On 22 October 2022, Nickey Seger (49), Owner of Curves Strubensvalley, her partner Grant Clack (60), and Leilani Kuter (48), Founder of Gender-based violence organisation, Yellow For Survivors, will be shaving their hair in support of the fight against breast cancer.

With a crowdfunding campaign launched on BackaBuddy, the trio hope to raise R50 000 to support Reach for Recovery (RFR), an autonomous non-profit organisation launched in the 1960s, that focuses on breast cancer support nationwide.

“Our organisation is built on a simple yet universal principle: that of one woman who has experienced breast cancer giving freely of her time and experience to assist and support another woman with breast cancer. Well-selected and trained volunteers, who each have experienced the breast cancer journey, render emotional care and practical support programmes to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families. ” – states their website.

Leilani, Nickey and Grant will be shaving their hair in aid of breast cancer awareness

Since the launch of the campaign, more than R4500 has been raised towards their target, which will be used to purchase prosthetics for ladies who have undergone a mastectomy, as well as specialised bras which hold the prosthesis in place.

“Every donation of R1000 will provide one lady who can’t afford this service with a prosthetic breast through Reach for Recovery, and help them regain their dignity and confidence after their harrowing battles with cancer.” – says Nickey

On how they feel about losing their hair, Leilani says:

“Shaving our hair is a small sacrifice that we hope will have a great impact. As a woman I can’t imagine the pain of losing my breasts, not for society, or the male gaze, but because they are so significant to my identity. I hope the public will support our campaign.” – says Leilani

Support this campaign on BackaBuddy: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/going-bald-by-choice-in-support-of-breast

Any Donations made to this campaign, are eligible for a Section 18A Certificate, issued by Reach for Recovery.

Champion crowdfunders

Since 2019, Leilani Kuter from Roodepoort, has raised over R380 000 on BackaBuddy, in the fight against gender-based violence, through dedicated walks totalling more than 3000 km.

In 2021, Nickey Seger from Roodekrans, ran a total distance of 295.4km, along with her partner, Grant Clack, to honour a decade-long promise to put a young girl through her final year of school. The extraordinary campaign raised over R 136 000 on BackaBuddy. 

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