Fund Raising Breakfast for the breast course for nurses

Michelle Norris doing laughter yoga
Yesterday, Michelle Norris (marketing manager Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital) organised a fund raising breakfast for the Breast Course for Nurses.  It was a great success and I would like to thank everyone who attended.

The event was held at the Atlantic Imbizo, (Vand AWaterfront) which really lends itself to functions.  The conference room is well equipped and the food is always good.  Thanks to all of the team there.

Dr Douglass (Pathcare) doing laughter yoga
After I had given my talk, the main entertainment came from Kate Squire-Howe who is a laughter yoga teacher.  Although she had told me what she did, I didn't really understand it until she had us all laughing in different ways.  She started being involved with it after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and realised that she wanted to spend her time enjoying herself.

Kate getting us all laughing

Michelle sold the tables to different companies/practices.  A huge thank you to all the people who bought a table: Bard Medical, Bergman Ross Radiologists, Discovery, Judith Whittaker and associatesMorton and Partners, Netcare, Pathcare, Xpedient.  We had a raffle for variour prizes that had been donated.  The prizes included a beautiful teddy bear made by Mrs Crossier, a voucher from Dr Paul Skoll, wines from individuals (the Cox, Wrightford and Wegelin families) and various prizes from Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital.

Dr Peter Bell and Dr Ben Mervis standing with Samantha Brown's painting

Samantha Brown generously donated a painting which we felt was far too big to be included in the raffle.  It was auctioned and bought by Dr Bell on behalf of Morton and Partners.  If you visit the mammogram room in CBMH, you will be able to see it.  Nexion provided us with free credit card facilities.

On behalf of all the nurses who are able to do the course for free, thank you to all of you!

Gadija, Jean-Claude (who does our webpage) and Lieske

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