As the month of October is recognized globally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to heighten awareness around the issue, VOC launched the build-up to its annual Pink Hijab Day on Thursday. Wiedaad Pietersen, Rachel Mohamed and Jasmina Petersen are just a few who have worked tirelessly to ensure that this[…]
In a day filled with love and a celebration of life, hundreds of ladies gathered in solidarity with those impacted by breast cancer in Masjid al-Quds, Gatesville. VOC in collaboration with the Women’s Forum marked the international campaign Pink Hijab Day 2017, under the theme ‘My Sickness is My Cure’. Guests[…]
A support organisation called Reach for Recovery is urging South Africans to show compassion to breast cancer survivors. The non-profit breast cancer organisation has made the appeal in light of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Over 19-million women, aged 15 years and older, face the risk of being diagnosed with breast[…]
Breast cancer, the cancer affecting women in South Africa the most, is all the talk this October. In keeping with International Pink Hijab Day, the Voice of the Cape (VOC) this week launched its annual Pink Hijab Day 2017 – ‘My sickness is my cure’. The theme speaks to the[…]
Masjidul-Quds was a vision of marshmallow pink as hundreds of women donned their pink headscarves in honour of annual Pink Hijab Day. Marked every year in the last week of October, Pink Hijab Day forms part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a solidarity event for those impacted by[…]
Masjid al-Quds was a vision of marshmallow pink as hundreds of women donned their pink headscarves in honour of annual Pink Hijab Day. Marked every year in the last week of October, Pink Hijab Day forms part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a solidarity event for those impacted[…]
For many, the month of October signals the nearing of the festive season, but for cancer patients the month has become a tribute to the struggles that accompanies the far-reaching disease. According to CANSA, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually and an alarming one in four South Africans[…]
In Gaza, breast cancer kills more women in than any other form of cancer. But doctors say that dwindling chemotherapy supplies, Israel-imposed sanctions, and social stigma are preventing access to life-saving care. What a difference 2,000 miles makes. Whilst British prime minister David Cameron soaked up the sun in Lanzarote[…]
After taking on the idea eight years ago, VOC’s Pink Hijab Day remains one of the station’s most important passion projects as it raises awareness on an issue that affects almost every household – cancer. Global Pink Hijab Day is held annually in the last week of October in a[…]
Masjid al-Quds will be draped in pink on Tuesday as cancer survivors, sufferers and everyday community members show their support for breast cancer awareness. VOC’s 7th annual Pink Hijab Day (PHD) Awareness Day programme will seek to shed more light on the disease, while simultaneously aiding survivors and those still[…]
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