Companies organize fundraiser for Farrarmere cancer patient
Continuing to commit to cancer awareness while reducing the medical cost burden for Sue Sanderson, who is battling stage four cancer, is the goal of the two-day fundraising event taking place in Benoni and Boksburg on October 30. and 31.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Copper Royale Tattoo Studio, East Side Barbers and Ghost Ops will take this opportunity to raise awareness and support the resident of Farrarmere by encouraging the public to get tattoos for just R200 at the Lifestyle terrace on October 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The R200 special only applies to a cancer ribbon tattoo.
Another way to support Sue’s cause is to put your cards on the table at the Cardinals Baseball Club in Boksburg starting at 4:00 p.m. on a poker night on October 31st.
The event requires a pre-booking with an R400 buy-in which must be paid. For more information and where to pay, contact Graham Clark on 082 859 4081.
The funds raised will be donated to Sue, whose provision of medical aid in oncology has reached its limit for the year.
Sue was diagnosed in 2018 with stage three breast cancer.
“I had treatment (chemo, double mastectomy and radiation therapy) and in July 2019, I discovered that it had spread to my bones.
Now that I was in stage four, I was going to have treatment all the time, ”she explained.
The cancer had spread and earlier this year she was told it had spread to her liver and, just over a month ago, to her lungs as well.
With her oncology profit reaching its limit, Sue would have to pay for her treatment until March, and each chemotherapy treatment costs around R6,000.
The fundraiser was organized by friends of her husband after he decided to sell his motorbike to pay for his chemotherapy treatment.
“We are truly grateful to all of our friends and family for their support as we believe we will have enough after fundraising to continue until March and we don’t want more than we need.”
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