Working tirelessly to ensure all South Africans have access to holistic, timely and compassionate cancer care.
We improve inclusive cancer care in the South African public health sector through ongoing national cancer advocacy, expanding critical resource availability, and contributing compassionate care.
FAIR PATIENT SELECTION.
Project Flamingo directors and volunteers do not select patients for theatre lists. We make our services available and slots are allocated as to patients present in need of surgery at Groote Schuur, Tygerberg and Livingstone hospitals. Project lists are scheduled one year in advance, the dates are added to the hospital booking systems, and names are provided to us by the hospitals. This ensures that the process remains completely fair and objective and that patients receive evidence-based cancer care. The treatment for breast cancer involves so much more than just surgery. By requiring patients to be part of the formal hospital oncology systems, we can ensure that they receive a holistic treatment plan, including the likes of chemotherapy and appropriate follow-ups post surgery.
We are a Level 1 BEE certified company and can supply you with the necessary documentation to earn BEE points for your company when supporting Project Flamingo. A Section 18A Tax certificate can be provided on request.
AMABELE PROJECT FLAMINGO NONPROFIT COMPANY
Reg. no: 2007/002115/08
PBO: 930 042 344
NPO: 214 981
HOW IT ALL BEGAN.
Faced with the heart-breaking and often chaotic journey of breast cancer patients in the public health sector; Dr Liana Roodt decided that something needed to be done. Not only were these women subjected to agonisingly long waiting times for surgery, they were also mostly isolated in their struggle with a daunting diagnosis. Inspired by the deeply moving story of lipsticks being distributed to liberated women at the end of World War II – for whom such a simple comfort allowed them to reclaim their humanity and sense of self – Liana and a group of like-minded people got together around a good bottle of wine and came up with the simple yet profoundly effective ideas of “Catch-up Surgeries” and “Pamper Packs”. The AmaBele Belles Dragonboat Racing Team pledged the first donation to the project on a radio interview capturing the hearts of listeners and enabling the dream to come alive. That was 2010. Project Flamingo has been changing hundreds of lives ever since.