BLACK is very proud to be working hand-in-hand with yet another great South African born initiative, PinkDrive.
You can help BLACK give back when you purchase a Miss Black – Rose bag.
For every bag purchased R10 will go towards PinkDrive.
Who are PinkDrive and what are they about?
To provide a free women’s health service to the medically uninsured in South Africa and to advocate for change in the cancer space – even if only 1 truck and 1 province at a time.
Spread the message that “Early Detection Saves Lives”.
Integrity. Accountability. Discipline. Passionate Giving. Teamwork. Open Minded.
“They are South Africa’s best-loved Breast Cancer Community Carer, is the indispensable, tangible breast cancer Non-Profit Company (NPC), powering South Africa’s mobile Women’s Health Mammography and Gynaecology Units. PinkDrive’s underlying message is ‘Early Detection Saves Lives’.
All PinkDrive units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling all medically uninsured access to women’s health services.
These services include free education on women’s health, free mammograms, free pap smears, free clinical examinations and how to do breast self-examinations.
The first mobile screening unit successfully launched in the Western Cape in 2011 and operated through local clinics, community health centers and hospitals. PinkDrive has extended our service to the Gauteng region and offers the same cancer screening services.
To bridge the gap of inaccessibility of access to affordable and convenient cancer screening services, PinkDrive, with the sponsorship of Metropolitan Health, opened the ‘Hello Clinic’ at the Pretoria station. PinkDrive also has representation in KwaZulu Natal.”
PinkDrive’s future plans:
“With the current service offering, PinkDrive’s aim is to include various other screening (e.g. inoculations of babies, HIV/AIDS testing, TB screening and other general health services) to facilitate and promote early detection of various health areas.
This offering ultimately transforms the Units into a Cancer Powerhouse that enables the PinkDrive to simultaneously tackle the two most prevalent female cancers – breast and cervical cancer. The additional services will remain free to all uninsured women at community health centres and secondary hospitals associated with local academic hospitals.”
If you’d like to find out more about this initiative and how you can become involved, visit their website www.pinkdrive.co.za
We look forward to being a part of PinkDrive’s journey!
Last but not least, here are some rules for doing good by John Wesley:
“Do all the good you can,
In all the ways you can,
To all the People you can,
In every place you can,
At all the times you can,
As long as every you can.”
Written by Natasha Eaton