High Tea in aid of CANSA

On 26 May 2012 the finalists of the Winelands Winter Queen pageant held a High Tea in aid of  The Cancer Association of South Africa or in short CANSA. The main focus of the morning was Breast Cancer.

On the morning of the High tea Sheryl Linda Long a breast cancer survivor came to share her story with us. What a remarkable woman.  Her faith and will to live is just so heartwarming and I must admit she had me in tears.

One of my biggest fears are being diagnosed with the big C but I am very happy to know that there are hope and support out there.

Now for those of you that don’t know what CANSA does here is just a short explanation I got off their website. For more information please go and read all about them.

CANSA’s sole purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. CANSA’s mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables researcheducates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.

CANSA has more than 50 care centers all over South Africa. At these care centers they provide holistic care and support to patients diagnosed with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones.

I came across this quote also on the CANSA website:

“Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence – it pushes one to live!” (Marcia Smith). 

Here are just a few collages I made of the morning.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/105

Today I had a very busy day. This morning I had a photo shoot at my home studio with the Kruger Family and later I had a on site photo shoot at the Pospech Family.

Both shoots was lots of fun but my Favorite photo of the day was of little Miss Chloë (4 months). My first photo of the shoot  was a winner.Just look at that smile…

Little Miss Chloë
Little Miss Chloë in Black & White

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/67

At long last I decided that my mom’s Anthurium Plant will be my photo of the day. My uncle gave the plant to my mom many many years ago.

Every year  since she got it it’s blooming like mad and when they moved to us we thought now the plant is going to die because it had to be outdoors.  But instead it went on and on and giving more and more lovely flowers.

It’s winter  here in South Africa and color is always welcome on the cold and gloomy days.

Mom’s Pink Anthurium
Anthurium in Black & White
Pink Anthurium Flower