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 research, educates 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.