WiA members have, since the establishment of the group, shown their support for different causes which affect all communities in South Africa, especially the fight against cancer.
In efforts to spread awareness as widely as possible, WiA went into partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to organise massive National Cancer Awareness campaigns in 2009 and in 2010. This co-operative effort continues to the present, with several WiA members providing cancer support at oncology wards at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town and the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.
WiA was invited to CANSA’s 2010 Annual General Meeting held in Muldersdrift on 14th September 2010. This was CANSA’s gesture of appreciation for WiA’s contribution and recognised WiA’s positive participation in supporting the fight against cancer.
WiA was awarded two Certificates of Recognition, one for involvement in and assistance with the three-day Women’s Cancer Awareness Campaign in Alexandra in February 2010, and the other for the outstanding work of the WiA’s hospital group leader, Fikile Mongale, who oversees the group which provides daily support to cancer patients in the Gauteng area.
The WiA’s fight against cancer continues!