Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cancer support group welcomes patients and their families

Cancer survivor and founder of Let’s Talk About Cancer, Bev du Toit, is the guest speaker at the first meeting of a cancer support group called “It’s all about you”.

The support group, organised by Women in Action, will meet at the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, 20 Claim Street, Johannesburg on Tuesday 6 March at 14:00. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.

Bev du Toit was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1996. At the time she was studying wellness and personal growth.  She used her knowledge to motivate her during her healing process and went into remission in 1997.

Bev started Let’s Talk About Cancer to increase awareness of the disease and provide information on the importance of early detection. Working with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Bev co-developed the Cancer Coping Kit which assists newly diagnosed patients and their families cope with the illness and treatment.  The four-CD pack is available countrywide, free of charge, from CANSA.

After Bev’s talk, patients and their families will meet in small groups led by a trained facilitator where they can learn from each other, share concerns and benefit from space and time to absorb information and receive emotional and spiritual support.

The support group is organised by Women in Action (WiA) a group of pastors’ wives from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) who are trained cancer counsellors. Pastors have been trained to work specifically with forms of cancer which affect men.

Meetings will be held twice a month for an eight week period.

For further information, please contact Nametso Mofokeng at the church’s public relations department on 011 224 3400 or email


Lisa Gumada said...

I believe this initiative will bring a lot of help to many families affected by this disease as well as its victims. They will turn into conquerors!

MOKGADI said...

This project will make much of a change in our communities and families as people will be empowered by gaining knowledge about this dreadful disease and they will be able to know how to deal with it and fight against it because knowlegde is power.

Thank You ,

Elsie Tsosane said...

This project will make a huge difference especially to those who have been diagnosed and affected by cancer, it will help and teach them how to deal and cope with it.


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