Today, Avon’s global crusade against breast cancer is a powerful global force: Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause worldwide.

The two biggest stumbling blocks in breast health care in South Africa are awareness and Access. The Avon Justine iThemba relationship with the Breast Health Foundation, through mobile education units, donations and involvement with the Walkathon beautifully addresses both these issues.

Dr. Carol-Ann Benn, Breast Health Foundation

The Breast Health Foundation and Bosom Buddies

The Breast Health Foundation and Bosom Buddies were established to educate the public on breast cancer and breast health, increase awareness, and empower women. Please visit our website or on Facebook for more info.

increase the awareness of breast health; promote education and treatment; provide support in respect of breast health.

create breast health awareness in the community. ensure individual access to information. potentiate access to appropriate healthcare resources. ongoing audit of operational effectiveness. offer emotional and informative support to all affected by breast cancer. The Breast Health Foundation’s purpose/vision is to increase the awareness of breast health in all communities; promote education and treatment by ensuring access to information and appropriate healthcare resources. Bosom Buddies provides emotional and informative support to all affected by breast cancer from time of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond.

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“I did my first walk in 2006 and every year it is a new humbling experience for me to see my fellow breast cancer survivors unite and show the world that we are SURVIVORS and can overcome any obstacle’s put in our way. It also reminds me how fragile life is as each year there are a few familiar faces missing as they lost their fight with Breast Cancer. By taking part each year I salute them and their families.” 
Louise Turner, Breast Health Foundation


2004 – April 2015
No. of Patients to date – 28 176
No. of Workshops to date – 2 550

We are presently in 36 venues countrywide We are holding two workshops monthly at Charlotte Maxeke and Steve Biko where there are between 20-25 patients at each workshop. It is very sad as to the number of ladies undergoing cancer treatment, but then great that we are in a position to be a support programme at this time for each of them.

Dearest Look good, feel better Angels,

On 21st May 2015, I was invited to a morning session of sharing and caring, at Westridge Oncology Department, Durban, with your wonderful team of beauty therapists.  It was truly a life changing experience for me.  I have been able to use all the wonderful products, which you kindly donated to me and I’ve also been able to improve my makeup techniques.  Since I’ve been using the products I received from you, I’ve received so many compliments from my friends and family, which is truly very comforting and re-assuring, especially during chemo treatment.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much for everything.  It was a most enjoyable morning and the special treatment was and still is, very much appreciated. Our group of ladies were also treated to wonderful eats and treats after the therapy session, which was soooo delicious and a wonderful gesture. All in all, a GREAT treat indeed. :)!

Please would you also expend my heartfelt thanks to all your fantastic sponsors. It truly is absolutely fantastic to know that there is such wonderful support and assistance made available, by so many great sponsors, to people fighting cancer.

To Deidre and Nola and the rest of the team, who so kindly helped our group of ladies: THANK YOU very, very much, for all you love, support and guidance.  Because of you, I am able to look into my mirror again with confidence and hope.

God bless you all.
Lots of love to all: