Today, October 12 is National Bandana Day and all South African’s are urged to buy a bandana for only R20 in support of The Sunflower Fund.
The Sunflower Fund, a non-profit organisation, has once again teamed up with Pick n Pay and Round Table Southern Africa, including Namibia, with bandanas available at all Pick n Pay stores nationwide.
All funds raised from the bandana sales will go towards assisting The Sunflower Fund in increasing the South African Bone Marrow Registry, which exists to find and match bone marrow stem cell donors to patients who need a transplant.
In doing so they provide hope to those suffering from leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders.
This year’s funky bandana design comprises the South African flag colours with the word “Hope” written in our official languages.
The Sunflower Fund was originally formed in 1999 in support of the SA Bone Marrow Registry and was inspired by CEO, Tina Botha’s son, Chris Corlett’s heroic struggle against leukaemia.
Chris would be turning 30 today, on National Bandana Day, 12 October.