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PinkDrive to bring free cancer screening to Kouga communities

Oct 11, 2017
PinkDrive to bring free cancer screening to Kouga communities

PinkDrive will be offering their services to communities in the Eastern Cape during October. Communities from Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, Sea Vista, Clarkson and Kareedouw will receive  PinkDrive’s services: mammograms, pap smears, clinical breast examinations, PSA testing as well as education regarding breast, cervical, prostate and testicular cancer.

This outreach and service offering is made possible by Cennergi, Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm and Kouga Wind Farm. These Wind Farms are committed to their communities and the wellbeing of the communities is  their priority. By inviting PinkDrive to their communities, a platform is created for members of the various communities to be empowered with vital health messaging.

Noelene Kotschan, CEO and Founder of PinkDrive says that their organisation is privileged to be providing their services to these communities.

“As October marks world breast cancer awareness month, I cannot think of a better way to serve, as through this outreach and our cancer screening. We know that there is a need for our services in this province and we are looking forward to bringing our message of 'Early Detection' to these communities,” says Noelene.

She sincerely thanks the three wind farms for affording PinkDrive the opportunity to work in their communities.

Community members will also have access to other health screening services such as HIV/AIDS screening, Tuberculosis screening and NCD screening supported by SANAC (South African National Aids Council and National Department of Health).

A basket of health services within one engagement, an opportunity that every woman and man requires in order to sustain good lifestyles and a health nation.

PinkDrive will be at the following communities, from 09:00- 16:00 daily and invite members of the communities, media and stakeholders to the following activations:

  • 16 October – Kareedouw Clinic
  • 17 October – Clarkson Clinic
  • 18 October – Humansdorp
  • 19 October – Sea Vista Clinic
  • 20 October – Jeffreys Bay Clinic

Community members are requested to please bring their ID documents along for recording and registration purposes.