How to Help: The Sunflower Fund

I’m sure most of you are familiar with The Sunflower Fund, an amazing organization that encourages and recruits donors onto the South African Bone Marrow Registry. So, today I’m just reminding you that National Bandana is coming up on 12 October 2014.

By purchasing a bandana for R25 you could make a difference and offer those fighting leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders a chance of a future. The Sunflower Fund relies heavily on this fundraiser to continue testing donors to help patients suffering from leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders, who require a bone marrow transplant in order to survive and live a longer and healthier life. Funds raised through National Bandana Day go towards paying for the tissue typing (DNA) tests for new donors which costs The Sunflower Fund R2000 per person.

The Sunflower Fund’s National Bandana Day Campaign also has a need for new donors, especially those from Black, Coloured, and Indian ethnic origin.

If you would like to help please purchase bandanas from your nearest Pick n Pay or local Round Table across SA and Namibia. For only R25 you are making a difference and offering patients diagnosed with life threatening blood disorders like leukaemia a chance of a future.  Then on 12 October remember to wear your bandana to show support towards the brave patients facing this battle on a daily basis.

For more information on National Bandana Day and The Sunflower Fund, call the toll free line on 0800 12 10 82 or visit


Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Wow I’m super impressed you’re registered as a donor. I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to medical stuff so not sure how I’d cope… Is it quite hectic or manageable?

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