By Business Reporter
HAVING raised money through the recently concluded Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge, which ended with a spectacular event at Sun City in South Africa, Sanlam has handed over a cheque valued at N$350 000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN).
The Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge was aimed at raising money for the CAN; in order to assist the association with the funds needed to conduct research, provide much-needed support to cancer fighters and their families and to create education and awareness about the disease throughout the country.
Speaking at the handover ceremony on Tuesday, Sanlam Group Chief Executive Officer, Tertius Stears, said that Sanlam, through the Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge, enables communities to raise funds to support cancer fighters.
“We, as Sanlam, are happy to create a platform were communities can come together for a good cause, such as the Cancer Golf Challenge, and raise funds to support themselves,” he said.
Stears added that this was not a Sanlam sponsorship, but rather its communities giving back to the people.
He said that Sanlam is just the facilitator or host of the event, and the company is now handing the communities’ money to the cancer association, as was intended.
CAN CEO, Rolf Hasen, expressed his gratitude and thanks to Sanlam for its continued support, through the Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge, while adding that such initiatives allowed the CAN to carry out its duties and services to the many cancer warriors across the country.
“People often don’t understand or know where we get our funding from, but its initiatives such as these that help make a huge difference in people’s lives,” said Hasen.
“We are currently running mobile clinics around the country and these funds received today will go a long way towards ensuring that we are able to continue these clinics, and many of other activities.”
Tournament organiser, Wessel Kotze, thanked all the members of the Namibian golfing community for their overwhelming support towards the Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge 2017.
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