The ’Plain is pink

Cansa Mitchell's Plain branch members are from left, Evelyn Pascoe, Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews, Johanna Henry, Valarie Daniels and Patricia Collins wrap the first tree on Morgenster Road in Westridge.

The Decision Affects Destinies (DAD) Youth Mentorship Programme, the Mitchell’s Plain branch of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and Eddie Andrews, mayoral committee member for area south and councillor for Ward 78, launched the Pink Trees for Pauline Campaign in Morgenster Road in Westridge, on Friday September 29.
The campaign is a fund-raiser for Cansa. It was started in 2012 by Carol-Ann van Jaarsveldt from Graaff-Reinet, who lost her mother and her grandmother, both named Pauline, to cancer. The aim is to create awareness about cancer in a uniquely inspired way, by turning towns pink, to unite communities and raise money for those afflicted with cancer as each of us knows or is connected to, our own “Pauline”. October is also International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is also International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The DAD ambassadors helped with the wrapping of the trees along Morgenster Road. With them were City officials from the recreation and parks department.

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