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Monday, October 5, 2015


The slogan this year is “WeBandana Day!”

Take a stand and show you care about people with serious blood disorders like leukaemia. Buy and wear your bandana on October 12 and contribute towards saving a life.

The campaign is fun, hip and happening and involves Ambassadors of Hope for The Sunflower Fund:  Corne Krige with his family, Benito Vergotine, Nonala Tose and Liezel van der Westhuizen.  Featuring in the TV advert together with South Africans of all ages, they pledge their support and ask that you do too.

The bandana design is fresh, distinctive and is a trendy fashion accessory. Available in eight different colours, it appeals to everyone from the young to the young at heart!  Buy the brightly coloured bandanas from Pick n Pay, Round Table, selected Makro stores and the online shop, Zando. It’s all about saving lives.

Funds raised through National Bandana Day go towards paying for the expensive tissue typing (DNA) tests for new stem cell donors to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).

Behind the campaign, stand cancer patients who face a very daunting task of fighting for their lives and for many; their only hope is to receive a life-saving stem cell transplant.

For more information on National Bandana Day or becoming a stem cell donor, call the toll free line on 0800 12 10 82 or visit