• “When you push off from the dock … we’re all in the same boat. 
    This isn’t about cancer anymore. It’s about exercise and health and the rest of your life. 
    When we push off we’re paddling away from breast cancer.” 

    - Dr. Don McKenzie, Founder, Abreast In A Boat 
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” 

    - Vivian Greene 
  • “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” 

    - T.H. Thompson & John Watson 
  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. 
    The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’ 

    - Nelson Mandela 

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Fight Club: Melany Raath writes for Women’s Health

As time goes by and I reflect on the changes this journey has brought to my life, I can honestly say that I’m a much stronger person than I was before.

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Featured in Femina Magazine

Amabele Belles got featured in October 2009 edition of Femina magazine.

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Women’s Day catch up surgery

This extract by was part of a centre spread article (viewable at the end of this page) with Dr Liana Roodt, a medical officer in the Department of General Surgery at the GF Jooste Hospital, and founder member of the Cape Town Breast Cancer Project, published on Tuesday 9 October 2012 in the Voice! The […]

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Kapenaar roei in Britse jubileum

Jana Breytenbach ~ Die Burger, Monday 30th April 2012 KAAPSTAD. – ’n Kaapse vrou wat haar stryd teen borskanker ge- wen het, is gekies om in Junie aan die Britse diamant-jubileumfees van koningin Elizabeth II in Lon- den deel te neem. Elizabeth II is 60 jaar gelede as koningin gekroon. Die fees duur van 2 […]

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