• “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 

amaBele Belles News

The Belles 7th Birthday Celebration

April 6th marked the 7th Birthday of the Amabele Belles Paddling Team. We celebrated with a brunch after our Saturday paddling session, and it was good to have some social time together.

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Sisterhood SA’s Moonlight Marathon

“Thrilled! We threw a fun party and a hiked a moonlight marathon and as a resultR15 000,00 has just been donated by The Sisterhood to provide mastectomies to 6!!! ladies from Jooste Hospital with aggressive breast cancer. So proud to be a part of such a great achievement! and we wish them well following their […]

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amaBele Belles In Action

Our lovely banner! Thanks to Clarion Printed Products!

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We’re Belles Having a Ball

This is an article which was published in the Woman & Home magazine. “Wendy Scurr, 42, tells Maretta Bellingham why a determined group of breast cancer survivors sets out every week to paddle the waters of Cape Town’s seas in their courageous fight against the disease. Click the images to view a bigger version:

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Die Brawe Vroue in die Draakboot

This is an article which was published in the Afrikaans-medium LIG magazine of 22nd-25th of October, 2012. “It started out as a medical project; now it’s great fun. And it brings hope to breast-cancer’s many survivors. LIG spoke to a group of women who find themselves in the same boat.” Click the images to view […]

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Karen Shean

I have given a lot of thought to this my cancer journey. It took me a long time before I could even say that ...
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