• “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

Chappies Moonlit Walk

The Sisterhood SA walked 42.6 kilometres for Project Flamingo! Hats off to their initiative to raise money to assist women with timeous mastectomy surgery. We salute their enthusiasm, endurance and passion to brave the dimly lit road. This was a walk with a difference.

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Oprah and Innoxa: The True Spirit of Friendship

“The True Spirit of Friendship” O, the Oprah Magazine and Innoxa are celebrating groups of women who have found hope and healing through sharing. As winners of the January Circle of Friendship competition, the Innoxa “Restore” gift hampers were awarded to the “Water Ladies”, as the amaBele Belles were referred to in the magazine, for […]

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Canada Commemorative Magazine

Our team first took to the water in April 2006 giving us just 4 months to prepare and take part in the memorable 1st World Championships for Breast Cancer Survivors in Singapore. The amaBele Belles team was founded as a result of a promise Pam Newby made to Adelaide’s Dragons Abreast, Canada’s Abreast in a […]

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Jenny Heunis on Health-e

Cancer survivor Jenny Heunis recently met her idol and fellow cancer survivor Lance Armstrong when he visited Cape Town. Jenny shared her story of triumph and how being mentally and physically strong helped her to pull through challenging times with the health-e website. Here is the story: In April 2000 I saw, my now, no […]

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1st World BCS Dragon Boat Championships 2006

The amaBele Belles, the first Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Racing team in Africa, returned in early October 2006 with a trophy and silver medals from the 1st Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat World Championships in Singapore. The club was formed in April this year (2006) and as the newest team in the championship were […]

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