• “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

Canada 2010

The amaBele Belles have recently returned from Celebrating Life with over 2000 breast cancer survivors in Canada. WOW what a wonderful time we had in Peterborough, Canada! From the time we climbed off the bus at our hotel to the time we left on the Monday we were made to feel special – the people […]

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Rotary Regatta 2012

The amaBele Belles team participated in the annual Rotary Cape of Good Hope Dragon Boat Festival at Zandvlei on Saturday 27 October 2012. The team was one of 4 teams Richard Parsons, Past President of Rotary, kindly sponsored. 35 teams competed in the all-day event and paddlers bravely paddled in the strong Cape South Easter […]

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itheko Fundraising

The Belles received R5 000 (half of the proceeds of the R10 000 cheques below) from itheko for Project Flamingo at a function held at their clubhouse on 25 Nov 2012. The fundraising was part of Irfaan’s Million Rand Challenge linked to his running of the Chicago marathon in October 2012 in aid of the […]

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Journey of Hope

A couple of the Belles were at Willowbridge, Tyger Valley on Saturday, 16 October to welcome the bikers back from their journey. There were even a few Belles who rode pillion to the final destination.

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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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Eileen van Helden

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