The sponsorship will be utilised to continue supporting patients that need treatment especially those that have severe cancer and those that require treatment in South Africa. The Cancer Association has recuperating clinics that are for free to all cancer patients and the money will come in handy to keep the clinics running.
“Fighting cancer is everyone’s responsibility and it is partnerships like the Namibian Breweries that make all the difference in what we are doing for cancer patients as they have a lot of needs such as transportation, welfare, treatment and recuperation clinics. At times the association cannot sustain all these services on its own and at times treatment also gets really pricy so sponsorships and partnerships like this really stretch a long way for us as CAN” Said Reinette Koegelenberg former CEO of CAN.
The Namibian Breweries has supported the cancer organisation for many years, not only financially but also through the organisation’s fund raising events that they host annually.
“Namibian Breweries is privileged to be sponsors of the cancer association and the challenges that the organisation is faced with prompt us to continue sponsoring the organisation,” said Wessie van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Namibian Breweries. Westhuizen was so moved by all the responsibilities that the organisation has to carry that he made a surprise suggestion of calling in more stake holders and partners such as sister enterprise Pick and Pay to sponsor the association with food parcels and diapers.
Meanwhile the association has partnered with Ministry of Health and Social Services to train new staff in different cancer health departments such as oncology. As it was a challenge at times for nurses to look after patients from different cancer departments in which they had no experience or qualification in.