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Annual Cancer Apple Project commences

Annual Cancer Apple Project commences

The most successful fundraising project over the past 19 years, the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project was launched last week in Windhoek

This year the project will run under the theme: “More than an apple. It’s a fruit of hope” and the selling of apples which will cost N$5 started on Monday 1 July up until month end.

In 2018 the project distributed 760,000 apples, which generated an amount of N$3 million, which was handed over to CAN. The funds raised enabled the association to continue delivering on its mandate of fighting cancer in Namibia.

The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project was recognised as one of 17 global projects for the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) International Award for “Innovative Fundraising Models” for this exemplary approach on co-operative ways in which to help fight cancer in local communities.

Between 1 March 2018 – 28 February 2019, CAN screened 3 778 women for cervical cancer, referred 1083 females and 31 confirmed cervical cancer cases were treated in all 14 regions.

More than 4500 clinical breast examinations were conducted. A total of 788 men were screened for prostate cancer, of which 54 were referred and 17 prostate cancer
diagnosis confirmed.

Bank Windhoek’s Managing Director, Baronice Hans, said: “Investing in the communities in which Bank Windhoek operates is a strategic objective of the Bank and this particular project has cemented our commitment to the Namibian society in the health sector.”

The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project will donate cash prizes to the value of N$60,000 to the Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Combined Schools that order the most apples per learner.

In addition, Maerua SuperSpar will sponsors stationery vouchers to the value of N$5000 each to the four schools who achieved first place in their category.

In 2018 more than 600 schools participated.

Caption: ‘More than an apple. It’s a fruit of hope’: From left to right, Bank Windhoek’s Managing Director, Baronice Hans; Bank Windhoek’s Executive Officer of Marketing and Corporate Communication Services, Jacquiline Pack; Bank Windhoek’s Executive Officer of Retail Banking Services, Chris Matthee and CAN’s Executive Officer, Rolf Hansen, pictured as they share a slice of a sugar free Apple and Cinnamon Cake.


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