On Saturday Dorothy du Plooy received a cheque for R50,000 on behalf of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). The donation was part of a joint initiative between the Sunshine Tour players and Lion of Africa, title sponsor of this week’s Cape Town Open.
CANSA leads the fight against cancer in South Africa. It enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.
The Sunshine Tour Players’ Committee encouraged all of the professionals to wear pink at the Cape Town Open on Saturday and put forward a whopping R30,000 donation.
Lion of Africa was more than happy to help such a worthy charity and added a further R20,000 to the cause. The gesture, the donations and the pink shirts made a huge impact.
“We are so glad that you chose our foundation for this donation,” said du Plooy, head of CANSA Western Cape. “It’s inspiring that sportsmen have made this kind of contribution. The awareness and the money raised by the players and the sponsor will go a long way in the fight against cancer.”
October was cancer awareness month and Movember is in full swing. At Royal Cape Golf Club on Saturday the professionals combined both themes, which made pink shirts and moustaches the order of the day.
The Sunshine Tour professionals were so keen to raise awareness that some went as far as donning pink socks, belts and caps. Alan McLean trumped the lot by dyeing his hair pink!
Fun was had by all and, more importantly, cancer took a big knock.