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Nakumatt on Board- Let's Fight This Battle Together Aug. 2, 2016

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In 2014, Nakumatt chose to partner Faraja to deliver two ground-breaking projects called 'Make-Over' and 'Let's Fight this Battle Together'. Both show the power corporate partnerships can have.

How it begun- The Make-Over

In October 2014, Nakumatt Holdings cosmetics department and Faraja Cancer Support Trust carried out makeovers for breast and cervical cancer survivors. The ladies, from Cancer Care, Nairobi Hospice and Kiambu District Hospital, were treated to a much deserved day of pampering and given talks on how to care for their skin after cancer.

Make-over aimed for the ladies to look good, and feel good, after undergoing rigorous cancer treatment. From the photos you can see that the ladies looked absolutely gorgeous!

"If you keep thinking you are a cancer patient you will stay depressed. These ladies have reminded us today that we are more than that." Florence Ojode Breast Cancer Survivor, who received a Nakumatt Make-Over.

Lets' Fight this Battle Together

Fight this battle together

2014

The second project saw a cutting edge fundraising campaign which created nation-wide exposure throughout the month of October.

For every customer that purchased a blue label product in October Kshs 1 was directly donated to Faraja. In addition for every purchase of Revlon products Kshs 5 went to Faraja. Nakumatt customers also donated their points to Faraja and gave cash donations.

The campaign raised an incredible Kshs 5 million, and will provide financial assistance to children and adults who cannot afford treatment and have nowhere else to turn to. It will also save lives through enabling Faraja to extend our outreach work to reach the most vulnerable adults and children in Kenya.

The goodwill and enthusiasm shown by the Nakumatt team, store staff and customers throughout this campaign was truly inspiring.

2015

In October of 2015, Nakumatt conducted an aggressive campaign for the 2nd phase of “Let’s Fight This Battle Together”. The second year incorporated more suppliers who would donate a certain amount to the campaign in addition to the amount contributed by Nakumatt from the sale is Blue Label products. The suppliers included Charm Industries, Chandaria Industries, Unilever, Gold Crown Beverages, Super Sleek and Reshman International. Shoppers also donated cash and smart points to the campaign. A total of Kshs 13million was raised!  

                               Nakuru  screening flier

Free Cancer Screenings- 2016

The first free screening camp in 2016 was in Nakuru was on the 27th and 28th of February 2016 at Nakuru Hospice and was conducted jointly with Africa Cancer Foundation (ACF). The ceremony was presided over by the first lady of Nakuru county, Mrs Lucia Mbugua.

Total screened: 1234

Suspicious: 142

         Meru Screening

 The 2nd "Let's Fight This Battle Together" free screening was in  Meru county was on the 24th and 25th of April 2016 at  Meru Primary School in conjunction with the county government of Meru and Africa Cancer Foundation. The             opening ceremony was presided over by the first lady of Meru County Mrs. Phoebe Munya. Below are the top line statistics:

Total Screened: 738

Male: 389

Female: 349

Suspicious cases: 81

           Eldoret Screening

The 3rd "Let's Fight This Battle Together" free screening screening was held in Uasin Gishu county on the 24th and 25th of June 2016 at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital – Memorial Grounds in conjunction with the county government of Uasin Gishu, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, KenKnit Ltd. The event was presided over by the Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu County Hon. Daniel Chemno. Below are the top line statistics:

Total screened: 1482

Male: 622

Female: 860

Suspicious: 85

Cryotherapy: 1

All suspicious cases have been referred to Chandaria Cancer Center at MTRH in Eldoret.


                                        Dates for Remaining Screenings


                     Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of August - Kisii Stadium

                     Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of October- Aga Khan Hospital - Mombasa

What is Kenya's Biggest Coffee Morning? July 13, 2016

          Kenya's Biggest Coffee Morning October ( KBCM)


If you’ve heard about Kenya’s Biggest Coffee Morning – and want to find out more – you at the right place.   

Put simply, every October, lots of people decide to do something special by hosting a Kenya’s Biggest Coffee Morning (KBCM) at home, work or school.  It’s our biggest fundraising and awareness event of the year.

Every drop of coffee drunk, and delicious nibble of cake consumed will give hope and support to children and adults living with cancer – no-one should have to face cancer alone. All our services are provided free of charge.

 

How does it work? What shall I do?

At the very heart of the event is our hosts. Wonderful people who put their hands up, and decide to run a KBCM on behalf of Faraja Cancer Support. Collectively they make an enormous impact.  Here's a snap shot of SOME of our Previous KBCM hosts.

                   KBCM Hosts 2014

In 2015 over 3,000 either hosted or attended a KBCM raising Kshs 4 million. Many had expert cancer speaker present to. The goal for 2016 is to raise Kshs 6 million - together we can make it happen!


                                              Click here to read more about Kenya's Biggest Coffee morning 2015 


PKF to support Faraja

For more information use contacts below:

Email: info@farajacancersupport.org

Mobile: 0727 529287

Twitter: @farajatrust

Facebook: www.facebook.com/farajacancersupport

The White Water Rafting Challenge 2017! June 15, 2016

                       

White Water Rafting 2017


                                                                                What a fantastic weekend!
 
Our 2017 White Water Rafting Challenge would not have been possible without our very many partners. We would like to appreciate everyone who made it possible.  It is always special to spend a weekend, facing the Tana River rapids at Savage Wilderness Camp, our partners for the 4th year and in such good company.
 
A very special thank you to our 2017 sponsors: Savage Wilderness Camp, Sarova Hotels , Resorts and Game Lodges,  Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort (GRVL), Simba Corp Ltd, PwC and  RSM Eastern Africa.
 
 
This year we registered 39 teams, some of whom have rafted with us for the last four years.
 
A total of 500 spectators gathered to be part of our annual fundraising event and although we are still receiving funds from individual fundraisers, we estimate about Kshs 4 million has been raised for cancer. Thank you so much for your support.
 
Congratulations to our overall winners Kenya Revenue Authority ( KRA) - team Pili Pili and our overall runners up, team Oar and Under who came together in the last month to clinch the title.
 
Our highest fundraiser was GIO GIO who raised Kshs 720,000 for Faraja.
 
Below is a breakdown of winners from individual racing days:

Friday 19th May winner- 98 Rafter (East Africa Re)
Friday runners up - Faraja Volunteers
 
Saturday 20th May morning winner - KRA team Pili Pili
Saturday morning runner’s up - Lancet TIBIM
 
Saturday 20th May afternoon winner - PwC team ScramJets
Saturday afternoon runners up - KRA team 2
 
Sunday 21st May winner - Oar and Under
Sunday runners up - Simba Corp
 
Thank you to all rafters who took time to be part of our annual fundraiser. A special thank you to the teams that raised funds over and above the registration fee.  We introduced an additional prize this year for teams that had innovative ideas for raising funds. This went to PwC.  They managed to register 3 additional teams by raising money through great ideas that were also great for teambuilding in the office!  The extra funds raised really make an impact in the work that we do and aid us to continue providing more free services to cancer patients and their care givers. This year we started our fourth support group: Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma which meets every other month. Fundraising and proceeds from our rafting challenge ensure that we can continue to expand our services even to our soon to be opened outreach center in Eldoret at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
 
We would also like to thank our hospitality sponsors who donated vouchers for our winning teams: Sarova Hotels and Game Resorts, GRVL, Southern Sun, The Tribe Hotel, The Hilton Nairobi, Purdy Arms Karen, Jacaranda Hotels, Metropolis Lounge - Kileleshwa and Serena Hotels.

2018 DATES: MAY 11th -13th 

 
Pictures can be found here,  however teams that would like to publish their pictures in a high quality photo book can send Cindy an email on cindy@farajacancersupport.org. It is only Kshs 7,500 for 30 pages of high resolution, customized photography. To see a sample of the photo book click here. 
 
Once again, thank you to everyone who took part. On behalf of Faraja trustees, staff members, volunteers and the patients we support, thank you for joining our family and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Lancet win

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White Water Rafting 2016

Faraja Cancer Support Trust would personally like to thank all our 2016 Rafters for jumping on board, and becoming a part of the Faraja rafting family.  It is always special to spend a weekend, facing the Tana River rapids in such good company.

White Water Rafting 2016 pic


In total 35 rafting teams took part  in our 2016 Challenge and 200 spectators came to watch – and raised Ksh 3.3 million (net).

As Faraja relies entirely on the generosity of individuals and companies the Kshs 3.3 million raised is incredibly important, and will support and save many lives.

For example Philip, Faraja’s patient support manager and our Founding Trustee, Shaira Adamali went to  Eldoret  during the month of May for a site visit for our w new out-reach center  at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.Whilst in Eldoret they met at least 25 kids with Wilms tumour, a type of kidney cancer that only affects children. In developed countries most kids survive and go on to live normal healthy lives due to the highly treatable nature of the disease – but in Kenya, the survival rates are much lower due to lack of funds and treatment.

Although we are already supporting many children already ( see our work with children) by having a physical presence we will be even more effective and reach many more adults and children. The money raised from this event would enable us to run a project like Eldoret for 12 months.

None of this would have been possible without everyone being involved so thank you to everybody for taking part.  It is however time to congratulate and officially announce our trophy winners;

Congratulations to our overall winner – Knight Frank ( Team Chopsticks)

Well done to our individual session winners – PwC, Rift Valley Adventures, Knight Frank ( Team Noodles ) and KRA      Conquerors

For the second year in a row the highest fundraising team with Kshs 590,000  over and above the registration fee –     GIOGIO

A big thank-you to the event sponsors– Simba Corp Foundation (Gold), Savage Wilderness (logistics) and RSM-Ashvir (Silver) , Sarova Hotels (for Highest Fundraiser Prizes) , Sun Africa Hotels ( for silent auction prizes) , Great Rift Valley Lodge, The Tribe Hotel, The Hilton Hotel, Kempinski, Fairview Hotels and ICEA LION.


The Eldoret project is a ground-breaking new initiative.  If your company is looking for a high impact CSR cancer project to become involved with please contact our Fundraising Manager,  CindyOgana today to discuss partnership opportunities.

We look forward to having you on board  in 2017! 


                                                 2017 White Water Rafting Dates: 19th - 21st May!!!!  




Click here for more pics of our 2016 White Water Rafting Challenge

Click here for a funny take of the 2016 White Water Rafting Challenge from a Rafter's Point of View :) 

Click here to read more about our 2015 White Water Rafting Challenge

       

Top Line Statistics for 2015


Saturday 23rd May: Morning Session

PwC Raiders Team 2 - Winner

PKF team 2 – Runner up

Saturday 23rd May: Afternoon Session

Knight Frank - Winner

A&K Riff Rafters 2 – Runner Up 

Sunday 24th of May: Morning Session

Rift Valley Lodge- Runner Up

Lancet Labs – Winner


                                                    Overall winners: Knight Frank Ltd and Lancet Labs Ltd 

                                                    Overall 1st Runner Up: PwC Raiders Team 2


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For more information please contact

Cindy Ogana- Fundraising Manager cindy@farajacancersupport.org +254727 529 287

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