Hilighting Burn victims in SA
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Every year a handful of celebrities bare some skin to highlight some cause. This year they decided to highlight burns, especially since burns leave permanent scars on the skin. The juxtapose between a celebrity taking off their clothes to a burn survivor is that feeling of total nakedness and everyone staring, along with the vulnerability that goes with it. Burns are not given enough light and focus and through the campaign they bring this burning issue to the viewers. At the same time it assists us to build awareness about burns, the prevention and the cause. And the biggest bonus is that Marie Claire South Africa have assisted Burn Foundation Southern Africa in raising funds! More pics and video click the ‘Keep reading’ thingy.
I went and helped with some smiles… it’s my job.
Johannesburg, 21 October 2011: Faces will light up when The Smile Foundation and kulula.com celebrate their first Smile Week in early November. With the help of kulula fans, the airline, in partnership with The Smile Foundation, has raised over R800 000 that will grant 60 disadvantaged children the opportunity to receive brand new smiles.
During the first kulula Smile Week, which runs from 31 October until 4 November 2011, 30 children will undergo life-changing facial reconstructive surgery at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Apart from cleft lip and palate repairs, numerous other reconstructive surgical procedures will take place during this week. Three lengthy facial reanimation surgeries will also be performed by Professor George Psaras, Medical Director of The Smile Foundation and the team from the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Witwatersrand. Prof. Psaras is one of only a select few surgeons in the world skilled to perform this complex surgery.
“Facial reanimation involves the grafting of the Gracillis muscle from the inner thigh and parachuting this into the cheek. Microsurgery is then conducted to attach the veins, nerves and arteries,” says Psaras.Keep reading →
Some of us need some training
Thank You and Congratulations
On behalf of everyone at the Topsy Foundation I would like to say a very big thank you for your support and a huge congratulations.
We had 9 top celebrity comedians cycling for Topsy in the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge this year. 8 of them raced against Chris Forrest in a relay. The relay team consisted of John Vlismas, Nik Rabinowitz Ndumiso Lindi, Warren Robertson, Trevor Gumbi, Dave Levinsohn, Joey Rasdien and Malcolm Ferreira. It was called the Topsy HERO Race Against Forrest. These comedians all rode the same brand new mountain bicycle donated by Linden Cycles.