By Staff Reporter
WINDHOEK, July 19 — Bank Windhoek launched the 23rd edition of its Cancer Apple Project on Wednesday, 19 July 2023, in Windhoek. The project aims to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN).
Bank Windhoek Managing Director Baronice Hans said that the project is a remarkable initiative that stands as one of Namibia’s most prominent corporate social initiatives. She said that the project has raised N$33.9 million for CAN since its first donation of N$250,000 in 2000.
CAN Chief Executive Officer Rolf Hansen says that through the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project, they strive to create a channel for individuals, businesses, and organizations to contribute their time, resources, and donations towards fighting cancer in Namibia? He said that during the past reporting year, ending on February 28, 2023, CAN’s work has resulted in 991 men being screened for prostate cancer, with 21 cases referred for treatment. Additionally, 3,634 women underwent screening for cervical cancer, leading to the detection and referral of 53 cases for treatment.
Bank Windhoek Managing Director Baronice Hans said that the Bank’s support for the health sector extends beyond the Cancer Apple Project, revealing that Bank Windhoek has financed the renowned Namibian Oncology Centre in Windhoek. This facility, which opened its doors in 2015, provides healthcare, offering progressive, comprehensive cancer care through advanced treatment modalities while prioritising early detection, treatment, and prevention.
The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project will donate all the raised funds to the Association in November 2023. The project partners are NamPost and FP Du Toit, offering much-needed transportation services; Jaylo Productions, official sound and production partner; Namibia Fresh Produce and Food Lovers Market, providing fresh produce and resources vital to the success of the project; Solitaire Press, printing partner; Maerua SuperSpar, contribution towards the school prizes; and media partners NBC, the Namibian newspaper, and Kosmos radio.
How to donate
To donate to the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project, you can visit the Bank’s website and click on the “Cancer Apple Project” tab. You can also donate through the Bank’s mobile app or by SMS. To donate via SMS, simply send the word “APPLE” to 34577.
Every donation counts
Every donation to the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project makes a difference. The funds raised will be used to provide essential cancer care services to Namibians who need it most. So please, donate today and help us make a difference.