Project Flamingo – Sleep Cap donation – A CANSA smart choice product
Sleep Caps are made from soft fabric with a high cotton component and is comfortable enough to sleep in.
By purchasing this item you will be donating a Sleep Cap to a lady in need via Project Flamingo (www.projectflamingo.co.za). You will NOT receive the item as it will be shipped directly to Project Flamingo at no additional cost to you.
The Project Flamingo team aim to do timely surgery for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients – currently achieved by funded catch-up surgery lists performed at Groote Schuur Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town (paying for theatre time and nursing staff.) This is to compensate for the tremendous strain on theatre and staff resources that have led to waiting times of up to 12 weeks for surgery in 2010. Thanks to Project Flamingo, the waiting time for surgery is now at 2-4 weeks at Groote Schuur and they hope to see similar results at Tygerberg soon!
By handing out these Sleep Caps the oncology staff get a unique opportunity to speak with and comfort these often traumatized patients. By gifting them with a personal item like a CompassionHat shows care and compassion for these patients.