Barclay and Clegg partner with CANSA to support breast cancer survivors.

Barclay & Clegg have partnered with CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa) in order to create a platform for education, rehabilitation and support for ladies who have survived breast cancer. Barclay & Clegg offer prosthesis products for those who have been affected by the medical procedures incurred during their plight with cancer. Both Barclay & Clegg & CANSA have long worked with women who have had breast cancer diagnosis, making this a powerful partnership.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, South Africa has been ranked 50th worldwide in countries with the highest cases of cancer. Among these cases in women, breast cancer has the highest occurrence with 1 in 26 South African women being diagnosed. This unsettling development has caused Barclay and Clegg to provide products that were designed to restore confidence and encourage well-being.

A percentage of proceeds from all sales from Barclay & Clegg’s breast prosthesis and mastectomy ranges will be donated to CANSA to assist in helping survivors – read more... The money will be used to create awareness, educate women better and assist ladies in knowing the tell-tale signs and promoting early detection that ensures a much better treatment outcome.

Both Barclay & Clegg and CANSA understand the mental and physical toll that is required to combat cancer, and are thus moving together in 2018 to help ladies feel better, be stronger and empower their lives.

Says Lucy Balona, CANSA’s Spokesperson, “We’re confident and excited about this collaboration and know it’s a long-term success fostered around cultivating the well-being of survivors. Thank you to partners like Barclay & Clegg that contribute to raising awareness and helping to promote CANSA’s mission of fighting cancer.”

Maureen Esterhuysen from Barclay & Clegg adds, “Partnering with CANSA will be a step toward creating better awareness and pushing for more co-operation for women affected by the disease. With this in mind, we have pushed for medical aid support, and have insured that ladies are able to claim back from most medical aids for breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras. Barclay & Clegg have registered its products with the medical profession and have both NAPPI and ICD-10 codes.”

5% of all prosthesis products get donated to CANSA.

 

Barclay & Clegg are specialists in post-surgery recovery products which aid in healing and support. Whether a patient has had breast reconstruction, reduction or removal it will always require follow-up treatment and care. Barclay & Clegg are uniquely equipped to support women through these trying times with bras and bandages that help in both preventing and caring for lymphedema, as well as many other problems that may arise in the recovery process. 

With over 20 years of experience in breast prosthesis and mastectomy products, Barclay & Clegg do custom fittings to ensure that a survivor will receive both the correct form and shape to help rebuild their confidence and transform the way they look and feel. After surgery and during radiation therapy, the skin will react very sensitively to contact and pressure; they therefore ensure their products are made of skin friendly cotton and micro-fibres to ensure comfort.

About CANSA

CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually) and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes, as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.

Our health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support and organisational management; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support.

We also supply patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients; a Wellness Centre based in Polokwane; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.

For more information about CANSA visit: www.cansa.org.za