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Blood Drive May 2019

24 May 2019
00:00 - 00:00
118 Greenway, Greenside, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa

Greenside Design Center is partnering with Rainbows and Smiles and SANBS to raise awareness and Blood Donations for Kids with Cancer. May is Brain cancer awareness month.


Every year in South Africa, almost 1000 children are diagnosed with cancer. Our socio-economic challenges, and generally poor level of awareness of the warning signs of childhood cancer,
mean that a large number of these children are diagnosed very late into their illness. As a result, they face a difficult battle against their illness, and sadly, for many of our children, treatment just comes too late. Experts in South Africa estimate that around two-thirds of childhood cancers in our country remain un-reported , which means that in reality closer to 3000 children every year actually get cancer. Just not all will get a chance to fight it.

It’s not all bad news though – in recent years, survival rates for some cancers have increased dramatically, reaching over 80% when caught early enough and following the treatment protocol.
Government facilities in South Africa provide treatment to children with cancer and the doctors and medical professionals in private practice also lend their expertise to government hospitals, creating greater accessibility to treatment for all South Africans. With this in mind, caregiver education is critical to empower people to recognise possible signs of childhood cancer – the more children we can bring into the treatment environment, the more we can change the statistics for the better.

Rainbows and Smiles is a community – based, charitable foundation dedicated to providing emotional, social and financial support to children diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness, and their families and caregivers. Our organisation is inspired by the life of Jed Brady Suckling, son of Bonita Suckling, our founder. Jed bravely battled a brain cancer called Anaplastic Astrocytoma for more than three years. He was a little boy who loved giving gifts, and one of his greatest joys was to make his friends smile while they were in hospital being treated.




18 May 2019
09:00 - 13:30
118 Greenway, Greenside, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa

Use gdcTHiNK to create a fresh and innovative entrepreneurial idea. When life throws you a lemon, make lemonade: Identify the lemons that life throws at you every day and create lemonade. Use the design thinking process to create a fresh and innovative entrepreneurial idea (an invention, interventio ...


02 Jul 2019 - 03 Jul 2019
09:00 - 16:00
118 Greenway, Greenside, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa

Experience two days of innovative design thinking - BLOW YOUR MIND!Day 1: Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 09:00 - 15:00Look to get your creative juices flowing as you complete a gdcTHINK design thinking challenge and see what GDC has to offer.Day 2: Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 09:00 - 16:00Visit some of the top ...

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