Couple ditches wedding registry for donations

Couple ditches wedding registry for donations

The Flamingo Project helps make things easier for women diagnosed with breast cancer and receiving treatment in the public health sector. The project was started by Dr Liana Roodt, and is run from Groote Schuur Hospital.

Dr Firzana Araie is a regular anaesthetist for Project Flamingo and decided with her husband Phillip that they wanted to celebrate their union by having donations made in their name instead of creating a wedding registry. Through this, the couple raised R25 000 for Project Flamingo, which is enough to sponsor a full list of patients.

“Thank you so much to the newly married couple of Dr Firzana Araie and Phillip Sterne,” the Flamingo Project said via a Facebook post.

Project Flamingo raises funds to alleviate the waiting period. Thanks to Project Flamingo, the waiting time for surgery is now down to 2-4 weeks at Groote Schuur. Funds raised for the project go towards offering surgeries, paying for theatre time and nursing staff.

Picture: Firzana Araie/Facebook

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