Sunflower Fund to host ‘Powered by Purpose’ online event to help fight blood disorders


We all need a sense of purpose, we strive to achieve, to belong to something, to be accepted by our circle and to know what we do has meaning and impact. Spending time with people who motivate and inspire us, boost our confidence and who make us aware of our power – isn’t this priceless?

At a time when isolation and social distance drives our environment, how about safe physical distance with powerful social connectedness? Spend your morning with The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS, an organisation which embodies Hope – along with international speakers who are motivational and inspiring leaders and a host that will bring magic to your journey.

“Covid-19 pandemic has propelled business and individuals into uncharted territory and during these uncertain times it is important to remember that each one of us still has purpose.“ says Alana James, CEO of The Sunflower Fund.

“Our ‘Powered by Purpose’ event will be presented by award-winning journalist Iman Rappetti and will feature incredible speakers who will be sharing their inspirational stories”.

Speakers include Riaan Manser, global explorer and renowned international speaker and author, Richard Wright, global speaker, three times brain cancer survivor and best-selling author, Brett Archibald, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Remy Kloos, high-altitude mountaineer, coach and sustainability specialist.

The programme for the day is divided into three thematic segments:

  • Face the Future: Destined, Determined, Disciplined,
  • Living on Purpose: It doesn’t matter how you start, why you start or when you start. Just start! and
  • Living Large: no fear, no inhibition, no complacency.

The Sunflower Fund will be hosting the webinar ‘Powered by Purpose’ in partnership with Pick n Pay as part of their Sunflower Day celebrations on 12 November 2020 at 11 am.

Please see below for the full information on the event:

Date:               12 November 2020

Time:              11 am

Platform:        The event will be live-streamed via Zoom to adhere to social distancing

Ticket Price: R99 – R150 (discounted price for Smart shoppers cardholders)

Booking Site: Webtickets

Funds raised from the event will go towards recruiting blood stem cell donors, giving hope of life to patients who are diagnosed with life-threatening blood disorders.

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The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS fights blood disorders, like Leukaemia, Aplastic Anaemia, Sickle Cell Disease to name a few, through the recruitment of blood stem cell donors and maintaining a registry of potential donors committed to helping anyone in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. We fundraise to cover the cost of education and awareness about the need for and the process to become a blood stem cell donor as well as to cover the cost of the HLA tissue-typing test involved in the recruitment of donors. The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS also maintains a patient support fund to assist patients who are unable to afford costs associated with getting to transplant as well as being actively involved in creating a platform for support structures to assist patients, families and communities.