Making Mandela Day Matter one push up at a time!
This Mandela Day, SADAG is asking you to support Mental Health and support something meaningful that will last longer than just 67 minutes on July 18.
SADAG provides crucial mental health support to over 600 South Africans on a daily basis. South Africa sees 23 completed suicides and 460 attempted suicides everyday. But SADAG is giving you a way to help this Mandela Day by asking for small donations in the form of a One Arm Push Up Challenge. The raised funds will go towards the Suicide Crisis Helpline. Its Mental Health Awareness Month and we are here to support those on the front line. Emergency Services, Military, Firefighters and the Police force. We acknowledge the dedication of all the individuals serving in these industries and we hope to create awareness for the experiences of trauma first responders through an uplifting online campaign called the Magnum-One-Arm-Push-Up-Challenge.
Magnum Boots Africa in Partnership with SADAG wants to see your best effort at the infamous One Arm Push Up in support of first responders and people dealing with PTSD for #MandelaDay 2019. Click below to watch a video demonstration.
The idea is for individuals (or groups) to video their attempt – whether it’s a success or fail – and post it to Facebook with the unique campaign hashtag #Magnum4PTSD. Every time a video gets uploaded to Facebook, Magnum pledges to donate R50 to SADAG's Suicide Crisis Helpline, an organization dedicated to support and assist PTSD sufferers including our brave Police officers, Nurses, Emergency Doctors and Fire Fighters. Magnum pledges to donate funds up to R100 000. So, rally your troops and help us hit that mark!
We have had submissions from Firemen, Karate Instructors, Fitness Enthusiasts, Actors, Moms, Dads, Children, Students and SADAG Counsellors. It doesn't matter who you are, you can take part and help us continue saving lives this Mandela Day.
"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." - Nelson Mandela
Helping Children Cope with Cancer
Our Speaking Book® continues to make a significant impact and help so many children diagnosed with cancer.
This unique initiative, sponsored by Pfizer, endorsed by the World Medical Association and distributed by Rotary has now reached thousands of children in hospitals throughout the USA and Africa
We have received so many positive comments from both the media, and those personally involved in the distribution and use of "Children Coping with Cancer".
To quote just two:
"This Speaking Book made it possible for my young sons to understand their grandmother's battle with cancer"; - MI, a concerned parent
And this from the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology: "The medical team, child life team, social work team and the families enthusiastically endorse this very special book. This English/Spanish Speaking Book provides a valuable tool for verbal interaction between parent and child . Having the opportunity to discuss their child's journey with cancer in their native language is seen as a critical part of understanding the road ahead."
YOU can add SADAG to your beneficiary list and help raise money for our Suicide Helpline on a monthly basis while you shop!
The best part - It doesn’t cost you a cent to make a difference. Simply swipe your MySchool Supporter Card when you shop at one of the many MySchool partners, which are listed here. All the funds raised will be used to help pay for the telephone costs for SADAG’s Suicide Helpline.