The Sunflower Fund Donation Initiative
About The Sunflower Fund
The Sunflower Fund has the vision of giving all South Africans diagnosed with Leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life, irrespective of their race and financial circumstances.
Their mission is to educate and recruit a viable source of well-informed potential bone marrow stem cell donors who are ethnically diverse, in an effort to save the lives of those suffering from life-threatening blood disorders like Leukaemia and are in desperate need of a transplant. The Sunflower Fund's overall objective is to decrease mortality rates in sufferers of Leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders, by increasing the number of and access to unrelated bone marrow stem cell donors on the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). The odds of finding an unrelated matching donor are 1:100 000. 75% of patients are youth, under the age of 25 years. You can help them increase these odds and save more lives.
It costs The Sunflower Fund R2000 to recruit and test each new donor onto the Registry and have their blood sample tested to the internationally recognised Molecular (DNA) Level. Funds are raised throughout the year through events, campaigns, merchandise sales, corporate and individual giving.
The objectives of The Sunflower Fund
- Promoting public awareness of Leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders through national education and awareness campaigns and events.
- Recruiting donors for the South African Bone Marrow Registry.
- Covering the costs involved in tissue-typing samples provided by donors.
- Assisting in the regular and on-going updating of donor particulars on the South African Bone Marrow Registry.
- Meeting the costs of indigent donor searches of the South African Bone Marrow Registry, where possible, by raising funds for the Indigent Patients Fund.
- Increasing the number of donors on the South African Bone Marrow Registry to 100,000 per ethnic group - totalling 400,000 donors
Share a Little, Save a Life
At inMotion Flowers we recognise the importance of helping others in need, and we’ve made it our mission to give back to the community in any way we can. As one of our chosen charity organizations, we are honoured to be able to help The Sunflower Fund by making regular donations and creating awareness for their noble cause as they work tirelessly to save lives.
inMotion Flowers will be donating R5.00 to the charity of your choice from every successful order we receive. For orders where customers haven’t chosen a specific charity, the money will be divided up between the charities. Read more about our Charity Donation Initiative here...
How You Can Help
If you’d like to make a donation of your own in addition to our donation, you can enter an amount in the “Donations” block at the bottom of your shopping cart, located to the left of the order total block, before you check out. You can choose which charity you want your donation to go to, and your donation will be added to your order total. We’ll then add your contribution to ours and send it to the charity you chose.
Send a Bouquet of Hope
As an alternative way of supporting The Sunflower Fund, we’ve put together a special bouquet of flowers called the “Bouquet of Hope”. By purchasing this bouquet for a friend or loved one, we’ll donate R 30.00 from your purchase directly to The Sunflower Fund, so you’ll really be helping their cause in a big way. Click to view the Bouquet of Hope.
Donate Without Ordering
We’ve also made it possible for you to donate money to your favourite charity without purchasing anything from us. Just click the “Add Donation” button below, select the charity you want to support, enter an amount and then click the “Donate” button. You will then be redirected to your shopping cart where you can proceed to checkout as usual.
Note: The minimum order amount on our shopping cart is R150.00, so you’ll either need to donate R150.00 or more, or make a smaller donation but order a product for R150.00 or more in addition to your donation. Unfortunately we can only fulfil orders for physical products at R150.00 + Delivery, as this is the minimum order value set by our partner florists.
Can’t Afford a Donation?
We know times are tough and not everyone can afford to make a monetary donation, but you can still help create awareness for The Sunflower Fund by liking and sharing this page with your friends and family. Every bit helps...
Still not convinced? Watch this video...
For more information about The Sunflower Fund, please call 0800 12 10 82 or visit their website at: www.sunflowerfund.org.za.
If you’d like to know more about our charity initiative and how the donations are handled, please feel free to contact us and we’ll gladly answer all your questions.
We appreciate all the support.
The inMotion Flowers Team