riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 3, 2020, 9:16 p.m.

A striking short film video featuring David Beckham was launched today to help reignite hope that collectively, we as global citizens are capable of uniting to defeat the world’s oldest …

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Adcock - The Next Generation of Brave: Meet Pharmacist Assistant Appearance Sibuyi from Limpopo

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 3, 2020, 7:54 p.m.

This Pharmacist Assistant in training, mentored under the helpful hands of pharmacist Rex Dlamini, has a hunger and a passion to master his field. Appearance Sibuyi is a Pharmacist Assistant …

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World AIDS Day: How South Africa is fighting back

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 1, 2020, 7:23 p.m.

The world’s attention in the past year has been focused overwhelmingly on COVID-19, but as we commemorate World AIDS Day on 1 December, it’s a stark reminder that there are …

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Seeing Stars, Changing Lives: A Very Special Invite!

Grassroot Soccer Dec. 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.

Grassroot Soccer is excited to bring you our sixth annual World AIDS Day Gala. This virtual event will combine the best of our prior live events while opening up the …

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Why HIV-positive patients in 2020 still don’t take their medicine

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 30, 2020, 4:15 p.m.

South Africa has the largest antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in the world and we have seen a significant reduction in mortality and HIV transmission as a result.

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It’s the Gift that Keep On Grinning

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 27, 2020, 8:39 p.m.

We are on an unstoppable mission to help the hundreds of children that are still awaiting their surgeries since Lockdown.

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Meet Karabo Seema nursing student Karabo Seema from the SG Lourens Nursing College in Pretoria

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 27, 2020, 8:24 p.m.

Adcock Ingram - The Next Generation of Brave: Meet nursing student Karabo Seema from the SG Lourens Nursing College in Pretoria. This nursing student is an advocate for human rights.

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Please give SADAG help this Festive Season

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 26, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

As the holiday season approaches, SADAG would like to thank both our public and our professional communities, who have helped us to accomplish so very much this year.

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Meet North West University Pharmaceutical Student Tebogo Monoto from Limpopo

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 24, 2020, 4:08 p.m.

Meet Tebogo Monoto, a 2nd year Pharmacy student at NW University, has a passion for psychopharmacology and neuroscience.

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Meet Cameron Joseph MbChb Student at UCT in Cape Town

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 13, 2020, 8:44 p.m.

MbChb student, Cameron Joseph understands that a good doctor treats a disease, but a great doctor treats a patient. Growing up with two parents in the healthcare industry, Cameron Joseph …

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Meet Julian Sheldon - Masters student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from CT

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 13, 2020, 8:37 p.m.

Julian Sheldon is a Masters student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, who loves learning in order to help those around him. His friends applaud him for the perseverance and determination he has …

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SA social enterprise a leader in global health communications

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 11, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that South African social enterprises are among the world’s best when it comes to harnessing tech for health communications and improving people’s lives on a …

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Celebrating our healthcare heroes

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 11, 2020, 5:23 p.m.

EthiQal, a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited, has launched yet another year of its Doctor’s Day initiative and calls on all South Africans to join them in celebrating our …

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The Next Generation of Brave: Vivian Chengalroyan, a PhD candidate in Pharmacy at the Univ. KZN

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 11, 2020, 9:02 a.m.

"Bravery isn't just doing. It's courage with action. It's persevering when there's resistance." This is the lesson that Vivian Chengalroyan, a PhD candidate in Pharmacy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, …

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The Next Generation of Brave: PHD student Veneshley Samuels aims to combat infectious disease in SA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 6, 2020, 4:31 p.m.

"As a South African woman from a previously disadvantaged background, I aim to develop tools that can be useful to combat diseases that are endemic in our country - and …

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The Next Generation of Brave: Meet UCT Medical Student Sibongumenzi Mtshali from KZN - Nominee 1

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 5, 2020, 5:16 p.m.

“If I am not pouring into myself, what can I give to my patients? ...You can’t pour from an empty cup” These are the words of the first nominee out …

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Yvonne Chaka, PJ Powers and Jessie Duarte unite to thank our frontliners

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 30, 2020, 4:58 p.m.

With Covid-19 infection rates still climbing in South Africa our frontline workers are doing all they can to help provide essential services during the pandemic.

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Honour the “brave”: celebrating the next generation of healthcare professional - Season 2

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 30, 2020, 3:45 p.m.

Season 2 of ‘Sponsors of Brave’ is now open for nominations - calling all aspiring, current, or recently graduated and community service healthcare students boldly and bravely changing the world …

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To gargle or not to gargle? What a question!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 26, 2020, 12:56 p.m.

Gargling should be a daily habit – for many and varied reasons, and there is a mouthful of scientific evidence to prove why. But the topic is fraught with dental …

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Understanding the mental toll of lockdown and isolation

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Oct. 19, 2020, 10:37 a.m.

People are so caught up in acquiring new skills under lockdown, or saving their businesses or just surviving, that they are not acknowledging the mental health issues brought about by …

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Honour the “brave”: celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 16, 2020, 6:08 a.m.

The 2020 Sponsors of Brave campaign – a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 – aims to celebrate the unsung heroes and brave professionals in healthcare.

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#HopeOnTheRise at the virtual 26th Cape Town International Kite Festival

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 12, 2020, 8:21 p.m.

Everyone everywhere is invited to fly with Cape Mental Health and keep #HopeOnTheRise at the virtual 26th Cape Town International Kite Festival from 10 to 31 October 2020.

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Holistically Sustainable

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 28, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

If you ask trend researchers, they are convinced that our actions, now and in the future, will be guided by a move towards greater sustainability.

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HEINEKEN Africa Foundation and WaterAid join forces to reach vulnerable communities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 23, 2020, 10:37 p.m.

As the international community prepares to mark Global Handwashing Day on 15 October 2020, the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation has lent a shot-in-the arm to the international charity WaterAid in its …

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Angina can express itself in many ways - are you listening to the language of your heart?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 21, 2020, 8:25 a.m.

29 September marks World Heart Day when the global spotlight falls on all things relating to heart health.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 17, 2020, 9:06 p.m.

A special song has been composed to mark 1.2 million blood stem cell transplantations worldwide and to say “thank you” to donors for saving so many lives around the world …

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Are you suffering from itchy, inflamed skin and #scratching for answers?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 8, 2020, 6:51 p.m.

14 – 18 September is National Eczema Week. This week is dedicated to improving the awareness and understanding of atopic eczema and showing respect to those living with the illness …

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Imperial responds to Covid-19 through health education in underprivileged schools

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 7, 2020, 5 p.m.

Imperial Logistics (‘Imperial’), a leading integrated market access and logistics provider, is proud to announce the re-opening of its road safety programme, Be safe.

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World Alzheimer’s Month: Understand the 10 warning signs and symptoms of dementia

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 2, 2020, 5:31 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, and this September, for World Alzheimer’s Month, Livewell aims to encourage understanding, reduce stigma, and raise awareness around this common, …

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Betadine® products prove 99.99% effective against COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 1, 2020, 5:20 p.m.

Three Betadine® products, known and used in many homes, hospitals, and dental clinics across South Africa, have proven effective against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 28, 2020, 5:48 a.m.

Two courageous hikers will scale the mighty Mafadi – SA’s highest peak – between 7 and 9 September to say “thank you” to the countless donors who have saved lives, …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 19, 2020, 5:50 p.m.

People with diabetes are more vulnerable to the severe effects of COVID-19; if you are diabetic, don’t skip your medication. What happens when COVID-19 brings in-person visits with your doctor …

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Diabetes telemedicine attracts local investment as COVID-19 surges

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 4, 2020, 6:52 p.m.

COVID-19 is a serious risk for the estimated 4.6 million people with diabetes in South Africa as high blood sugar levels increase the mortality risk posed by the pandemic.

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Food security for children starts at the breast – support breastfeeding

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2020, 7:37 p.m.

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Not because women do not understand the importance of breastfeeding for their children but because women face a …

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Mandela Day-inspired intervention

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2020, 5:57 p.m.

Ninth-grader Sibonelo Radebe has lived for years with prominent keloids on both ears. They have impaired his hearing and damaged his self-esteem. Wearing a hoodie to hide them became a …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 30, 2020, 7:06 p.m.

Masked Heroes, a national campaign to protect and support community care workers (CCWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic has officially launched, and has started delivering personal protective equipment to community based …

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7 tips for protecting the emotional wellbeing of the elderly during COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 20, 2020, 5:47 p.m.

The COVID-19 lockdown locally, and worldwide, has disrupted people’s lives immeasurably and people’s anxiety levels are skyrocketing.

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Dementia caregivers must take care of their own mental health during COVID-19, or risk burnout.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 20, 2020, 5:32 p.m.

For carers of people living with dementia, isolating at home means being the primary (or sole) caregiver around the clock — piling stressor on top of existing stressors, and making …

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Engen builds brand new bathrooms at Langalakhe High School

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 17, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

In commemoration of Mandela Day and Madiba’s vision to help create a world that is equal and just, Engen has pledged R2.5 million to help government fight the eradication of …

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Adcock Ingram OTC in partnership with News24 announces winners in the Sponsors of Brave campaign

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2020, 1:45 p.m.

Over the past 5 months the Sponsors of Brave campaign, a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 published 12 heartwarming stories of brave pharmacists, doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2020, 9:35 a.m.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on many industries and has now also taken its toll on the treatment of blood disorders and stem cell transplantations worldwide – …

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Community Keepers reaches 100 000 milestone

Community Keepers July 2, 2020, 6:54 p.m.

2020 has brought with it a number of changes and challenges for school learners and the non profits who support them. We are extremely concerned about the second pandemic of …

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Five urgent and effective measures to curb the abuse of alcohol

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:38 p.m.

In his speech to the nation on Wednesday 17 June 2020, President Ramaphosa stated that, “we will also need to look at further, more drastic measures to curb the abuse …

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The Sponsors of Brave campaign – twelfth nominee – Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman from Umhlanga, KZN

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:14 p.m.

Meet Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman who is driven by his passion to give back and is uplifting his community with the assistance of his four-legged furry friend Humphrey.

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Woolworths June 10, 2020, 6:41 p.m.

As lockdown measures have started to ease the Department of Health is gearing itself up for the anticipated increase in Covid 19 patients which will result in a shortfall of …

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12 Million South Africans will be over 60 by 2050: how will we care for them?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 22, 2020, 7:41 p.m.

It takes a well-equipped healthcare system to provide proper care for older adults. Developed countries such as the USA are already panicking about how to do so as the Baby …

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Woolworths April 22, 2020, 9:24 a.m.

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34 million to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa.

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Meningococcal Meningitis is a devastating illness with a high mortality rate

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 21, 2020, 8:12 a.m.

World Meningitis Day is on 24 April and the theme for 2020 is #DefeatMeningitis. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about Meningococcal Meningitis in particular, a disease …

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Resilience and well-being in these times of uncertainty

Mamelani Projects April 16, 2020, 6:46 p.m.

The advent of Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges. We realise our work cannot be business as normal, and it's okay when we have those moments of uncertainty and fear …

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We should not go back to business as usual after COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 7, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty.

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Woolworths March 30, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

Woolworths and the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme have made a R500 000 donation to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to support frontline medical workers through the provision …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 26, 2020, 6:02 p.m.

Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drinks (RTDs), today announced that it will begin producing hand sanitisers and other hygienic products.

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Equinox update and free counselling service over the next 3 weeks

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 26, 2020, 5:53 p.m.

We are fully supporting what our president and country have put in place to work towards curbing this scary virus that has created the pandemic.

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Novartis announces broad range of initiatives to respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 20, 2020, 6:20 a.m.

Creates USD 20 million global fund to support impacted communities

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Plans for 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

The world is closed! That’s how it feels today as I am writing this. We’re in the middle of Stage 4 Load Shedding (I’m in South Africa and writing the …

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Park Care safe guards elderly and frail

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 6:13 a.m.

As the country deals with the impact of Covid-19, we are reviewing the situation closely.

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Reach for Recovery’s Ditto Project gives hope

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 5:32 a.m.

Reach for Recovery is appealing to South Africans to support their Ditto Project. Launched in 2011, the project raises funds for external silicone breast prostheses that are provided free of …

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Love in the time of Corona…

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2020, 12:51 p.m.

A response from the Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest to President Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national disaster due to Covid-19.

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PEPFAR COMMUNITY GRANTS funding opportunity

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 8, 2020, 8:20 p.m.

South African community based organisations are invited to apply for PEPFAR Community Grants.

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Trek4Mandela benefits Northern Cape school girls

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 14, 2020, 5:39 a.m.

Over 150 girls at the Moshaweng Secondary School in Loopeng, will have a greater chance of staying in school to reach their full potential, thanks to the efforts of legal …

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Engen pledges the first R2.5m to help eradicate pit latrines at schools

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 10, 2020, 6:49 a.m.

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has heeded a call from government and pledged an initial R2.5 million in support of Sanitation …

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World Cancer Day - tackling the stigma of Breast Cancer

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 4, 2020, 5:27 a.m.

World Cancer Day is marked around the world on 4 February to raise awareness of the global impact of cancer and increase understanding of prevention, detection, treatment and care.

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How can you make a difference in the fight against AIDS?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 17, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

Because HIV makes it difficult for the immune system to fight infections, it’s important for everyone to get vaccinated against infectious diseases (e.g. the flu) and help curb opportunistic infections …

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Silverstar changes girls’ lives in Krugersdorp with donation of reusable pads

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 4, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

Silverstar Casino (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino) has positively impacted 652 school girls’ lives with a donation of reusable sanitary protection products at Thathulwazi WR High School in Krugersdorp in October.

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TNPA donation brings Squint Surgery Saturdays to life at St John’s Eye Hospital

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 22, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Children aged two to five years old who are on the government waiting list for Strabismus (squint eye) surgery will now benefit from the St Johns Eye Hospital’s Squint Surgery …

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Slow Food: 30 Years of Projects Around the World

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 14, 2019, 12:39 p.m.

The international campaign to celebrate the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto in Paris in December 1989 has been launched: a chance to talk about our many past successes and …

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What every parent should know about PVC, BPA & phthalates!

Africa Center for HIV/AIDS Nov. 2, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Vegware is an environmentally responsible packaging manufacturer and supplier of “PLASTIC FREE” and "BPA FREE" food packaging and catering disposables “all made from plants” that are biodegradable and compostable.

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Garden Route Casino raises funds for breast cancer!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 31, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

Garden Route Casino, Mossel Bay’s favourite entertainment destination, painted its casino floor pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The popular Power of Pink promotion included two draws.

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