Red Tie Fitness Challenge:
On the 12 May 2017 the East London Haemophilia committee planned a Red Tie Fun Run for staff and patients, but due to poor weather conditions we had to resort to plan B, which was The Red Tie Fitness Challenge – “Last man standing”. It was a very well attended event with about 30 staff members and two Haemophilia patients. The event was in honour of World Hemophilia Day 17th April. All participants received juice, water and some fruit which was purchased with the money donated to us by the South African Haemophilia Foundation and some water was also sponsored by a hemophilia patient Mr Langa Tokwe’s family. Participants were put through grueling exercises until we had only one woman and one male left standing. Prizes were given to the winners. Fun was had by all participants.
Spreading the word and Educating the public:
World Hemophilia Day was on the 17th of April 2017. Two successful interviews took place on the 10th of April 2017 done by two hemophilia specialized nurses Sr Eurica Syces and Sr Poyo from Frere Hospital as well as an interview with Sid Govender Chief Physiotherapist working with Haemophilia patients at Frere Hospital ( aired on Madantsane Fm and Algoa FM respectively).
COMPILED BY: S.Govender
DESIGNATION: Chief Physiotherapist Frere Hospital