We have seen them grace a plethora of magazine covers over the years, including Previdar, but not only do our fashionistas know how to strike a pose, they also showed a lot of heart by landing their support for Breast Cancer, with their participation in this year’s Brutal Fruit Pink Drive Celebrity Netball match.
Much to the crowd’s delight, this year’s celebrity team included television actress Khanya Mkangisa, Top Billing presenter Roxy Burger, actress and presenter Dineo Moeketsi and Model Tshego Seagoe who were joined by male celebrities such as rapper Reason, Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boynton Lee, RnB crooner Dot Com and Big Brother favourite K2, who rounded up this year’s Brutal Fruit Pink Drive’s first mixed gender celebrity team. The team was met with thunderous cheers throughout the 30-minute bout, despite a 5-11 loss against the consumer team.
Apart from seeing their favourite television and music stars getting brutal on the court, attendees and netball enthusiasts alike were encouraged to take control of their health by getting tested for Breast Cancer, as testing stations were made available at the arena.
‘There is nothing as exciting as breaking a sweat for an amazing initiative such as the Pink Drive” said Roxy Burger, who also landed her support at last year’s successful Pink Drive game. “Early detection is key to taking full control of your life so it was definitely an honour playing with the guys and consumers, while raising awareness for Breast Cancer” Roxy concluded.
“Supporting an initiative like the Pink Drive is something Brutal Fruit is very proud to be associated with and using Netball as an anchor to raise awareness we managed to successfully create the necessary conversation we needed to land on Breast Cancer and what Pink Drive as an entity does for the community. All in all the game was an incredible success the third time around and we definitely look forward to next year’s instalment”.” Said Brutal Fruit Marketing Manager, Mthunzi Jonas
The prime purpose of the Pink Drive celebrity game, in partnership with Brutal Fruit is to increase awareness around the dreadful disease. With the introduction of celebrity male players, South Africa’s best loved Breast Cancer Community carer continues to expand the cognizance that breast Cancer not only affects women, but men are also just as affected by the disease.