Friday 16th September 2016 for “Sunflower Day”!


A new era has dawned for The Sunflower Fund, (Bone Marrow donation) bringing with it fresh and exciting new transformations. Along with the new tagline “Hope begins with you”, the organisation has given National Bandana Day a complete facelift. The Sunflower Fund is delighted to announce a brand new campaign, called “Sunflower Day”, which will be celebrated on the third Friday of September annually.

The Sunflower Fund, a National Non-Profit Company (NPC), is an organisation in South Africa dedicated to creating awareness, educating the public and handling the registration process for people to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). The Sunflower Fund pays for the test cost of people joining the SABMR.

By increasing the number of donors listed on the national database, this offers hope to those diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders. Higher numbers on the Registry increase their chance of finding matching stem cell donors in order to undergo life-saving stem cell transplants.

We raise funds to cover the recruitment costs to grow an effective, ethnically diverse South African Bone Marrow Registry of healthy, committed donors. We believe no one should die because there is no match! The more Topes we sell, the more people we will be able to register on the SABMR.