Remember to wear your TOPE today in support of ‘Sunflower Day’


Along with the new tagline “Hope begins with you”, the organisation has given National Bandanna Day a complete face-lift. The Sunflower Fund, together with its key sponsor Pick n Pay, is delighted to announce a brand new campaign, called “Sunflower Day”, which will be celebrated on the third Friday of September annually.


The campaign runs from August to the end of September, with the highlight being “Sunflower Day”, which takes place today on 16 September 2016.

The organisation’s iconic bandanna has also undergone a significant change. Earlier in August, they unveiled their new commemorative product, known as the Tube of Hope – Tope, a revitalised version of the bandanna, reflecting the renewed enthusiasm and excitement for their mission of increasing the number of stem cell donors in South Africa!


With its unique design, the Tube of Hope – Tope is an affordable, multipurpose article of clothing that can be worn as a headband, mask, scarf, cap or arm-band.  Being broadly versatile, it may be used in a wide variety of sports or outdoor activities and is available in 6 eye-catching colours. The Tope offers practical functionality for the entire family. It also gives wearers the opportunity to show their support for this important cause.


The Sunflower Fund urges all South Africans to join in and celebrate Sunflower Day, as Hope really does begin with you!

The Sunflower Fund, a South African Non-Profit Company (NPC), is 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. This is fundamental to saving the lives of thousands of South Africans each year. The chance of finding a matching donor is 1 in 100,000 – and as ethnic origin plays a significant role in the search for a donor, South Africa’s rainbow nation is at a distinct disadvantage, requiring a large pool of prospective donors.

You can help support the Sunflower Day campaign and buy your Tope or by becoming a donor.

For more information or to register please contact The Sunflower Fund on toll-free number: 0800 12 10 82

Magda Maritz
Journalist - Nigel

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