The Big Journey 2019
We are 10 years old!
Here's how it all began...In 2008 a group of about 10 women got together to fundraise for a friend’s breast cancer treatment. After this, 3 of the ladies – Bev Denbury, Rita Keevil and Marilyn Garcin – identified a bigger need, to empower communities about the importance of Early Detection of Breast Cancer.
In 2009, Journey of Hope Botswana was formally registered as a Botswana-based charity which aims to educate about breast cancer and promote early detection.
In 2010 the ‘Pink Ladies’ undertook the first Big Journey to Maun, Gweta, Nata, Francistown and Palapye, before heading back to Gaborone.
August 2019 was therefore the 10th year that the Big Journey took place.
It included teaching the self-examination technique and conducting free breast examinations in clinics from Sekoma to Tsabong, in the space of one week.
The 10th Big Journey was therefore in honour of our co-founder Bev Denbury,
who passed away on 30 July 2019 in Gaborone.