Bonnie Mbuli. (Pic: Ayanda Ndamane/ANA)

The who’s who of the social scene graced the eighth annual Cintron Pink Polo to raise awareness of breast cancer at the Val de Vie Estate.

The event is one of South Africa’s most reputable on the Western Cape social and polo calendar.

Funds raised on the day are donated to enhance the understanding of symptoms for early detection as well as assisting women affected by the disease throughout South Africa.

The 2017 event supports the St Stephen Oncology Centre and Sub-Acute hospital in Paarl.

Cancer Awareness is close to local presenter and co-MC for the event Mishka Patel. Having lost her mother to lung cancer a few years ago the local jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Cintron Pink Polo event.

“We were a month too late because my mom did not get tested. And I’m here in celebration of her life,” said Patel.

Fellow co-MC Sechaba G also brought up the importance of getting tested.

“People need to get checked and also be aware that men can get breast cancer too,” she said.

Business development and marketing manager, Chelsea Brehm said: “This is in our hearts to do this event, our corporate culture we believe in raising awareness and giving back to the community. Cintron Pink Polo allows it to be a vocal platform for breast cancer awareness so that we can let everyone know that this is something that affects everyone, unfortunately.”

The event also featured a blossom box activation, which allowed people to pen an inspirational message to women under going chemo treatment.

“Every year is a next-level event, I work very closely with the Val de Vie team and they have done a fabulous job every single year they have added a new element,” she said.

Here a few pictures from the event.

Maps Maponyane. (Pic: Ayanda Ndamane/ANA)
Bonnie Mbuli. (Pic: Ayanda Ndamane/ANA)
Sherlin Barends at the Pink Polo event at Val de Vie Estate. (Pic: Ayanda Ndamane/ANA)
Rebone Modiba. (Pic: Ayanda Ndamane/ANA)
Koketso Mophuting . (Pic: Ayanda Ndamane/ANA)