Edith Venter hosted the fourth annual Playing For Pink Ladies Invitational Polo
Sometimes an event grows in substance when it's for a worthy cause.

The Playing For Pink Ladies Invitational Polo is one of those events.

“I’m just so happy that people come and support and do whatever they need to do to help the cause,” said organiser Edith Venter.

Held in aid of breast cancer awareness and to raise funds for the Reach for Recovery Ditto Project, the pink polo celebrated its fourth year in style.

At the weekend the event took place at the Inanda Club in Sandton, with performances from Unathi Nkayi and Kwesta.

Showing their support at the event were several former Miss South Africas and socialites, and the VIPs were breast cancer survivors.

Unathi Nkayi, singer and Idols judge:

“For me 'love' is a doing word. Just because I have never been diagnosed doesn’t mean I can’t give my love and show support. I think knowledge is everything. So many of our women die not realising that it is not a death sentence. It is not a fatal disease anymore as it used to be.”

Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, actress:

“For me breast cancer awareness has become a huge thing because every fifth woman I know has breast cancer. It has become so severe, to a point where I start thinking ‘should I be eating organic?’ I think events like this help you think about preventive measures rather than what happens if you do get it. I loved how mama Lillian (Dube) took on the topic, made such a serious topic so cool to talk about.”

Tamaryn Green, Miss South Africa:

“This cause is very important because as women it’s something we may all share, and it can be prevented and caught early. As simple a thing as examining yourself, if we can educate women to know what to lookout for, can prevent so many stage 4 cancers in the breast. I always want to empower and help others around me. Even men have breast cancer, so it is important to educate them as well.”

Peta Eggierth-Symes, socialite:

“I think everybody we know has either had a friend or relative that has been touched by breast cancer. Cancer can attack anyone; my father died of colon cancer. It is so rampant now, it's dreadful. There is a lot more hope, and a lot of people are recovering, and there are certain drugs that target certain breast cancers. You can give back, have a wonderful day and feel good about showing your support at this event.”

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