Miss SA contestants raise breast cancer awareness

Contestants scored brownie points as they chatted to and charmed guests at a polo event.

Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie and three of this year's contestants. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Galloping into October breast cancer awareness month, Reach for Recovery received a healthy donation as a result of Cell C, Edith Unlimited and Samsung joining forces to host the Playing for Pink Ladies Polo Invitational at Inanda, Sandton.

Adding an extra dash of glam, Miss South Africa contestants led by reigning queen Liesl Laurie scored brownie points as they chatted to and charmed guests.

Guests at the event sipped champagne as the Cell C polo team took on Zimbabwe in support of this worthy cause.

Six women and two men whacked wooden polo balls with their long-handled mallets at high speed from horseback, concluding the friendly match with a 3-2 victory for Cell C.

Young emerging designers from African Fashion International showcased their work amongst ballerinas from Joburg Ballet as part of a fashion theatre which also featured a performance by award-winning artist, Lira, who has supported breast cancer campaigns over the years.

Reach for Recovery is a non-profit organisation that assists women regain some of their self-esteem that they may have been deprived of as a result of breast cancer. They also assist with organising reconstructive surgery.

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