Photos for Hope 2011

The Sunflower Fund is the foundation responsible for the National Bone Marrow Register in South Africa. They have launceh the Photo For Hope project which not only aims to raise funds to test possible donors for the registry but also create awareness that a person with Leukemia has a 1 in 100,000 chance of finding a match off a registry.

We mentioned in the May issue that we had some great news coming and today we wish to share it with you. Thanks to the support of Foto First, PhotoComment readers have a chance to add their photograph to the collection of 1000 images that will be printed by Foto First for the Photos For Hope event on 16 July at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. That means no matter where you are in South Africa, or the world for that matter, you can be a part of this great event.

How To Take Part
The gallery below is dedicated to Photos For Hope. Register on our site if you are not already and you will be able to upload images into this gallery and the first 1000 images will be printed by Foto First for the big day when all the images will be sold to raise funds for the tests needed to be added to the Bone Marrow Registry, a test which costs R1000.00 per person.


Wait There’s More
Outside of the above, Foto First’s flagship stores will be offering a discounted rate to people wanting to print A4 and A3 photographs and leave them in store to be collected by the Sunflower Fund before 16 July 2011. The rate for an A4 is R10,00 and A3 R20,00 opposed to the regular price of R24,95 and R44,95 respectively. The stores that will be the print and drop off point for Photos For Hope are:

Foto First – Clearwater Mall
Foto First – Cresta
Foto First – East Rand Mall
Foto First – Fourways Mall
Foto First – Fourways Crossing
Foto First – Mall @ Reds
Foto First – Balfour Park

Here are the images that have been uploaded so far and that will be on auction on 16 July at Melrose Arch.