Mushrooms Against Breast Cancer: Support Pick ‘n Pay’s Pink Punnet Drive

An external breast prosthesis may be the best option a woman has if she cannot afford reconstructive surgery. And the reality is that many breast cancer patients in South Africa cannot even afford a bra, let alone a breast prosthesis

So come on South Africa, here’s your chance to help breast cancer survivors in financial need, regain their confidence and self-esteem.

For the entire month of October, pink punnets will ‘mushroom’ onto Pick n Pay’s fresh produce shelves nationally. R1 from each punnet of 250g whole white button mushrooms,  250g sliced white button mushrooms, the 250g budget line and the 400g whole white  mushroom punnets sold,  will be donated to Reach for Recovery’s Ditto project. A remarkable initiative that provides silicone prostheses to women who, after breast cancer followed by a mastectomy, cannot afford to purchase a prosthesis even less so undergo reconstructive surgery.


According to the South African Mushroom Farmers Association, ‘one of the key findings of studies conducted at the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope Cancer Centre in the US and at the University of Australia in collaboration with Zhejiang University in China, is that women who eat an average of 10g of mushrooms a day seem to halve their risk of breast cancer.’

Click on the links below for some yummy, healthy mushroom recipes.

Mushroom and Bacon Salsa Stuffed Avocado


Eggs Florentine on Portobellos