The second Manny de Freitas Foundation (MdFF) for Cancer Family Dinner Fundraiser function took place on Saturday, 19 September 2015 at the Pizza Del Forno in the Park Meadows Centre in Kensington.
The MdFFaims to, amongst its various objectives, to support alternative cancer treatment, educational and support initiatives. The MdFF was borne out after the death of IFP Member of Parliament, Mario Ambrosini who saw improvements in his condition after undergoing presently illegal alternative treatments. Before passing away, Ambrosini asked de Freitas to continue the work he started in this field. “I made a promise to Mario that I would continue his legacy that he started, explained de Freitas.
“Our fundraising event proved to be most successful thanks to the cooperation of Carlos Cardoso, owner of the host restaurant. DJ Paul from Latinos Mobile Disco provided the music free of charge. We are most grateful for Cupcakes for Cancer that sponsored 100 cup cakes that were auctioned.” De Freitas said. The auction proved to be most successful thanks to the persuasive techniques of the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Genevieve Le Coq who was able to convince those present to purchase various items on the auction. The auction yielded over R15000,00.
“I am humbled at the overwhelming support at this function as in total it yielded just over R42200,00. This will go a long way to the work that we undertake.