2020 Sunflower Day Schools Competition


The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS is a donor recruitment centre and stem cell registry for Africa and is part of a global network, dedicated to creating awareness about blood diseases and stem cell donation, recruiting blood stem cell donors and maintaining a registry of committed donors.

The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS pays for the cost of the tissue-type testing. This is fundamental to saving the lives of South Africans and patients globally who need a stem cell transplant. The chance of finding a matching donor is 1 in 100,000 – and as ethnic origin plays a significant role in the search for a donor, South Africa’s rainbow nation is at a distinct disadvantage, requiring a large pool of prospective donors.

SUNFLOWER DAY - Take action #BeAHero

One of The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS’s major fundraising initiatives is the National Sunflower Day campaign, which leverages the sale of Tubes of Hope (TOPES) and other merchandise to raise funds for the valuable work we do. The campaign has been running for 17 years. Sunflower Day is an open source campaign through which you can commemorate Sunflower Day and raise funds with mini events in support of the cause.

The 2020 campaign aims to evoke hero status within our supporters. Every story needs a hero. When you support the campaign by buying a TOPE, you join the company of extraordinary people - patients, survivors and
families of those that have lost the battle to blood diseases. Our heroes actively support the fight against these diseases by enabling The Sunflower Fund to recruit more blood stem cell donors.

People will be encouraged to Take action#BeAHero through buying a TOPE, spreading awareness and raising funds for our cause.


Enter our Sunflower Day schools competition and your school could win awesome prizes. The competition will run from 1 October to 30 November 2020. Registrations are open.

How to enter:
• Register online before 13 November 2020
• Pick a date in November that fits in with your schools calendar to celebrate Sunflower Day
• Encourage learners to purchase a TOPE and wear it to show support either on 13 November (Sunflower Day) OR any day in November that fits into your school calendar.
• Take fun, creative photos of all learners wearing their TOPES in interesting ways.
• Submit your photos to The Sunflower Fund schools@sunflowerfund.org by latest 20 November 2020.
• Stand a chance to win!

Winners will be announced by 30 November 2020. For any queries please contact schools@sunflowerfund.org.

Please complete the fields below to enter the competition.
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1. Name of School *
2. Physical address *
3. Name of school Principal *
4. Schools competition contact person *
5. Alternative contact
7. Telephone *
8. Cell no
9. Number of learners: *
10. Website address *
11. Facebook/Instagram page links
12. Province: *
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