Sunflower Day 2021

17 September 2021

DKMS Africa (formerly known as The Sunflower Fund) annual Sunflower Day campaign will be commemorated on Friday, 17 September this year.

Sunflower Day PSA

The Sunflower Day campaign, which is one of DKMS’s biggest fundraising and awareness raising initiatives, is centred on the sale of a multipurpose accessory called a Tube of Hope (TOPE). All funds raised goes towards helping patients, with life-threatening blood cancers and disorders like leukaemia, sickle cell disease and aplastic anaemia to name a few, in need of a life-saving blood stem cell (bone marrow) transplant and to grow our patient support programme to help patients who cannot afford the cost of transplant.

How can you help?

The campaign is a national integrated marketing and awareness campaign across a number of channels including traditional, online, social media, outdoor advertising, donor drives and events.

Buy a  Tube of Hope (TOPE) and support our cause. Retailing for just R30 at Pick n Pay stores nationwide, selected independent (ICPA) pharmacies and online at Zando, the design is inspired by people taking action to bring hope to patients in need of a stem cell transplant and go on sale in August.

In addition to the sale of TOPES, DKMS is urging all supporters to consider planning a mini event or fundraiser to commemorate Sunflower Day and help with much needed fundraising efforts to grow the patient support fund. #CelebrateHope on Sunflower Day, 17 September 2021.

What is a TOPE?

A Tube of Hope (TOPE) is an affordable, multipurpose article of clothing and can be worn as a headband, mask, scarf, cap or arm-band. Being broadly versatile, it may be used in a wide variety of sports or outdoor activities and will be available in six eye-catching colours. The TOPE offers practical functionality for the entire family and also gives wearers the opportunity to show their support for this important cause.

Take photos of your wearing your TOPE is many creative ways and share on your social media platforms. #CelebrateHope #SunflowerDay2021

Remember, the more photos we share, the more people will see, and the louder we’ll be heard!


Formerly known as The Sunflower Fund