Friday roundup time
Here's a funny story published on Ackermans' My Balancing Act space:
Then, we all get these press releases all the time and I ignore most of them, but this one is an app that Netcare has launched, called Netcare Assist. If you have a smartphone maybe check it out. One of my fears is that I won't know what to do in an emergency with the boys. Like, how will I act quickly enough if there's been poison/anaphalectic shock/drowning... where seconds count.
So I intend checking out this app, apparently it has telephone numbers, nearest hospital locators and first aid tips.
“You can call Netcare’s emergency medical service, Netcare 911, for immediate assistance. In a matter of seconds you can also find contact details for your nearest Netcare hospital, Netcare pharmacy, Medicross Family Medical and Dental Centre.
“In an emergency the app’s First Aid Assist functionality provides information on how to handle incidences, from choking to heart attacks. You can either listen to a clip or read the information, which is often accompanied by photos illustrating the actions to be taken.
Medical data that could be vital to doctors treating you in a life-threatening situation, can be inserted into the Personal Emergency Actions Manage feature.
The information can also be managed as and when the user pleases. The Netcare Assist app is already connected with the entire Netcare network across all healthcare disciplines and is updated accordingly.
Lastly, cancer. I don't speak much about it on this blog but my brother Adam died from cancer when he was 32. Thirty-two!
Shave-a-thon's are so 2012, apparently. Inking is the new thing. So if you've been planning where to put your next tramp stamp, maybe you wanna wait till 29 March and get an affiliated tattoo studio to do it for you in aid of CHOC.
Tattoo-a-thon aims to raise R 500 000 for children’s cancer charity
29 March 2013: The second annual Tattoo-a-thon will be launched on the 29th of March with the aim of raising R500,000 for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA.
CHOC is a nationwide organisation that provides holistic support for children suffering from cancer or life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. Along with the top tattoo studios in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban, the Tattoo-a-thon plans to raise the proceeds by generating a record 1000 tattoos in one day.
“The event brings a diverse group of South Africans together who are all eager to assist CHOC by being tattooed by South Africa’s most talented artists,” Says Jordan Gray, founder of the Tattoo-a-thon.
The Tattoo-a-thon will feature talented tattoo artists from top studios such as Wildfire Tattoos, Sins of Style, Metal Machine, and Fallen Heroes. “All tattoos are a set size, based on one hour of tattooing and will cost only R700. Participants can book their tattoo directly with the tattoo studio and can visit www.tattooathon.co.za to choose an artist of their choice,” Says Manuela Gray, co-founder and owner of Wildfire Tattoos in Long Street, Cape Town.
Twitter Feed: @tattooathon
Facebook: Tattoo-A-Thon for CHOC
Happy weekend everybody!