Vision, Mission & Logo

Vision

The vision of the Pretoria West Palliative Care Forum is to create awareness and promote palliative care visibly, in order to alleviate suffering and to provide quality palliative care for all residents living with a life threatening illness within the Pretoria West area.

Mission

The goal of the Pretoria West Palliative Care Forum is to combine the expertise and efforts of all member organisations to provide a professional programme of comprehensive palliative care – responding to physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs – dedicated exclusively to patients and their families facing progressive and life threatening illness within the Pretoria West area.

The logo of the Pretoria West Palliative Care Forum is consists of:

Pretoria West Palliative Care Forum

Awareness ribbons forming the letter ‘W’, which represents the people of the Pretoria West area. The different colour awareness ribbons represents the various cancers, HIV/AIDS, other life-threatening diseases and hospice care as follows:

Teal/Jade - Liver Cancer, Gynecological Cancer
Burgundy - Multiple Myeloma, Hospice Care
Yellow - Sarcoma, Bone Cancer, Bladder Cancer
Lavender - General Cancer, Stomach Cancer
Pink - Breast Cancer
Green - Lymphoma, Kidney Cancer
Orange - Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis
Brown - Colorectal Cancer, Colon Cancer
Blue - Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer
White/Pearl - Bone Cancer, Lung Cancer, COPD
Black - Melanoma
Peach - Uterine Cancer, Endometrial Cancer
Purple - Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Testicular Cancer
Light Blue - Prostate Cancer, Childhood Cancer
Gray - Brain Cancer
Red - HIV/AIDS, Heart Disease

A chain in the colours of the awareness ribbons forms a circle around the letter ‘W’. The chain represents the member organisations of the Pretoria West Palliative Care Forum working together to facilitate the relief of suffering through the promotion and provision of quality palliative care to all in the Pretoria West sub-district.