Dube tells sisters cancer is not a death sentence

A phenomenal woman, television actress Lillian Dube, brought the house down with her great sense of humour.

A phenomenal woman, television actress Lillian Dube, brought the house down with her great sense of humour.

Dancing to the song Simply the Best as she came on to the stage at the women's club gathering, Dube, pictured, said her intention was to outshine Angie Makwetla with her latest dance moves.

"Did she think she was going to beat me? Maybe she didn't know that I can dance?" Dube charged.

The breast cancer survivor, who is also a diabetic, encouraged women to live their lives to the fullest and not to be discouraged by challenges.

"Cancer is not a death sentence. When I was diagnosed with cancer my first reaction was 'eish', Dube said.

"I have learnt to embrace life and accept the things I cannot change," she said.

Dube, who is known for her role as Sister Bettina in the drama series Soul City, in which she promotes good health and development, said she saw the diagnosis as a wake-up call for her to do something about cancer.

Since being diagnosed, Dube has been doing road shows under the campaign, "Journey of hope" across the country. The campaign creates awareness around breast cancer and encourages women to take charge of their lives by having regular check-ups to prevent unnecessary deaths.

All in all, the Sowetan Women's Club came back with a big bang. Not only were women motivated and inspired, they were also pampered with fabulous prizes worth thousands of rands.

Television actress Florence Masebe did a wonderful job as programme director, while South Africa's queen of gospel Rebecca Malope rocked the crowd with her splendid performance.

The next meeting is on December 18. Phone 083-558-1750 to attend.

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