The PinkforSheila x Shop Zetu Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month. At Shop Zetu, Women account for up to 65% of our workforce. It is in our DNA to reaffirm our commitment to fighting breast cancer and to remind ourselves and all our customers of the importance of prevention and early detection. To raise awareness this month, Shop Zetu has partnered with the PinkforSheila Cancer Foundation, an initiative whose goal is to reduce the cancer mortality rates in Kenya by working directly with cancer patients and their families.

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To support the PinkforSheila foundation,10% of all sales made from Shop Zetu's Pink October collection will be donated to support the initiative.

About the PinkforSheila cancer foundation

The foundation was launched by Michelle Ngei to commemorate her sister, Sheila Mutanu, who battled and unfortunately succumbed to cancer.

Sheila’s story as told by Michelle

“Sheila Mutanu was 24 years old when she was diagnosed with Metastatic Stage IV Breast Cancer in March 2020. We first learned of the lump when she was in High School but after examination, the doctor assured us that the lump was due to her changing hormones.

In January 2020, she started developing serious leg and back pain and after numerous tests, they found out that breast cancer had spread to her bones. Her treatment was mostly Radiotherapy and Hormone Therapy.

In September 2020 she started improving but in December she started having serious headaches that were later discovered to be a tumor in her head. Surgery was later done in February 2021 to remove it but she did not improve. She started developing complications like Anemia and low Oxygen levels. Further tests were done and it was discovered that cancer had spread to her lungs and liver. Sheila later died on 15th June 2021.

I started PinkforSheila because of the struggles we went through as a family i.e. before Sheila's diagnosis, during treatment, and even after she left us. Some of our struggles revolve around Financial Support and Emotional Support.”

PinkforSheila's sole purpose is to;

  1. Educate people about the different types of cancer,
  2. Promote early detection,
  3. Offer support to people living with Cancer, and
  4. Advocating for better cancer care.     

10% of all sales made from Shop Zetu's Pink October collection will be donated to support the following cancer patients: 


She is married with one child and is an Accountant by profession. She was first diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer in December 2020. She has had 4 cycles of Chemotherapy at Kenyatta National Hospital and 7 cycles of Radiotherapy treatment at Nairobi West Hospital.

In December 2021, the doctors discovered a recurrence of her cancer which had now become Stage IV Tripple Negative Breast Cancer. She is currently doing 6 cycles of chemotherapy and is due to start Radiotherapy soon.

Since her diagnosis, she has lost her job due to regular absences from work which has affected her financially and affected her mental health


Mother of 6 children who are all below 15 years. The youngest child is 3 months old.

She was diagnosed with Right Breast - Invasive Grade III Breast Carcinoma (Breast Cancer) in April 2022. She has since been on Chemotherapy treatment at Kenyatta University Referral Hospital. She is currently living in Busia and has to travel to Nairobi whenever she has a session. This has greatly affected her finances and living conditions. She is pleading for financial support to facilitate her Medical expenses and household use.

Shop the Pink Collection to support breast cancer awareness this October. Thank you for being part of such an important cause!

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