At 72 years old, Umhlanga-based Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman has served his community for over 50 years.
And his four-legged, furry assistant Humphrey has been a fixture at his side since Immerman adopted the little dog from the local SPCA. Humphrey is a calming, supportive friend to all those who visit the pharmacy and helps encourage scared kids to take their medicine when sick.
Immerman says his passion for pharmacy, and in life, stems from giving back to society instead of taking.
This shines through in the care he takes of patients and customers, and in his drive to support the incredible work that the SPCA does. With Humphrey as the inspiration, Immerman started fundraising for the SPCA six years ago and has already raised R600 000. He hopes to increase this number to R1 000 000 - to make Humphrey a dog in a million.
The registered NPO Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman is nominating is:
"Springfield Park Durban SPCA" .
Thank you for nominating the pharmacists and healthcare professionals in your communities making a real difference and impact. We were honoured to feature and share 12 of these nominees incredible stories.
Nominations and votes are now closed. Winners will be announced on 6 July 2020 right here on Sponsors of Brave.
These winners will walk away with an all-expenses-paid trip to an overseas medical conference of their choice, as well as the opportunity to pay-it-forward by donating R25 000 to a registered NPO charity of their choice.