The medical students on Prinshof campus once again took part in their KAALender photo shoot, where they stripped bare, for charity. Perdeby was offered a sneak peak.

KAALender started with three medical students as a fund-raising initiative in 2010 and this will be the second year it is officially released. According to Lourens Terblanche, a fifth-year medical student at UP who co-delegated and participated in the calendar, R10 000 was raised last year and donated to the Future Families charity organisation for families affected by HIV/Aids. They intend to continue supporting Future Families this year.

Any medical student can participate and although everyone appears to be nude, creative methods are used to cover up the essentials. For the 2012 photo shoot, “secret underwear” was used to create this effect, explained Terblanche. KAALender 2012 was financed by Sanlam and supplied the shoot with a professional make-up artist (Lynn Kennedy), a photographer (JP Hanekom) and a layout artist (Gawie Joubert). The participants would also like to thank them for their contribution.

“It takes a lot of planning and negotiating to get people involved, but we are glad to see that a willingness to help people in need is still a priority today. It makes all the effort worthwhile in the end,” says Terblanche.

KAALender 2012 is currently available at Bookmark on Hatfield and Groenkloof campus and also during lunch-time in the cafeteria on Prinshof campus at R70 a calendar.

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