There are a lot of people who think they know what it means to be brave, strong, determined, and all that goes with it. But, if you want to see pure, pure, pure courage…then go and spend some of your precious time with someone who is fighting for their life, but STILL smiles!!! And then, multiply that courage by a factor of 100 when that person is still only a child!
That is why I am doing my 6 million steps to benefit CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA.
From CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA
“We are truly honoured and grateful to Peter for partnering with CHOC as we rely on individuals and corporates for funding,” says Zelda Zukiswa Jacobs, Communications Manager at CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. “The funds raised through this initiative will go towards our programmes of support such as psychosocial services, training and awareness of the early warning signs of childhood cancer, accommodation close to treatment centres around the country, transport to ensure that no child abandons treatment because the family is unable to afford the transport costs, food parcels as we recognise the financial difficulties families often face, parent to parent support groups and recreational activities,” explains Zelda.
About CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA
Childhood Cancer is a life changing experience, we exist to serve and equip the children, families and community through their cancer journey to keep more than hope alive.
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC has a head office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, two branches, and 12 accommodation facilities close to treatment centres. CHOC relies on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals wanting to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
Our comprehensive support improves the well-being and quality of care to children with cancer and offers families a wide range of psychosocial services and practical support such as counselling, free accommodation close to treatment centres, free transport and transport fund to ensure that no child abandons treatment due to the family not affording transport costs, food parcels as they recognise the financial difficulties families often face and parent to parent support groups. CHOC plays a leading advocacy role through cancer awareness campaigns and lobbying. They also train and educate health care professional, home based care workers and traditional practitioners on the early warning signs of childhood cancer to promote early detection.