Make a Difference This Festive Season

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Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Endless Opportunities and Inspirations

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CHOC CEO, Hedley Lewis

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In 2023, I discovered boundless opportunities for inspiration. The resilience exhibited by our patients and their families became a wellspring of motivation. Each day, the dedication of hospital executives, peadiatric oncologists, and our multidisciplinary team in their pursuit of the life-saving mission left me in awe.

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Amidst economic challenges, our donors demonstrated unwavering commitment, delving deep to provide crucial support. My heart swelled with gratitude for the tireless efforts of volunteers at the Board level, the compassionate contributions from The CHOC Cows, and the invaluable support from hospital volunteers who stood steadfastly by our side, enriching our collective capacity. Thank you to our CHOC Staff who make a difference every day and continue to fulfill their roles with incredible passion!

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To every individual who exceeded expectations, inspiring me and making an incredible difference in 2023, I extend heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire CHOC family.
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​​​​​​​​​Your dedication has been the heartbeat of our shared mission.
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​​​​​​​​​Hedley Lewis
​​​​​​​​​CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA CEO

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Meet Kamohelo and his Shadow Buddy!

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Kamohelo, a brave 9-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in March. His treatment journey began at Universitas Hospital, but after careful consideration by the medical team, CHOC Regional Manager, and Social Worker, it was decided that Kamohelo and his mother would stay at the CHOC House during his treatment.

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Despite his condition, he loves exploring and participating in activities. His favorite pastime is organising all the scooters so that all the children can enjoy riding them. He’s a helpful young boy, always coming up with plans to make things easier for the house staff during cleaning. Additionally, he has taken an interest in learning other languages like Afrikaans, English, and Xhosa.
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​​​​​​​​​Social Worker Maria Mtonxa conducted a session with Kamohelo, using a shadow buddy to explain his diagnosis and explore his emotions. Initially, he felt very sick and scared during his hospital stay and treatment. However, now that he’s at the CHOC House, where he can play freely and be away from the restrictive hospital environment, Kamohelo is responding well to his treatment.
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Flip Flop Day 2024

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Stand together, shoulder to sole with Flippie by buying your sticker for R10 so that the brave children and teenagers of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa will never stand alone again in their fight against childhood cancer!

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Purchase your Flip Flop Day Stickers Here
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MacSteel’s Generous Support Shines on Flip Flop Day 2023

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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to MacSteel for being a standout supporter of Flip Flop Day 2023! Your enthusiastic participation has truly made a significant impact, and we are thrilled to share the exciting ways in which your team contributed to the festivities.

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As staunch advocates for our cause and CHOC Gauteng South, MacSteel generously purchased 3000 stickers, amounting to a total value of R30,000. These stickers were thoughtfully distributed to all MacSteel Branches nationwide, fostering widespread engagement in our mission.

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MacSteel staff were encouraged to showcase their creativity by finding unique ways to wear their flip flops, sparking conversations about cancer awareness within their teams. The results were nothing short of fantastic, with standout performances from individuals who truly embraced the spirit of the day.
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​​​​​​​​​Thank you for making Flip Flop Day 2023 a resounding success, MacSteelers! Your dedication and enthusiasm have not only elevated the event but also contributed significantly to our ongoing efforts in the fight against cancer.We look forward to your continued support and participation in the years to come. 

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Our Flip Flop day is an event aimed at raising awareness about childhood cancer. We would be delighted to have many other companies join us in this noble cause. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer.

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Flip Flop Day is proudly supported by:
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CHOC Updates:

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Our Awareness Team trains the IMCI Coordinators
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​​​​​​​​​​​​Effective training can that children reach specialised treatment centers, ensuring they receive timely and effective treatment, along with access to vital medication and care. Our team recently provided training to IMCI Coordinators across all five Health Districts in Gauteng. This training initiative was collaboratively organised by CHOC and the Gauteng Department of Health.
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​​​​​​​​​​​​To read more about our Awareness and Education Programme, click here
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Thank you to the donors in KZN

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​​​​​​​​​​​​CHOC expresses gratitude to the KwaZulu-Natal Deeds Registry Office and the KwaZulu-Natal Surveyor General for their generous support in bringing hope and dignity to children diagnosed with cancer.
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​​​​​​​​​​​​The team successfully raised a total of R3100 through various fundraising initiatives.
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​​​​​​​​​​​​To get involved with events and fundraising for CHOC click here
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Thank you to the SAPPI Women of Worth Team

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Our sincere appreciation goes out to the SAPPI Women of Worth team for their invaluable support during our Give Some Hope campaign in September. Under the leadership of their CFO, Pramy Moodley, and Community Relations Lead, Zee Zeka Ngcamu, the team successfully raised R5000 to contribute to bringing hope to children battling cancer.
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​​​​​​​​​​​​To get involved with events and fundraising for CHOC click here
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Well done to The CHOC Cows

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​​​​​​​​​​​​MOOSIVE THANK MOO to each and every super cow, donor and supporter who completed the 947 Ride Joburg this year!
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​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for supporting our cause and being AMOOZING. Ride Joburg wouldn’t be the same without each and every one of you! 
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​​​​​​​​​​​​To join the herd, click here
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There is still time to make a difference this year! 

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The festive season brings a time of warmth, togetherness, and joy – a moment when families gather, and hearts overflow with gratitude and hope. It is a season of giving, a time when our souls resonate with the spirit of generosity and kindness.

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For many children, celebrating the holidays at home surrounded by their loved ones is a cherished idea. At CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA, our mission is simple yet profound: to bring smiles to the faces of these young warriors by reuniting them with their families during this special time.

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We understand the significance of these moments and the hurdles many families encounter in making these reunions possible. Transport expenses can pose a substantial barrier, hindering the possibility of these children reuniting with their families during the holidays. That’s where we seek your support.

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Your generosity can transform the lives of these brave young souls. Your donation will help cover the costs of transportation, ensuring that these children, along with their caregivers, can journey home safely to spend precious moments with their families. It’s a gift of love, hope, and the creation of everlasting memories that these children will treasure for a lifetime.
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​​​​​​​​​Click here to donate to this campaign.

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Be the Light this Festive Season

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Childhood cancer presents an incredibly challenging path, one that is almost beyond comprehension. The idea of children and their families waking up and depending on battery-powered lanterns in such circumstances should also be inconceivable. Yet, in the face of our current challenges, this is the stark reality.

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CHOC has 13 home-away-from-home facilities that offer a safe, comfortable, and homely environment for the families during the lengthy and stressful cancer treatment phase. However, these facilities face the challenge of frequent power outages due to load-shedding, which affects the quality of life and comfort of the families.

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To address this problem, CHOC launched a solar campaign to install solar panels at its accommodation facilities. The solar panels provide a reliable and sustainable source of power for the CHOC houses, ensuring that the lights stay on even during load-shedding. The solar power also reduces the electricity bills and the carbon footprint of the facilities, making them more environmentally friendly.

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To donate towards this campaign, please click here.

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Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference and helps us bring light and hope to these children and their families.

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Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Together, we can make this holiday season a memorable one for these children and their families.

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Our mailing address is: ​​​​​​​​​​​​CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation ​​​​​​​​​​​​45 Homestead Road ​​​​​​​​​​​​The Avenues Office Park ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Syringa Building ​​​​​​​​​​​​Rivonia ​​​​​​​​​​​​2128

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