Chip in with CHOC and join their 2021 virtual golf day

Have you felt that extreme satisfaction when your ball lands in the hole, on the 9th or 18th hole? Well, if you participate in the 2021 CHOC Challenge Virtual Golf Days the feeling is even greater as you will be assisting to make sure that children and their families who are affected by cancer are supported throughout their journey.


When you are battling out on the greens across Gauteng you are battling out for those children who need our support.


Nagm Azar, CHOC Chairman comments,  “For children and families facing cancer, the COVID 19 pandemic has made the challenges of their diagnosis all the more daunting.  CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa wants to help these families, so that they do not face this fight alone. 


There is no better time than September which is Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to spread awareness and information on childhood cancer. Chip in during the month of September and take part in one of several virtual golf days that CHOC are hosting in partnership with the Central Gauteng Golf Association.

Andy Trulock, Manager of the  Central Gauteng Golf Association notes “ we are excited to partner with CHOC an NGO which augments the multidisciplined interventions within the various hospitals for patients with Cancer. “

The 2021 CHOC Challenge Virtual Golf Days will be held throughout the month of September. We encourage golf clubs to host a CHOC Challenge on one of their competition days in an effort to support our Foundation. All members are welcome to participate and are encouraged to bring visitors to join in on the day.

The format of the virtual golf days will be Individual Stableford, with prizes up for grabs for the top performers. We waiting with baited breath to see who will be the champion, however at the end of the day the true winners are the patients. Everyone who enters, will get an automatic entry into the CGGU CHOC raffle, where exciting prizes are up for grabs.

 Don’t think twice CHIP in! Grab a four-ball and join us in our 2021 virtual golf day.


For media queries or assistance with booking contact Taryn [email protected] or 072 243 5179


Or visit or the Central Gauteng Golf Association website.

Vodacom Blue Bulls partner with CHOC


September is the gold ribbon month – marked as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; this is a time where globally, countries honour and remember children and families affected by this rare disease, and help rally awareness on the early warning signs of childhood cancer. CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is the only organisation in South Africa that provides nationwide physical and psychosocial support to children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders – and their families! The organisation, which has a head office, six regional offices and twelve accommodation facilities, also supports the specialist treatment facilities in academic hospitals. CHOC is encouraging all South Africans to “Go for Gold” by purchasing the gold ribbon from their regional CHOC offices.. The ribbon is to be worn throughout the month of September. It represents the courage of all our little heroes battling cancer, acknowledges every survivor and honours the memory of every precious life lost to childhood cancer.

In developed countries, childhood cancer has become largely curable with the overall survival rate between 70% and 80% whilst in South Africa the rate is closer to 50%. CHOC aims to ensure that more children in South Africa are cured and that the survival rate goes up. Your support of the GO FOR GOLD childhood cancer awareness campaign will go a long way in highlighting childhood cancer and showing support to those battling cancer around the world.

The Vodacom Blue Bulls will be utilising the game against the Griquas this weekend to assist in driving awareness around the work that CHOC does and childhood cancers.

Hanro Liebenberg, Captain of the Vodacom Blue Bulls for the clash, expressed his sentiments: “We made the call earlier this year to use most home games to drive charitable and good causes in our community, as we speak to masses of fans and rugby lovers. The team is really looking forward to getting behind CHOC, as this is a cause that is very dear to our hearts. The thought of beautiful little kids taking on the fight against cancer does scare most of us, but it’s also inspiring knowing just how tough and positive these little heroes are.”

CHOC together with the Vodacom Blue Bulls will be handing out FREE Golden Ribbons at the stadium on Friday evening, and are encouraging fans to wear them with pride, while making a bold statement.