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Cancer Support in Xhosa

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Cancer Buddies is a non-profit organization which offers support, information and guidance to those affected by cancer. With our platform we pair individuals newly diagnosed with cancer, with survivors who have overcome this dreaded disease.

In South Africa, the vibrant Xhosa speaking community consists of over 8.3 million individuals nationwide, unfortunately most tools for cancer patients are currently only available in English and Afrikaans.

In the spirit of Ubuntu, we would like to honour the great legacy of Nelson Mandela by launching Cancer Buddies in Tata’s home language, Xhosa, in celebration of what would have been the year of his 100th Birthday.

With this campaign we hope to have raised R100 000 to launch a telephone line, social media platform and website in Xhosa!

For the month of November, Cancer Buddies is challenging coffee drinkers to donate R30, the price of a cup of coffee, in honour of a loved one who has faced a cancer diagnosis.

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All funds generated by this campaign will provide the following.

  1. Hire a retired oncology nurse, Marta Booi, to answer our Xhosa telephone line and provide our peer to peer support service in Xhosa.
  2. Develop and translate all Cancer Buddies content from English into Xhosa from social media our website and all other public expressions of our brand and service.
  3. Spread the word in Xhosa so that we can tell the Xhosa community in South Africa they now have a dedicated support line and service.
  4. Apportioned operating expenses to cover the life blood of the organization.

The weight of a cancer diagnosis, can transform an individual’s life indefinitely. Having a strong support system in place and ability to understand your condition can make a world of difference.  

We would like to encourage all South Africans to empower us to better serve the Xhosa community.

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart"

– Nelson Mandela

Donations

  • Dec 04, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "SnapScan" - Christoff Swanepoel

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "i am humbly greatful for my health" - Karien

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "This weeks coffee for my gorgeous mom who survived her cancer but is no longer with us xxxxx" - Barbra K

  • Nov 19, 2018 - R 30.00
  • "SnapScan" - Jannine Pretorius

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "For my Dad, who's biopsy was clear yesterday. " - Carryn

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "For da Oom ;-)" - Brett Simpson

  • Nov 07, 2018 - USD $ 7.45
  • "Great cause" - patrick schofield

  • Nov 07, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "SnapScan" - ZOLA Shyman

  • Nov 07, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "SnapScan" - Brandon Platt

  • Nov 07, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Barbra you are incredible! Thinking of Gary. " - Tracy

  • Nov 06, 2018 - R 123.38
  • "It is my honour to support this unbelievable cause that touches so many lives. I know for a fact that the people heading this up do so with love, passion and dedication. Today this is 4 Gary Kitching" - Sharon Kruyer

  • Nov 05, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "My daughter is a survivor and I am thankfull every day. " - Yvonne B

  • Nov 05, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Last weeks coffee for Gary " - Barbra K

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Toward a valuable support cause" - Mike

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "SnapScan" - Barbra Kruyer

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 30.00
  • "SnapScan" - Erica Schofoeld

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 30.00
  • "For the coolest boss - Patrick Schofield" - Catherine

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "For those who need it" - Mers Hirsh

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "For my Aunty Glenda" - Brett Simpson

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 30.00
  • "SnapScan" - Carl Liebenberg

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 30.00
  • "SnapScan" - Lauren Paillard

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "SnapScan" - Rob McLennan-Smitj

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 30.45
  • "Being there myself, support is one thing I wish every cancer patient to have, because its tough without it! " - Gerranda

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "i am humbly greatful for my health" - Karien

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 30.00
  • "For da Unc ;-)" - Brett

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 30.45
  • "This is for Debbie! " - Catherine

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 56.00
  • "I’m donating the price of my StarBucks coffee in honor of my late grandfather, Jan Hendrik Landman who lost his battle with bladder cancer 11 years ago." - Zane

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 30.00
  • "This if for Theo " - Catherine

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "For Mum ;-)" - Brett Simpson

  • Oct 24, 2018 - R 30.45
  • "This ones for my mother-in-law Melize an amazing woman and cancer survivor!" - Catherine

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 64.00
  • "Monday and Tuesday for Cilla Angel " - Brett Simpson

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 30.45
  • "This ones for Jane - an amazing cancer survivor" - Catherine

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Great work" - Patrick Schofield

  • Oct 22, 2018 - USD $ 2.19
  • "Catherine - in memory of Stephen" - Catherine

  • Oct 19, 2018 - R 32.90
  • "My Friday coffee ;-)" - Brett Simpson

  • Oct 18, 2018 - R 32.00
  • "Coffee sacrifice for 18 October ;-)" - Brett Simpson

  • Oct 17, 2018 - R 32.90
  • "For the coffee I didnt buy on the 17th October 2018 ;-) and every day for the rest of the month" - Brett Simpson

  • Oct 12, 2018 - USD $ 438.36
  • "Because it touches everyone" - Michelle ewan

  • Oct 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for the great work that you are doing, be blessed." - T Snyders

  • Oct 06, 2018 - USD $ 71.15
  • "I hope this small donation helps a great cause" - David Hrt

  • Oct 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Brett!" - Kitty

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "i am humbly greatful for my health" - Karien

  • Sep 15, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "i am humbly greatful for my health" - Karien

  • Sep 07, 2018 - R 257.05
  • ""So much to be thankful about!"" - John Villet

  • Aug 31, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck with this campaign" - Louise Fourie

  • Aug 30, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "So blessed and always grateful" - petty

  • Aug 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for the great work you do." - Janie du Plessis

  • Aug 30, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Every cent counts..." - Linda Mgobozi

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Everyone needs somebody & to get support, love, hope & understanding from someone who has gone through the same battle as you makes the journey easier.. " - BSK

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Lets start the ball roling" - Brett Simpson

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 32 984.00

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 18 600.00
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Cancer Buddies is an organisation which offers support, information and guidance to those affected by cancer. It matches those newly diagnosed with cancer, to survivors who are trained to assist patients and their carers to deal with and heal through their cancer journey.     

It offers this free peer to peer buddy support network where cancer patients can interact with, receive practical advice, information, guidance and support from cancer survivors who have walked a path through their own cancer journey.

We are looking for Cancer Buddy Champions who have been touched by cancer in some way to raise funds for their favorite Cancer Buddies Projects or to enable the Cancer Buddies team to deliver more support for South Africans affected and suffering from the raw reality of a cancer diagnosis.

To set up your own fundraising page for Cancer Buddies click here