Comrades Fund Raiser - CHOC
- By: Alicia Opperman
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/comrades-fund-raiser-choc
It will be my first Comrades in June 2019. I am not just doing the Comrades but decided to raise funds for CHOC; Children Cancer Hospital;whom is one of the Comrades Charities. Please support me in this race to a good cause.
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation
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 heavily on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals wanting to make a difference in the lives of these little ones.
Their comprehensive support improves the welfare and quality of care of children with cancer and offers families a wide range of psychosocial services and practical support such as counselling, free accommodation, 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 also plays a leading advocacy role and promotes early detection to save lives nationally.