Coast To Coast For Cancer
- By: Matthew Walton
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/mattwalton
This event will cover over 1800 km and take place over a period of 59 days, covering approximately 50 km a day and resting on weekends. The event will consist of a televised start at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on the 5th of April 2010 and end in Durban on the 2nd of June 2010. A total of 43 towns and cities will be covered and a scroll with a message from the mayor of Cape Town will be presented to the mayor of each town and city visited, this process will involve a police escort starting 5km outside of each city center.
- Firstly to raise enough money for CHOC to make a visible difference
- To raise awareness of the plight of children with Cancer in South Africa
- To show others that nothing is impossible and that anything can be done if you put your mind to it
- Jul 09, 2009 - R 500.00
- "Hou bene hou!!! Sterkte" - Namibcowboy
- Apr 09, 2009 - R 100.00
- "Good luck!!!" - Victor
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.