CHOC is an acronym for Children’s Haematology Oncology Clinics and was established in 1979 by a parent group in Johannesburg. They recognised how far-reaching the impact of cancer is on families and the children undergoing treatment.
By the end of the century, parent groups had been set up in most main centres. In 2000, a national organisation was formed and, today, we have divisions in:
Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal Divisions have branches to address specific local needs in Port Elizabeth and Pietermaritzburg.
We do not receive funding from government but rely heavily on donations from caring corporates, individuals and parents of children with cancer. All funds raised are used to provide
all-encompassing support – from direct practical help to the children and their families and those involved in the treatment – to necessary equipment.