“We make a living by what we get and we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
Every week a child or teenager is able be discharged and go home healthy, thanks in part to your support! Every week children and teenagers around the country receive food, shelter, counselling and much more, thanks to your support!
On behalf of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA, I would like to personally thank you for your continued confidence and support to our organisation. Your generosity enables us to do what we do, and inspires us to continue assisting children with cancer and life threatening blood disorders and their families.
The past year we have many significant achievements and milestones. Some of the key ones are:
- By bringing new staff and volunteers on board, we have expanded our practical and emotional support programmes and Core service across the country.
- We are intensifying our Awareness programme to help reduce the unacceptably high rate of late diagnosis. This past year, a CHOC childhood cancer message has been shared with over 10 million people!
- We have increased our networking and advocacy role with government, business, and society in general, and expanded our collaboration with other non-profit organisations including the initiating and participation in the newly establish Childhood Cancer Network of SA (CCNSA).
Our disciplined financial management, good governance and your tremendous financial support allowed us to remain financially stable through the tough economic times of 2016. Over the past year we have seen the number of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer increase, and similarly there has been a significant rise in the demand for CHOCs services and support. So you support now and in the future is ever more needed!
On behalf of every child, parent and loved one that is touched by and supported through our programmes, a deep-felt and big thank you!!
Best regards and have a blessed holiday season!