CHOC Northern Region News & Articles
This year camp Footprint was held on the 6 and 7 May at Kwalata Adventure Camp.
Many excited siblings were dropped off at CHOC house where they were collected for this exciting camp.
My name is Qondi, I am a parent from Mpumalanga who has a young daughter that was diagnosed with kidney cancer. I was in absolute shock and I couldn’t believe it was happening to me. I was told Pretoria is the only place where she could get the treated. I did not know what to do and where I would stay. I don’t have friends or family in Pretoria, nor did I have enough money to travel from home to hospital every day as it would cost a lot of money.
Lynn Greeff and Rea Rohlandt are retired teachers who visit CHOC house every Wednesday. Parents are taught to make beautiful arts and crafts, while the children are kept busy playing games, reading and fun activities. Below are some of the items Lynn and Rea have made with the parents these past few months.
The Gauteng North High Tea this year will take place on the 21st October. To book your table contact Dianah at 012 323 3492.
The Carnival will take place at Loftus Versveld on the 1st October before the match between the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Western Province.
This year has started with a bang for CHOC Northern Region and the team is committed to enhancing the current programmes. Our core programmes are there to offer support to the children and their families as well as the paediatric oncology staff in the hospitals. We furthermore aim to raise awareness for childhood cancer and educate communities on the early warning signs of childhood cancer.
I remember the beginning, so clearly. It was towards the end of my Grade 9. I had “settled” into adolescence, and was participating in all the items my high school could offer; I was the prime picture of as a fit as a fiddle.
During February and especially on ICCD day, our survivors did presentations at various schools and on Lekker FM 98.3. To listen click the link below:
Professor David Reynders
Differences between Cancer Cells and Normal Cells
On the 11th February 2017, CHOC and City Protection took part in an exhibition at the Kolonnade Retail Centre to create awareness for International Childhood Cancer Day.
Our volunteers were also kept busy during the past few months culminating in February ICCD month. Apart from visiting malls, we did numerous awareness drives at schools and karate clubs.
Even the Voortrekker Monument was dressed in blue on the 15th February. The lighting of Of the Voortrekker Monument took place just after sunset on the 15th February.
The Vodacom Bulls are pleased to announce their exciting partnership with the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA (CHOC) a day after International Childhood Cancer Day which was on 15 February.
Our first volunteer training session of the year was held on the 9th – 10th February 2017. A group of 8 new ward volunteers were trained, and are very excited to start their volunteer sessions in the hospitals.
We asked Mosa why she as a bereaved parent wanted to get involved with CHOC.