From the Regional Desk

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.

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NICOLA’S STORY KEEPING MORE THAN HOPE ALIVE

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.

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SOLID (Survivor, Overcome, Live, Inspire, Dynamic)

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:

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WHAT IS CANCER AND WHAT CANCERS DO CHILDREN GET?

Professor David Reynders

Differences between Cancer Cells and Normal Cells

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JOINING HANDS WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS DURING ICCD

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.

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VOLUNTEER AWARENESS

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. 

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VOORTREKKER MONUMENT GOING BLUE FOR ICCD

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.

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VODACOM BULLS ANNOUNCE THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH CHOC!

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.

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VOLUNTEER TRAINING

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.

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A BEREAVED PARENT SPEAKS

We asked Mosa why she as a bereaved parent wanted to get involved with CHOC. 

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JAKARANDA FM

SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: SUPPORT CHOC’S GOLDEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN

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Want to join the parent committee and support group?

Launch of parent committee and support group for the Northern Region

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The ABC Cancer Toolkit

Posted: 10 Aug 2015

By Dr Charmaine Jacobs

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Host a Civvies Day for CHOC

When: September 2015

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