CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation

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CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation

Category: 

Health and Welfare, Education and Skills Development or Philanthropy

Description of beneficiary:

NGO supporting children with cancer and their families from diagnosis onwards. Offer accommodation in two CHOC Houses in EL, CHOC employs a full time Social Worker who is based at the unit to support the medical staff and assist the families, assist with transport funds to get to the treatment centre and back home, assist with bereavement costs, run a mom’s skills programme and a CHOC Interactive Play and Skills programme for the children in the ward

Top 3 projects :

1. 2 CHOC Houses which supply accommodation and meals at no charge for the out of town families when they bring their children to the unit for treatment.                                   

2. CHOC Interactive Play and Skills programme which is run 3 x a week by a CHOC paid teacher, to ensure that some form of education continues while the children are out of school as a result       of treatment.                                                                  

3. CHOC Awareness programmes and road shows that inform the community of the importance of identifying the early warning signs of childhood cancer which results in early detection


The best estimates are that 1 in 408 children are diagnosed with cancer in South Africa each year. However, based on the rates that are experienced in other countries, it is believed that this is only half the number of children who have cancer; the rest are never diagnosed and thus receive no treatment. Currently, in East London, we have over 150 patients on treatment

 

Contact person Mrs Debbie Kleinenberg – Regional Manager CHOC Eastern Cape

Tel/Cell: 083 440 6848

Physical Address: 54 Edge Road Beacon Bay East London


To donate to this organisation:

Banking details

Bank: Standard Bank

- Account Name CHOC E. Cape

- Account Number: 347 337 368

- Branch Code: 053721

- Account Type: Savings

- Reference: Algoa Cares

 

 


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