Table Mountain to go blue for International Childhood Cancer Day

Table Mountain to go blue for International Childhood Cancer Day

In recognition of International Childhood Cancer Day, Table Mountain will be lit up in blue on the evening of Monday, 15 February 2016.

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Photo courtesy of Mohammed Bassa

The blue lights are being sponsored by the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC), who have dedicated more than 35 years to supporting children with cancer, as well as their families.

Research shows that the survival rate of children diagnosed with cancer in developed countries is around 80%. The survival rate in South Africa is, however, closer to 50%, because children are not diagnosed early enough. CHOC aims to ensure that the survival rate improves.

Watch this short video to learn more about the kind of work CHOC does: 

Keen to get involved? Visit www.choc.org.za to find out how you can donate, volunteer your time or help with the CHOC houses' wish lists. 

Alternatively, you can purchase a Relate Bracelet for R39 at selected Woolworths stores countrywide. Proudly 100% not-for-profit, Relate Bracelets empowers and uplifts by helping the less fortunate create better lives for themselves. Over 60% of the income from the sale of these bracelets goes to social upliftment and CHOC.

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