1. 09:00 - 12:00 Tracey Lange
  2. 12:00 - 15:00 Ryan O'Connor

Our newest Random Act of Kindness goes out to an initiative called Kids Kicking Cancer. Founded almost 20 years ago in the USA, the non-profit organisation coaches young children on how to use martial arts techniques such as breath work and meditation to help lower their pain and inspire new strength.

In his show, Ryan O'Connor spoke to the chairperson of Kids Kicking Cancer, Richard Friedland about the initiative and the empowering work that they do.

Our mission is to ease the pain of very sick children and at the same time empowering them to be healed physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Richard Friedland, Chairperson of Kids Kicking Cancer

It's hard enough for adults, with, so you can imagine young children having to deal with this. Particularly within the public sector where many of these young children's parents are unable to be with them as they are fighting the fight of their lives.

Richard Friedland, Chairperson of Kids Kicking Cancer

Sherry Saltzman of the Dis-Chem Foundation pledged to help two of their programmes – one in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg – by supplying each with R50,000 in cash, karate uniforms and activity packs to keep the children entertained while waiting for their treatments.

Ryan O'Connor and Dis-chem Foundation stopped by Tygerberg Hospital to chat to Ilze van der Merwe and Moses Sebopa about Kids Kicking Cancer and the initiative.

These kids go through various treatments. It's very hard for them to handle on a day to day basis. What we do is come in and teach them power breathing... to breathe in the light and out the darkness.

Ilze van der Merwe, Kids Kicking Cancer

See how Kids Kicking Cancer empowers children fighting cancer:

To learn more about Kids Kicking Cancer, go to www.kidskickingcancer.co.za

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