CHILD CANCER SURVIVORS RECEIVE MUCH-NEEDED SUPPORT
KFM, in partnership with the Dis-Chem Foundation, has donated food packs and transport to childhood survivors of cancer, worth more than R60 000.
The team at CHOC - Childhood Cancer Foundation - is based at Tyberberg Hospital and provides assistance to children battling with cancer, as well as to their families.
KFM’s Carl Wastie visited the CHOC team during the course of the week to get a first-hand account of the needs at hand. Today, during his radio show, he followed up on his visit with a phone-call to Lynette Muthuray, Regional Manager of CHOC. She told Wastie of the hard times faced by children at the unit and how important family is to them. “Many of these children do not live in the Bellville area. It means that they are often without their family support. The other implication is that the families must travel long distances to see their sick children; this can be a very expensive exercise for underprivileged families. “
Penny Stein from the Dischem Foundation joined in on the phone-call and surprised Lynette with good news - the Dischem Foundation and KFM are donating R60 000 towards travel and food packs.
“I cant imagine having to be ill, as a child, and not having my mom near me.” said Carl Wastie. “The work done by CHOC is remarkable and Im blessed to be a part of this journey today.”:
“This is what the Dischem Foundation stands for” said Penny Stein “and we’re delighted to make a difference, no matter how big nor small, with CHOC in partnership with KFM.