Have a heart for Choc

2016-02-03 06:00

INTERNATIONAL Childhood Cancer day is on Monday 15 February.

The Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa - Choc - has issued a challenge to Umvoti schools to support the day through the theme “Have a heart for children with cancer”.

• Allocate a tree in your grounds - be creative and

design and make a heart to hang in the tree.

• For R5, R10 or R20 pupils and staff can wear civvies on Monday 15 February and hang their heart in the tree, remembering all children who have cancer

• Take photos of your “heart trees” and send to Choc or the media.

While deaths due to infectious diseases have been significantly reduced, deaths due to childhood cancer is now the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in developed and developing countries.

To raise funds for its great work, Choc is selling badges at R10 and heart-shaped chocolates at R10 and R30.

For more information email dbn@choc.org.za

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