'HATS on 4 CPC': Local NGO shares how you can show your support on Universal Child Palliative Care Day

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Join Paedspal in honouring children families and health care teams. (Supplied/Paedspal)
Join Paedspal in honouring children families and health care teams. (Supplied/Paedspal)

Universal Child Palliative Care Day is commemorated annually hat on the second Friday of October to acknowledge the difficult road that children with incurable diseases travel together with their families and health carer.

This special day is also fondly called HATS on 4 CPC because it's become tradition worldwide to wear a fun hat.

The idea is that wearing a funny hat will stimulate conversation around a topic (childhood illnesses) that is usually avoided and difficult to talk about says Paedspal, a local NGO and largest service provider of children's palliative care in South Africa.

Paedspal is encouraging South Africans to join them and their celeb ambassadors, singer, Majozi and comedian Nik Rabinowitz, in honouring children families and health care teams.

Hats on

Since the pandemic has made it impossible to host their annual fundraiser concert, Paedspal is asking that you wear a hat, tag them on Facebook or Instagram and send out a message of hope in support of Universal Child Palliative Care.

The NGO is also asking the country to consider becoming "pals" of Paedspal by making a once-off donation or signing up as monthly donors. 

Tag Paedspal on Facebook, Instagram or visit their website to find out more supporting the local NGO


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