CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, South Africa

Monday, December 12, 2016
By, Wilme Verwoerd

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is the only organization in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC has a head office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, two branches, and 12 accommodation facilities strategically located close to treatment centers. CHOC relies heavily on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals wanting to make a difference in the lives of these little ones.

Their comprehensive support improves the welfare and quality of care of children with cancer and offers families a wide range of psychosocial services and practical support. These include counseling and bereavement support, free accommodation close to treatment centers, free transport and transport fund to ensure that no child abandons treatment, food parcels as they recognize the financial difficulties families often face and parent to parent support groups. CHOC also plays a leading advocacy role and promotes early detection to save lives nationally.

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