CANSA Cape Metro Childhood Cancer Awareness Events & Table Mountain Excursion
CANSA Cape Metro created awareness around Childhood Cancers during September 2015.
Firstly, a CANSA TLC presence was created at the Kenilworth Centre, Cape Town on Saturday, 3rd September 2015. Kids had a fun-filled day and enjoyed face painting & hair spraying, and also the balloons and lollipops!
Pamphlets regarding the symptoms of Childhood Cancer were distributed to all adults. About 45 hand-made yellow key rings were donated by Fadia van Oudshoorn.
Secondly, the ‘CANSA Colour of Hope Support Group’ invited the community of Bonteheuwel to their Childhood Cancer Awareness event at Freedom Square. More than 250 people attended the event. The crowd enjoyed the DJ’s music and children enjoyed the jumping castle, face painting, cake sale, sprayathon, balloons and bubbles.
Little Miss TLC, Missy Ramlin, and other young cancer Survivors popped in. Families shared their stories of loved ones lost to cancer.
Monies raised at both events were donated towards CANSA’s Patient Care Service.
TLC Table Mountain Excursion
On Saturday 19 September 2015, as part of the CANSA TLC Golden Statue Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign, a group of children and carers were taken up Table Mountain.
The weather played along, as we were blessed with a high of 24 degrees.
The rosy cheeked children proudly wore their yellow t-shirts and drawstring bags filled with delicious, healthy, nutritional snacks & were so excited to travel by cable car to the top of Table Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The goal was to show that although we’d all been affected by cancer in some way or the other, or even lost loved ones to cancer, that we also needed to take time to celebrate life.
The children stood on the top of the mountain holding awareness posters, and showing the world, how cancer had impacted their lives. They stood united, and echoed the message that with support and encouragement, we can get through whatever we face in life.
What a memorable day it was!