CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Raise Money to Make Treatment Easier for Young Cancer Patients

Raise Money to Make Treatment Easier for Young Cancer Patients

2015: Each September Madeleine Vlok and her family host an online fundraiser to support CANSA’s TLC Programme and children affected by cancer.

Money raised is used to assist families who don’t have medical aids to purchase prosthetic legs or eyes; and medical port-a-cath and broviac implants, which assist with medical procedures, resulting in less pain and trauma for children / teens receiving treatment.

This is an ongoing needalthough the Vlok family donation page is now closed for 2015, please help make treatment easier for our children with cancer & consider making an online donation on CANSA’s TLC donation page. Use reference: broviac.

Madeleine Fundraiser 2015

Why Raise Money For Port-a-Cath and Broviac Implants:

We are raising funds specifically for the purchase of lifesaving port-a-cath and broviac implants, for kids who are not covered by medical aids, to be used by young cancer patients in South Africa.

What is a Port-a-Cath?

A port (or port-a-cath) is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter connects the port to a vein. Under the skin, the port has a septum through which medicine can be injected and blood samples can be drawn many times, usually with less discomfort for the patient than a more typical “needle stick”.

This is a lifesaving device for a cancer patient, during regular chemotherapy sessions, but also in cases of emergency, where doctors might need to administer medicine / fluids quickly.

Most chemotherapy patients struggle with the “health” of their veins during their treatment thus making it very difficult to access the veins sometimes. The port-a-cath makes it quick and efficient to access veins directly.

Help Save a Young Life and Make Treatment Easier:

All funds will be earmarked for and received by CANSA’s TLC Programme. No donation is too small to make a difference and donations will add up to cover the costs of these lifesaving ports. The cost of a port in South Africa is approximately R4 500.

Please Make An Online Donation:

Donate here…

About the Vlok Family Fundraiser for CANSA’s TLC Children

Madeleine Vlok and family raise funds to support awareness and care & support for those who have been affected by Childhood Cancer, every year, during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The Vlok family decided on the following fundraiser in 2014: “Help Afford a Lifesaving Port” . They created an online fundraising page where online donations could be made securely and paid directly to CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa) in aid of its TLC Programme which supports children / teens and families affected by cancer. The page was open for donations until the 30th September 2014. 

Thanks to all who donated and to the Vlok Family for raising funds – a total of R216 000 was donated, meaning that at least 70 broviacs could be purchased to help our TLC children.

Says Madeleine, “We thank you for donating towards our fundraiser. No child or family should have to face cancer on their own…”

About CANSA’s TLC Programme

CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer) is a programme for children and teens diagnosed with cancer or affected by cancer (a family member has cancer). Support is provided to the family as a whole.

Read more about CANSA’s TLC Programmme or contact Vera van Dalen, National Project Manager via e-mail:


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