Raise Money to Make Treatment Easier for Young Cancer Patients

Raise Money to Make Treatment Easier for Young Cancer Patients

2017: Each September Madeleine Vlok and her family host an online fundraiser to support CANSA’s TLC Programme and children affected by cancer. CANSA TLC accepts funds donated to this end throughout the year…

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.

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. A child with a port will experience less needle pricks and the obstacle of finding a vein will be removed.

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.

Madeleine Fundraiser 2015

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 R3 200, including port needles for the duration of treatment.

Please Make An Online Donation:

Although the Vlok fundraiser is now closed, if you would like to assist families who don’t have medical aids to purchase prosthetic legs or eyes; and medical port-a-cath and broviac implants, please make an online donation to our CANSA TLC project, using the reference: port / broviac.

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.

This is the 5th year they have created an online fundraising page where online donations can 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.

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

Thank You For Your Support in September 2017

Says Madeleine: “We are so thankful to report that with all your support, we exceeded our target amount, and raised $21 210 (R286 970). We received donations from over 100 donors and raised much needed awareness by our online campaign / fundraiser tables /flyer distribution and neighborhood canvassing. Thank you for all the donations and your support to ‘Help Afford Life Changing Support 2017’.

To date, our September family fundraisers have raised a combined 5 yr total of approximately $92 000 (approximately R1,250,000)Until September 2018…”

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 email: tlc@cansa.org.za

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