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.
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.
- Baby Jess benefits from broviac during cancer treatment…
- James – long-term treatment more bearable with broviac implant…
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:
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 4th 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…”
At the end of 2016, approximately 150 children had benefitted from the annual fundraiser.
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.