The month of September is considered a month of hope for better treatment outcomes, for a brighter and healthier future for young cancer patients. Members of the public are urged to be the change for those going through the childhood cancer journey and for those who have been newly diagnosed. There are many ways people can get involved this September, in order to make a difference in the lives of children and teenagers who are on the cancer recovery journey.
Don’t miss out on the chance to cycle for hope!
The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA Cyclethon on Sunday, 18 September at Melrose Arch is the perfect way for you to show your support to children and teenagers who are navigating through the long and hard journey to overcome their cancer with their families. For six hours, we will be sweating, dancing, singing and, of course, cycling side by side with 159 others per hour.
However, if you think it will just be you and 159 other excited cyclists, you are mistaken. You are travelling a journey with around 1500 number of children who are diagnosed annually to help them receive augmentative care in Paediatric Oncology Units across the country. Through our CHOC programmes, you can help patients and their families have a home away from home as well as, transport, psychological and nutritional support to name a few.
Date: 18 September 2022
Time:08h00 – 14h00 with one-hour time slots
Venue: The Piazza, Melrose Arch
Hedley Lewis, CHOC CEO, comments, “This is your chance to create awareness show your support and add your voice. The hardest part will be an hour of cycling, and although it may take a lot of strength and courage, so does the journey of childhood cancer.”
Mike Vermaak, MD of Melrose Arch, says, “Family is at the heart of Melrose Arch and we’re pleased to once again be able to host the Cyclethon in aid of a great cause. I am looking forward to cycling with my team and I encourage members of the public to come and join us for a fun day out.”
We would like to thank our sponsors who believe in the work that we do, making sure that this event will not only be well run but filled with many surprises throughout the day!
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CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is a non-profit organisation made up of caring, committed, and passionate people who stand up for and support the well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders and their families. Our aim is to save lives through early detection and making the journey of those who are affected by childhood cancer, less burdensome through the comprehensive support programmes we offer.