Did you know that every three minutes, somewhere in the world a family hears the devastating news that their child has been diagnosed with cancer? According to the American Childhood Cancer Organisation, globally more than 250,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Fortunately, through the advances made in treatment, childhood cancer is largely curable.
International Childhood Cancer Day will be taking place on Monday, the 15th of February 2016. To help play your part in supporting children with cancer and their families, the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, which provides nationwide physical and psychosocial support to children with cancer, is making it that much easier with its CHOC-olate loyalty programme. Not only can people help raise funds for the organisation, but be rewarded for it.
For a minimum monthly contribution of R59.95, members gain access to an array of two for the price of one benefits including: 2 for 1 movie tickets to Nu Metro cinemas nationwide; 2 for 1 dining at over 750 restaurants across the country; 2 for 1 beauty treatments at over 750 service providers; and 2 for 1 tickets from Computicket outlets, up to the value of R150 each. Benefits can also be redeemed on holiday or travel, with venues spread throughout the country. Fully utilised benefits would be to the value of more than R3 000 a month. Of the minimum contribution, over 50% goes to CHOC and the remainder goes towards the benefit costs. If a member opts to increase the donation portion then the addition goes entirely to CHOC.
CHOC-olate will help ensure that CHOC expands services in line with the organisation’s growing number of beneficiaries. Without their holistic support, many children – particularly those from low-income households living far from treatment centres – would not be able to access or adhere to treatment, which can last up to three years.