Table Mountain to light up in recognition of International Childhood Cancer Day

2016-02-15 18:00 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - On Monday night, 15 February, SA's natural world wonder will light up a blue tribute to kiddie cancer warriors across the globe. 

In recognition of International Childhood Cancer Day, Table Mountain has pledged to shine blue lights on the mountain for all Capetonians to reflect on the life-threatening illness. 

The blue lights are being sponsored by the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC), who have dedicated more than 35 years to supporting children with cancer, as well as their families.

Research shows that the survival rate of children diagnosed with cancer in developed countries is around 80%. The survival rate in South Africa is, however, closer to 50%, because children are not diagnosed early enough. CHOC aims to ensure that the survival rate improves.

Check out the video below to see how CHOC operates: 

Keen to get involved? You can donate, volunteer your time or help with the CHOC houses' wish lists by checking out their website.   

Here's hoping the notorious Cape fog stays clear! 

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