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Double boost for children with cancer

Double boost for children with cancer

The Cancer Association of Namibia is on a roll with its projects to support young cancer patients during the time of their treatment.
Not only did it recently opened the CHICA Interim Home for kids fighting cancer, it also received a generous sponsorship from Lewis Stores in the from of furniture, and a cash donation from Namibia Health Plan for the upcoming CHICA Carols by Candlelight.
The “Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia” (CHICA Namibia) programme, is focused on the awareness, education and support of childhood forms of cancer.
The CHICA Interim House was taken over from Sybille Brettschneider and inaugurated last week.
Lewis Stores donated a large consignment of furniture for this temporary facility.
Earlier this year, the Cancer Association and corporate partners the Namsov Community Trust, First National Bank of Namibia and Namibia Breweries concluded the ground-breaking ceremony for the new patient accommodation wing at Acacia House to be constructed in early 2017.
Meanwhile, this week Namibia Health Plan announced its sponsorship of the Carols by Candlelight fundraising event.
Medscheme Namibia’s Marketing Manager Abigail Raubenheimer handed over the donation emphasing NHP’s dedication to the Cancer Association. “NHP’s commitment to ‘Children fighting Cancer’ or as it is more widely known, CHICA, has been well documented over the years” she said.
The Cancer Association and NHP will host the “NHP CHICA Carols by Candlelight” on Thursday, 24 November 2016, at 18:30 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Lüderitz Street near the Windhoek CBD.
The programme includes- a line-up of Christmas carols by local artists, with mass congregation hymns led by Ebbie Bekker on the organ; and a blessing for little ones fighting cancer.

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