Financial Stress in a Childhood Cancer-Affected Family

One of the biggest stressors in a childhood cancer-affected family is financial stress! When a child is diagnosed with cancer, apart from the stress that the family has to deal with regarding the fact that their child is ill with a dread-disease, they also have to face the enormous cost of cancer treatment, even if […]

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Boerie/Amazing Sale Day

LFCT’s thrift store is having an Amazing Sale on selected pre-loved goods on 25 March 2020! We will also be selling our delectable “Boeries for a Cause” again for a mere R20 each. Spoil your staff, surprise your customers – for a good cause! Get in early and pre-order your boeries by close of business […]

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Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

With Christmas around the corner we are all looking for some great recipes for our families, and that includes recipes that Children with Cancer will enjoy, but what about those of us who are vegetarian? Children with Cancer especially, need to eat as many veggies as possible as they need them to build up their […]

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LFCT Christmas Closure

2019 has been a very tough year for those of us at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust as well as for our Childhood Cancer-affected Families. We have had good times and bad, tough times and a few easy ones; we have shared many laughs and just as many tears… We will be taking a much-needed […]

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Breakthrough in Understanding Common Childhood Cancer

Scientists studying one of the most common forms of childhood cancer have made an important breakthrough in understanding how the disease progresses. Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer of the nervous system that mainly affects babies and young children. It often begins in the adrenal gland but in around half of cases the condition […]

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Summer Christmas Recipes

Christmas in South Africa, as in the rest of the Southern Hemisphere is a unique and splendid thing. While most Christmas Carols, adverts, cards, recipes, etc. are geared towards a winter Christmas, and most others think of chestnuts roasting over an open fire at this time of the year, those of us Down South are […]

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Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukaemia May Be Preventable

Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children An analysis of more than 30 years of research has revealed the underlying cause of the most common form of leukemia in children. Research compiled in Nature Reviews Cancer on May 21, 2018 suggests that acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) occurs by a two-step […]

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Christmas Party 2019

This past weekend our Little Fighters, together with their families, enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Party hosted by LFCT in collaboration with Paarl Lions and great fun was had by all. There was a jumping castle, face-painting, games, a therapy dog, great eats and of course Father Christmas with lovely presents for all the kids. Our […]

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A Plant Based Diet is Good for Fighting Cancer

The basic principles of a plant-based diet (PBD) are that it focuses on whole, minimally processed foods – whole grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts should make up the majority of what you eat – and limits animal products. A PBD also excludes refined foods, like added sugars, white flour, and processed oils. A […]

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