International Childhood Cancer Day 2021
International Day of Women & Girls in Science
Every year, more than 400,000 children and adolescents below 20, are diagnosed with cancer. The rate of survival depends on the region, with 80% survival in most High Income Countries but as low as 20% only in Low and Middle Income Countries.
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Christmas Party 2019
On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrating the theme, ‘Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.’ The Day focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed […]
Giving Tuesday is Coming Soon
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 […]
The U.S. Is Running Out Of A Critical Childhood Cancer Drug And There Is No Suitable Replacement.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is Joining the Global #GivingTuesday Movement to Fundraise for Christmas Presents for Children with Cancer and their Families. GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on #GivingTuesday, […]
2-Year-Old Cancer Survivor With Down Syndrome Hears For First Time: ‘Her Body Started Trembling’
The U.S. is experiencing a critical shortage of a drug called vincristine, used to treat several types of childhood cancer including leukemias and lymphomas after one of the only two U.S. manufacturers, Teva Pharmaceutical decided to discontinue production in July. The news, first reported in the New York Times also suggested that physicians may be […]
Nigerian Scientist Develops Cancer Drugs from African Plants
Two-year-old Grace of Strongsville, Ohio, is a two-time cancer survivor who was born with Down syndrome. Grace was born with a form of leukemia called transient myeloproliferative disorder. She was only 2 days old when she began treatment. And since Grace was also born two months premature, she barely weighed over 4 pounds when she […]
Little Fighters Cancer Trust Turns Stellenbosch GOLD
Mansurah Abdulazeez Discusses How Her Visionary Plant Research Could Help in Fight Against Tumours Mansurah Abdulazeez is a molecular biologist at the Center for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. Her research aims to identify potent anticancer agents in African plants. Last November, the government of Spain awarded her their Science by Women Fellowship. And […]
Childhood Cancer Wipes Out 11 MILLION Years of Human Potential each Year
Last year LFCT went big during September International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by turning Paarl GOLD – this year we are expanding that to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and yesterday we started in Stellenbosch. Yesterday morning started off cold, windy and cloudy, and we were a bit worried that we would not be able to go […]
Introducing Godfrey Johnson ~ LFCT Brand Ambassador
What does the world lose when a child gets cancer? Out of 2.2 billion children worldwide, more than 416,500 children are diagnosed and 142,300 are estimated to die from the disease each year. Though in hard numbers it’s a relatively small portion, each life lost is its own world of heartache and missed potential. Now […]
It is with tremendous pride and great excitement that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust introduces the newest member of our team – pianist, singer, composer, performer, artist and musician extraordinaire, Fleur du Cap winner and now LFCT Brand Ambassador, Godfrey Johnson!