Childhood Cancer – What is to Blame for It?
Wishing You A Joyous Festive Season
Most individuals who have not been affected by childhood cancer mistakenly believe that childhood cancer is caused by genetic or environmental factors, not simply bad luck, according to a new study by medical researchers at UNSW. The team of researchers has highlighted community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied. […]
AR App Helping Child Cancer Patients Cope with Anxiety
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to thank every one of our Donors, Supporters, Ambassadors, Volunteers & Staff for everything that YOU have done to make the lives of our Little Fighters and their Families just that bit easier throughout 2018. This has been a very difficult year for most people, but thanks to […]
Lions/LFCT 2018 ?Christmas Party?
The Paediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s app is bringing imaginary friends to life in hospitals and cancer treatment centers. A three-eared rabbit stands on Bridgette Czarnecki’s hospital bed. He playfully wiggles his ear and adjusts his yellow bow tie. “You’re stronger than you know,” he tells the 8-year-old. “I wish I was that strong.” A flying […]
Doctors Prescribe Nature for Chronic Disease
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to give a massive shout-out to the Lions Club of Paarl who sponsored and organised a wonderful Christmas Party for our local Beneficiaries and their Families this past Sunday. LFCT organised two tour “bussies” to collect our Families and deliver them safely back to their homes again after […]
Kids Kicking Cancer – Power Peace Purpose
Spending the day outside in nature is wonderful; tiring perhaps, but also deeply satisfying. Our relationship to nature is primal – we thrive on it! Urbanisation is taking a toll on our brain function and mental health. City dwellers have a higher risk of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and schizophrenia compared to those who live in rural areas. In order […]
Thank You❣️ Harcourts Winelands ?
Last week I was privileged to have been invited to the official South African Launch of a program for children with cancer called Kids Kicking Cancer! Kids Kicking Cancer is an initiative that was started in America in 1999 by Founding Director, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg (Rabbi G), and began providing classes in several public hospitals in […]
Dimas Lamp Running for Child Cancer Awareness
A few weeks ago the Little Fighters Cancer Trust was contacted by Hettie Denysschen from Harcourts Winelands, who had found out about the work that we do with Children with Cancer and their Families via social media, and had selected LFCT as a beneficiary. We spoke a few times over the following weeks and the […]
We Need YOU as a 2018 LFCT Christmas Elf
Over the course of young Dimas Lamp’s nine years of life, he’s gone through some pretty tough times. Dimas was diagnosed with brain cancer on March 24th, 2017. Dimas had to undergo numerous MRIs, a spinal tap, x-rays, and two brain surgeries. Dimas was not about to let brain cancer get the better of him though, and […]
Dedication to our Little Fighters
HO! HO! HO! Santa is rounding up Christmas Elves again for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Christmas Elf Project! Every year LFCT, with the help of all our volunteer Christmas Elves, collects and distributes toys and good cheer to over 2 000 Children with Cancer in Paediatric Oncology Wards and Day Clinics across South Africa. For […]
Childhood Cancer is rare yet it is also far too common, and our Little Fighters and their Families are fighting the fight of their lives every single day. While we are not the parents of our Beneficiaries, each and every single child with which we work is OUR child and we feel every emotion when […]