CKF in South Africa
Africa has always been a huge focus for Cancer Kids First because of the low survival rates of kids with cancer in this continent due to a lack of funds for appropriate research, medical treatment, and care facilities—all of which hinders pediatric cancer patients in Africa from receiving appropriate treatment.
This year, our CKF Care Packages Program was able to assist a few patients in South Africa. Due to the high costs of shipping, Cancer Kids First utilizes online fundraising and donation platforms to supply financial aid to families here to purchase needed items and gifts for their children.
This past holiday season, we launched our first holiday gift campaign to gift families in Africa Christmas gifts they wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. Presently, we're working to raise funds to build East South Africa's first pediatric cancer hospital and sponsor a patient's education.