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HospiceWits Tree of Lights

When you see the golden glow of our magnificent Tree of Light reflected on Jozi’s night-sky, I wonder if you also feel humbled to know that everyone of the myriad globes that make up this giant tree is shining in tribute to someone who has been loved and remembered - or is still needing all the love and care we can give?

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The importance of a Social Worker

As we conclude our #HospiceVisits with Overstrand Hospice we had a sit down withFransil Kotze who is currently fulfilling the role of a social worker at Overstrand. In this interview she explained to us the importance of a social worker and how beneficial it is for patients.

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Lace Up For Cancer 2017

*PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YET, NO STRESS :) YOU MAY REGISTER ON THE 4TH OF FEB (DAY BEFORE THE EVENT) AT SPORTSMAN WAREHOUSE RONDEBOSCH/TYGERVALLEY BRANCHES.

About Lace - Up for Cancer

The Lace Up for Cancer event which started in 2012, an iniative by HPCA's Communications Officer, Eric Watlington has successfully raised awareness and funds for the collaborating cancer-fighting organisations. Which started off with less than 80 participants in 2012 has escalated to over 3500 participants in 2016.

The six charities partaking have all dedicated time and effort into the fight against cancer and none would be where they are without the public and the constant support they get from their respective communities. This time they’re coming together and are calling on their long-time supporters to join in the fun and spread the love.

The race will allow people who have been affected by cancer, whether it be survivors or those who lost a loved one, to come together and share their stories while also familiarising themselves with the different charities that offer support in times of need.

COUNTDOWN TO LACE-UP FOR CANCER 2017

The Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) and Cancer Alliance in partnership with Cancer Care** will be hosting the annual Lace-Up For Cancer Fun Walk / Run on Sunday 5th February 2017 at the Green Point Track (Fritz Sonnenberg Road), Cape Town.

This will be the 5th instalment of what has become a favourite for fitness enthusiasts and people who have been affected by cancer, coming together to raise much-needed funds for various charities supporting cancer patients, survivors and their families.

The event serves as an opportunity for the HPCA to meet one of its core objectives i.e. promoting quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness,” HPCA Communications officer, Eric Watlington, said.

The Cancer Alliance is the beneficiary of the event which is a collective group of non-profit organisations advocating for better care & support for cancer patients and their families. The organising committee has representatives from:

  • The Sunflower Fund
  • CANSA
  • CHOC
  • Love Your Nuts
  • People Living With Cancer
  • HPCA


HOW TO ENTER

Participants can choose between a 5km fun walk/run or the 10km fun walk option.

Entry fee cost R100 per person or R300 for a team of four.

Participants can register instore at Sportsman Warehouse Rondebosch & Tygervalley. Alternatively, register online at www.justonline.co.za (Online entries close Sunday 29 January 2017).

For more information call 021 633 0507

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Notes to Editors

*Lace-Up for Cancer 2017 is being organised and facilitated by Itheko Events Management.

**Cancer Care was previously known as GVI Oncology.

***A media kit (photographs, sound bites, press release) is available on request

 

Please refer all media interview queries to:

Mr Eric Watlington
Communications Officer: HPCA
Mobile: 079 953 3003

or

Ms Shanaaz Ebrahim
Project Media Communications
Mobile: 078 377 7117
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

HPCA Conference 2014 - Delegate Feedback

The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) hosted its annual conference from the 15 - 18 September 2014 at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme for this years event " Who Cares?" attracted more than 400 delegates from all parts of the world which included Belgium, United Kingdom, Malawi and Central Africa just to mention a few.

Feedback from delegates were positive and had an opportunity to chat to a few if them:

Warren Oxford Hugget

 

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