Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the local Dell team participated by doing a walk around the campus grounds and running on treadmills to bring awareness to the disease.
Every year, thousands of children across the globe are diagnosed with cancer, an illness that is life threatening in the majority of cases. Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15. In developing countries, which include South Africa, the successful treatment rate is an alarming 10-20%.
It is believed that currently less than half of children with cancer in South Africa are diagnosed, and many of those who are diagnosed are in an advanced stage of illness .The Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa’s (CHOC) mission is to contribute to the well-being of children with cancer and life threatening blood disorders as well as their families.
Thank you to the fantastic Dell team for your compassion and support. To those who headed out the teams with their gold ribbons and those who walked with their blue Dell ribbons, all to bring awareness to this disease. We hope that more South African’s become aware, together as a nation we can fight this disease!