CHILDHOOD Cancer Foundation (CHOC) will host the “Be Bold, Go Gold” evening next Thursday. Guest speaker at the event will be Deborah Kirsten, the wife of former Proteas cricketer and coach Gary Kirsten.
September is gold ribbon month and CHOC is challenging all South Africans to “Be Bold, Go Gold” to highlight childhood cancer this month.
The initiative wants people to be bold enough to do something exciting and outrageous – to bring attention to the struggles of childhood cancer, and also show support in giving hope to the newly diagnosed, and to celebrate the lives of survivors and educate communities about the disease.
“We at CHOC East London are thrilled to be hosting Deborah Kirsten, author, motivational speaker and wife of SA cricketer Gary, in East London. September is International Childhood Cancer month and the colour of the ribbon that represents children’s cancer is gold,” CHOC regional manager Debbie Kleinenberg said.
The evening is for both men and women and the public is asked to join in the fun of the evening by wearing a gold item or items to show support of children’s cancer. “People can dress up in anything whether it be gold takkies, a gold ribbon or a glitzy outfit, there are no rules as it’s just for fun,” Kleinenberg said.
Funds raised will be used for the CHOC Interac- tive Play and Skills programme they are running at the children’s oncology ward in Frere Hospital.
CHOC relies on donations from caring corporates, individuals and parents of children with cancer.
The “Be Bold Go Gold” Evening will be held at the East London Golf Club on September 14 and will start at 6pm. Entry fee is R150 per person and includes snacks.