September marks the commemoration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The government has listed that around 80% of all childhood cancer cases globally occur in low and middle-income countries yet fewer than a third of children are diagnosed in these countries and of those that are treated less than 20% survive.
Child cancer is highly curable with survival rates of around 80% chance and in fact, at least 50% of child cancers can be cured.
Meet Cupcakes of Hope Organisation:
Cupcakes of HOPE is a Non-Profit Company and a Public Benefit Organisation, that aims to raise awareness and funds for families in need of medical assistance, through the love of baking cupcakes.
Cupcakes of Hope commits to assisting people where they need it most, in their own communities and homes.
The initiatives they host are aimed at providing direct support to people in need.
Cupcakes Of Hope raises funds through community driven initiatives, which drive community interaction and grassroots cancer awareness, including ‘baking a difference’ for National Cupcake Day and the #Bake4Cancer fundraisers.
They also assist more than 230 patients every month by paying for their medical and other day-to-day needs. This year more than 2500 Educational Activity Care Packs have been delivered to all 20 pediatric oncology wards across South Africa.
During the past ten years, Cupcakes of HOPE has donated several wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs to children who lost their limbs due to cancer. Cupcakes of HOPE also supplied to hospitals with much need medical equipment, PPE equipment, educational toys as well as doing hospital room makeovers.
This year Cupcakes of HOPE is celebrating their 10th Birthday on the 1st of October as part of National Cupcake Day.
The organisation needs your help to make this year’s National Cupcake Day the best event. Get involved by either baking and donating cupcakes for the event OR by visiting one of their participating venues and for a small donation you will be able to receive a delicious cupcake made with love.
To find out more information, go to Cupcakesofhope.org
Picture: Website/ Capecakesofhope.org