In South Africa, childhood cancer is treated by a paediatric oncologist at a paediatric oncology unit. These facilities are not available in every town. Not only that, but dependent on the type of cancer, families might be referred to another town far from where they normally stay.
CHOC has 13 home-away-from-home accommodation facilities close to the specialised treatment centres across South Africa to accommodate out-of-town patients and a parent/caregiver during the lengthy cancer treatment phase. This campaign will be supporting the accommodation facility in Pietermaritzburg.