Colour crazy!

Spray-a-thon launched in support of kids fighting cancer

15 February 2021 | Society

On World Childhood Cancer Day (15 February), the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) takes the lead in supporting kids fighting the disease in Namibia by launching the 2021 National Spray-A-Thon aimed at raising funds to renovate the Children’s Paediatric Oncology Ward of Windhoek Central Hospital.
This year, the hairspray frenzy will be dedicated to both CAN’s CHICA (Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia) programme, as well as an urgent renovations project at the Children’s Paediatric Oncology Ward of Windhoek Central Hospital.
According to CAN’s chief executive, Rolf Hansen: “We have taken note of the current state of Ward 8 West in Windhoek Central Hospital, and while CAN has always supported the patients and general upkeep of the ward, urgent renovations are now needed.”
CAN has supported the children’s cancer ward for the past 15 years by doing regular maintenance, providing curtains and bedding, setting up of a laundry unit in the ward in addition to installing televisions and a playroom. CAN also supports the interim school programme at the ward to ensure children undergoing treatment continue with some form of education while away from their normal school routine.
The association embarked on a similar project in 2018 when doing urgent renovations at the Dr AB May Cancer Care Centre at the hospital.
CAN invites the community to join hands via their platform to support government’s efforts to care for patients fighting cancer. “We have costed the urgent work to be done at approximately N$235 000 excluding labour, as most bathrooms in the ward need to be completely renovated,” Hansen said.
Schools interested to join the Spray-a-Thon movement, and corporates who may wish to contribute to the cause or part-take in the renovation project, can contact Mary-Jane Human of CAN at 061 237 740 or [email protected]

Similar News

 

Conservancy feeds their own children

2 days ago - 11 May 2021 | Society

For a second consecutive year, members of the N≠a Jaqna Conservancy are using part of their income to provide food to all registered schools and...

‘We are in it together’

2 weeks ago - 29 April 2021 | Society

Old Mutual has contributed N$1 million towards the procurement of vaccines through the Vaccines for Hope coalition, an alliance of more than 50 private sector...

Golf for Autism making a difference in an indifferent...

2 weeks ago - 29 April 2021 | Society

April is dedicated to autism awareness. In Namibia, the Autism Association – established in 2000 – spearheads various fundraisers to train children, parents, teachers and...

Cash for kiddies’ cancer ward

2 weeks ago - 26 April 2021 | Society

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) donated N$75 000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), which will go towards the renovations project of the 8th Floor...

Food for 200 Omaheke families

2 weeks ago - 25 April 2021 | Society

Deputy minister of gender equality Alexia Manombe-Ncube handed over food parcels to 200 households at Omitara and farm Blouberg in Omaheke region on Friday.The items,...

NGOs plan the way forward

3 weeks ago - 19 April 2021 | Society

In partnership with the Bank Windhoek Social Investment Fund and the Lithon Foundation, the Capricorn Foundation recently hosted an online capacity building workshop for NGOs...

Always be kind!

4 weeks ago - 15 April 2021 | Society

Staff of Nedbank Namibia and across the country recently participated the annual worldwide Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day commemorated on 17 February.The RAK Foundation...

New leaders for ACPCN

1 month - 16 March 2021 | Society

The Association of Charismatic and Pentecostal Churches of Namibia (ACPCN), an umbrella organisation for Charismatic and Pentecostal Churches and Christian-based organisations in Namibia, held its...

513 ex-refugees feud with government

2 months ago - 07 March 2021 | Society

Windhoek • [email protected] group of 538 Angolans living at Osire refugee camp are at legal loggerheads with the Namibian government who they accuse of trying...

Win with Agribank’s selfie competition!

2 months ago - 04 March 2021 | Society

Hileni Namwandi (26) of Omuntele in the Oshikoto region won a N$10 000 voucher in Agribank’s first round of their women and youth loan scheme...

Latest News

Collaborations is key

36 minutes ago | Technology

Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus has called on young women to collaborate to reach wider audience and build stronger portfolios for...

Talks about debts and financial...

44 minutes ago | Local News

Windhoek · [email protected] next Future Females Windhoek talks will focus on escaping debt and creating a financial freedom mindset.According to organiser Adel Oosthuizen, the financial...

How servitude impacts property values

1 hour ago | Life Style

When searching to purchase a property, most buyers are on high alert for any excuse to hackle down on price. Discovering that a property comes...

New owners for iconic Safari...

1 day - 12 May 2021 | Tourism

Funds advised by Kasada Capital Management today announced the acquisition of the 414-key Safari Hotels and Conference Centre in Windhoek. This transaction will be made...

Chill with Windhoek Express

1 day - 12 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Recurring events• 07:00 Bio-Markt / Green Market at the Stephanus Church (Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street) in Windhoek until 12:00.• 08:30 The weekly Inspire Market features...

Government in catch 22 on...

1 day - 12 May 2021 | Local News

While acknowledging that the majority of Namibians rely on the national broadcaster for information, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila conceded that government cannot meet its employees’...

Murorua takes over BAN reigns

2 days ago - 12 May 2021 | Banking

The Bankers Association of Namibia (BAN) announced that Nedbank chief executive Martha Murorua has taken over the reigns as chair from Ester Kali, CEO of...

Bowling on a roll

2 days ago - 12 May 2021 | Sports

Namibia Bowling Association (NBA) president Michael Wells has expressed his pleasure at the improved performance of players at the recently held Namibia National Bowling Championships.The...

Virtual international training for local...

2 days ago - 12 May 2021 | Sports

Eight Namibian soccer coaches will take part in an international instructor’s course organised by the German Football Federation and Botswana Football Association to help improve...

Load More