WHAT is United Challenge?
United Challenge is a charity that seeks to establish a community platform where individuals or organisations can unite to bring about change in a world which is in dire need of ordinary individuals that are willing to do extraordinary things for various causes, projects and movements.
United Challenge’s vision is to be a foundation for individuals to use their talents and skills to improve the lives of those facing various challenges.
WHO is United Challenge?
United Challenge was started earlier in 2015 by Francois “Faf” Naude, a 21 year old student from Potchefstroom. Francois is currently studying towards Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Francois is also an enthusiastic athlete who loves taking part in road-running, road-cycling and triathlons. Francois has a passion for exercise and endurance sport, as well as a passion for helping those affected by various severely incapacitating social circumstances.
Francois decided to combine these two passions to benefit those who find themselves in less than great social circumstances.
With this in mind, Francois approached the Little Fighters Cancer Trust to partner with them in raising funds for Children with Cancer and their Families.
Francois aims to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust by participating in races in various disciplines, including road-running, road-cycling and triathlons, as well as competing in various endurance events and attending and hosting various formal charity events in order to raise funding, as well as raising Child Cancer Awareness.
The types of cancers that develop in children are different from those that develop in adults. Lifestyle or environmental risk factors don’t play a role; it is usually the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life.
Because of major treatment advances, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive five years or more. Still, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children younger than 15 years old, after accidents.
Cancers in children are sometimes hard to recognise because common illnesses or everyday bumps and bruises can mask early warning signs.
Let’s take a closer look at the top five cancers found in children and the warning signs for each.
There is far too little knowledge around regarding Childhood Cancer, and most parents have no clue what the Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer are, which is why too many children are either not diagnosed or are diagnosed too late.
Please take heed of these warning signs and pass this knowledge on to whoever you can so that they too know what to look for.
Get these signs put up in your local Clinic, Doctor’s Office, Creche, Pre-School, School, Community Halls, and wherever else you can think of.
Good Morning, Little Fighters Cancer Trust Community.
Today’s post is not a happy post ~ it is a post to remind us that cancer does not only happen to adults; it happens to children too. Cancer is an equal opportunity disease that anyone of any age, gender, race can contract, and it is UGLY!!
The Ugly Truth of Paediatric Cancer is that it leaves the parents feeling totally inadequate; totally helpless, and in so much pain that it is almost too much to bear.
This video shows the ugly side of paediatric cancer, and just a glimpse into the world of it. Pediatric cancer is not a fun, happy place. It is filled with grief, tears, anger, and great pain for both the child with cancer and his/her family and loved ones.
Please watch this video and imagine what it asks you to imagine….