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Thank You 🤼‍♂️EFC Worldwide, BetXchange & Demarte Pena🤼‍♂️


Extreme Fighting Championship Worldwide hosted 10 international fighters over the past several months who, together with local fighters, took part in a round-robin tournament.

The fighters competed in two teams; the Blue Team (Sayed) and the Orange Team (Pena).

A running theme every week on MMA reality TV show, TF1, was the teams predicting the results of the fights on the show. Every week, BetXchange provided odds on the fights and the teams placed ‘bets’.

The winnings were pooled to later be donated to team-selected charities; Team Sayed selected Fight with Insight as their charity and Team Pena selected the Little Fighters Cancer Trust as their charity.

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🤶 Mrs Santa Claus Came to LFCT 🎁


WOW!!!

Peeps, we have been SO blessed with goodies for our Little Fighters this year….

Diana Petfoods / Specialities Pet SA Pty Ltd came on board in a BIG way to provide for our most needy Children with Cancer this year and made a fantastic donation that ensured that our registered LFCT Little Fighters and their siblings are being totally spoiled this Christmas.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to Diana Petfoods / Specialities Pet SA Pty Ltd – Yolanda van der Riet & Dioleen Maritz it was an absolute pleasure to work with you ladies and to see how much Diana Petfoods / Specialities Pet SA Pty Ltd and both of you personally, care about the work that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust does and about our Little Fighters.

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
~ Steve Maraboli ~

 

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Where there’s a WILL there’s a Way


A few weeks ago the Little Fighters Cancer Trust received notification from a young man who was planning to use his talents to fundraise for LFCT and the work we do with Children with Cancer.

This is what we LOVE to see – people who use their talents and passion to fundraise for those who most need it!

Will is an “amateur” photographer and decided to make use of his talents by offering a special for the month of November to raise funds for LFCT.

Last week we received a wonderful financial donation from Will towards our work, and are very grateful that Will chose us, using his passion to fundraise for our passion – Children with Cancer & their Families.

Thank You also to all those who agreed to be photographed by Will for this fundraising project and allow us to publish their photos – all of YOU helped make this possible!

Check out Will’s Facebook Page, Photos by William!

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Red Cross G1 Oncology Unit Christmas Elf Delivery


Good Morning all Little Fighters Supporters. As you all know by now we were not able to do our usual Christmas Elf Deliveries at all the hospitals/clinics this year due to circumstances, but we promise to make up for it in many ways next year!

We did, however, manage to do a Christmas Elf Delivery at Red Cross G1 Oncology Unit last Thursday, accompanied by Shaakirah from Atlantic Seaboard Views, who has supported us in 2017 and will be supporting us throughout 2018 with advertising/awareness, another editorial and 2 events for our Little Fighters.

We did the delivery to 50 Little Fighters in the Ward as well as in the Day Clinic, and each Little Fighter received a bag full of games and educational toys as well as a lovely snack-pack.

The elves left there with broad smiles and full hearts, grateful that we could make those children who are fighting the battle of their lives feel at least a little bit better as well as know that there are lots of complete strangers who are on their side and wish them Love, Light & Healing.

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✨Foodie Friday✨ Summer Christmas Recipes


Christmas in South Africa, as in the rest of the Southern Hemisphere is a unique and splendid thing.

While most Christmas Carols, adverts, cards, recipes, etc. are geared towards a winter Christmas, and most others think of chestnuts roasting over an open fire at this time of the year, those of us Down South are thinking about pools, beaches and barbecues, aka BRAAIS in South Africa!

It is already rather intolerably hot and the last thing anyone wants to think about is slaving over a hot stove or eating hot, heavy Christmas food and baked desserts.

We will, therefore, over the next two weeks, be bringing you some lovely and slightly different summery recipes – different methods of preparing and presenting the traditional chicken, turkey and lamb, and some awesome cold side-dishes that will go well with either a braai or baked, grilled meat done in the oven.

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LFCT Christmas Elf Update


Santa’s elves have been very busy at work collecting lovely toys and other fabulous goodies for our Little Fighters, including some healthy but scrumptious goodies for the snack-packs!

Unfortunately when we began this 2 weeks ago we did not know that the hospitals apparently need 4 weeks’ notice for any visit/event to take place – this effectively meant that we could not do our normal Christmas Elf Delivery at the Gauteng or KZN hospitals this year.

Also, apparently the children mostly go home the last week in November or the first week in December already to spend the holidays with their families.

We begged and pleaded with Red Cross and eventually got permission to do a small Christmas Elf Delivery on Thursday morning for around 50 Children with Cancer in the G1 Paediatric Oncology Ward and the Day Clinic. Some of the presents that have already been collected will be delivered, together with snack-packs and loads of love and hugs, to these children. (We will post photos later in the week).

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Financial Donations Urgently Needed for Xmas Family Food Parcels


Hi Folks,

We are getting some food donations in but also need financial donations so that we can buy FRESH veggies etc, to go with the Food Parcels. 🌽🥕🥦🍅🍗🥩🍼🥔

 

We need donations to be in by the 8th December to enable us to purchase and pack and send goods out by the 12th December.

 

All donations welcome 😘 Every R1 000, R500, R100, R50 helps 😘 

Namaste

 

Please Reference all donations with “Family Feeding”

 

Bank Details

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62380183013
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

 

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Mobile Donations

 

 Please Reference all donations with “Family Feeding”

 

✨Foodie Friday✨ Vegetarian Christmas Recipes


With Christmas around the corner we are all looking for some great recipes for our families, and that includes recipes that Children with Cancer will enjoy, but what about those of us who are vegetarian?

Children with Cancer especially, need to eat as many veggies as possible as they need them to build up their immmune systems which are impaired due to the cancer and the chemotherapy and/ radiation therapy treatments.

Cooking for a vegetarian can be, but need not be, either expensive or boring. Today we bring you some great vegetarian recipes (including a gluten free tabouli).

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Hypertension Risk for Childhood Cancer Survivors


blood pressure thermometerAccording to a recent study that appeared in the journal, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, survivors of Childhood Cancer are more than twice as likely as the general population to have high blood pressure (hypertension) as adults.

Improvements in treatment have dramatically increased survival rates from paediatric cancers, with about 83% of children surviving at least five years and many becoming long-term survivors.

However, many suffer long-term side effects. “High blood pressure is an important modifiable risk factor that increases the risk of heart problems in everyone. Research has shown that high blood pressure can have an even greater negative impact on survivors of childhood cancer who were treated with cardiotoxic therapies such as anthracyclines or chest radiation,” said author Todd M. Gibson from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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New Drug Approved for CINV Treatment


We recently did a blogpost on Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), a  common — and often costly — problem among patients with cancer.

Chemotherapy drugs are very powerful and they cause damage to many growing cells, including some healthy cells.

This damage causes the side effects of chemotherapy, which can include Nausea and Vomiting; Diarrhoea; Constipation, and many more.

Cinvanti (aprepitant) injectable emulsion – was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV).

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