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You are Stronger than Cancer!


Today we would like to give a shout-out to all our Little Fighters and their Families to say that Team LFCT thinks that you are all AWESOME and so INCREDIBLY strong, and we would like to dedicate the following song to all of you!

We KNOW what you go through every day of your life while battling cancer; we know how it devastates everything in its path; we know how much emotional, psychological and financial stress it causes the whole family…

We promise to commit ourselves and all our resources to helping as many of you as much as possible, as often as possible, and are always here for you because we have nothing but admiration for your strength and resilience.

We promise to continue advocating for Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to ensure that more children are diagnosed as well as lobbying for our Government and our Health Department to give more attention and resources to Childhood Cancer.

 

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Don’t Cry at my Grave – Prevent My Landing up There!!


I have just finished reading a few articles on a young cancer patient who got his angel wings on New Year’s Day, and I am ANGRY!!!

I am ANGRY that young Junaid Arendse from Mitchells Plain, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2014 passed away at the tender young age of 8, even though he outlived his doctor’s predictions – in  June 2015 the doctors gave him 3 months to live.

I am ANGRY that one of our Little Fighters passed away on 12 January before we even had time to register him and offer any help.

I am ANGRY that two more families have to deal with the loss of a young child to a disease that is devastating in so many ways.

I am ANGRY that in other countries the childhood cancer survival rate is between 65% and 98% yet in South Africa the overall survival was calculated to be a mere 52.1%.

I am ANGRY that here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, we are not strangers to death from Childhood Cancer… we see it too often every year!

“Child loss is not an event;
It is an indescribable journey of survival”
~ Author Unknown ~

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✨Thankful Thursday✨ Garth Taylor


Garth Taylor is considered a pioneer of the South African music industry; he is also a  self-taught SAMA nominated artist, and is most renowned for being a chart topping singer-songwriter and recording artist.

What few people know though, is that Garth is also a fitness fanatic whose second passion is kickboxing (he won the SA Amateur Kickboxing Champion in the Lightweight Category in 2014).

On Friday 15 September Garth entered the White Collar Boxing ring for the second time on behalf of the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

Garth competed in the White Collar Boxing 19 event at Scarlet Ribbon in Modderfontein, in an effort to raise Childhood Cancer Awareness as well as to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.  White Collar boxing is essentially recreational and uses the sport as a means of personal development for people to push themselves and achieve individual objectives.

With many of our Little Fighters sending Garth video messages of encouragement, he could do nothing other than repeat his stellar performance of last year, and once again win his match – to the delight of all our Little Fighters! Congratulations, Garth, you are a real Warrior for our Little Fighters!!

A shout-out also goes to Andrew Savvides, Garth’s opponent for the great Fight and for his Support for Garth’s cause!

 

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Garth Taylor 🤼‍♂️Fighting for Children with Cancer🤼‍♂️ TONIGHT!!! 🥊Please Support!!🥊


While most people know Garth Taylor for his chart-topping radio hits, few know he is an avid fitness fanatic and that kickboxing is his second passion.

Garth won the SA Amateur Kickboxing Championships in the lightweight category in 2014.

In an effort to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT) during Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Garth returns to the ring at the White Collar Boxing 19 event at Scarlet Ribbon, in Modderfontein TONIGHT, September 15.

I lost my sister to cancer. Having watched what she went through as an adult fighting this disease, I can only imagine how much worse it is for children to be fighting this battle,” comments Garth. “I figured, how bad could it be? Me stepping into the ring and getting punched around for kids who are fighting for their lives every single day.

I hope that the general public and companies will pledge towards this campaign and that we can raise funds and help make a difference. Cancer is a bully, and I will be fighting with everything I have for this cause,” he adds.

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✨Wishlist Wednesday✨ Support Garth Taylor’s 🤼‍♂️Fundraising Fight🤼‍♂️ for LFCT


Garth Taylor will once again be churning out hits of a different kind this September (International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) in order to raise funds for the vital work done by the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

Garth has supported LFCT over the years, and last year took part in the “White Collar Boxing 14” event at Scarlett Ribbon in Greenstone Park to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

Last year Garth said, “After having my sister, Joanne, taken away from me by cancer, I have even more of a soft spot toward people who are fighting cancer. Having watched what she went through as an adult fighting this disease, I can only imagine how much worse it is for children who are suffering from cancer, to fight this battle. So, I figured, how bad can it be? Me, stepping into the ring and getting punched around for kids who are fighting for their lives every single day. I might as well see what I can do, if not through my singing, then by getting into the ring and doing something more exciting, so that people and companies pledge money and hopefully we can raise enough funds to help these little kids. I see cancer as a big bully hurting these children, and that is what I will be fighting.”

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Stronger


Good Morning, Little Fighters! Here is something that will hopefully lift your spirits and remind you that you are all Warriors and you are all incredibly STRONG!

Cover version of “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson, performed by Megan Kowalewski and fellow warriors and nurses

Here are the lyrics so you can sing along at the tops of your voices…

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