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Climbing Kili for Cancer Kids


Another great Fundraising initiative from Little Fighters Cancer Trust to raise funding to help them with their HUGE task of helping Children with Cancer and their families across South Africa. Please support!

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Things are cooking here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust ! Today we are introducing yet another Fundraising Adventure ~ Climbing Kili for Cancer Kids.

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres above sea level. [Source: Wikipedia]

Four intrepid hikers are going to take on the trek to Uhuru Peak via the Rongai Route in July to raise Cancer Awareness and funds for Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

The Rongai Route is the only northern approach to Kilimanjaro, and offers a true wilderness experience on the early stages of the climb and a very tough final summit from the north.

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LFCT SEVEN7 DRIVE


Awesome initiative to fundraise for Children with Cancer in South Africa!

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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is thrilled to share our latest fundraising (ad)venture with you all today ~ the SEVEN7 Drive!

Sometime during the first week of July, 2015, very early in the morning, before even the birdies are awake, an “Africanised”  Next-generation Kia Sorento 2.0 FWD, kindly sponsored by KIA SOUTH AFRICA, sporting Little Fighters Cancer Trust branding and carrying 3 intrepid adventurers will depart from an undisclosed venue in Gauteng, RSA on an epic 6 200km driving adventure through Southern Africa, covering  seven countries (and seven hospitals) – in seven days!

Danie Botha, G.G van Rooyen and Jan van Deventer are embarking on this journey to raise funds for Children with Cancer, specifically for Children with Cancer who are terminal and are not covered by Medical Aid.

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What it means when a Cancer Patient is “In Remission”


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There Is No Cure For Cancer!!

No matter how we cut it and no matter how we wish it were so, There IS no cure for Cancer! Just as an alcoholic is never cured, an individual that has had cancer is also never cured ~ they just go into remission.

“Remission” is probably one of the most beautiful words you could hear when your child has been fighting cancer. It may, however not be the end of the line as far as caring may go.

What is Remission?

According to the dictionary, “Remission is abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease.”)

In plain English, remission is a period of time in which the cancer is “under control.” There are 2 types of Remission:

  • Partial Remission: This means that the cancer is responding well to the various treatments and is being held at bay
  • Complete Remission:

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Top Cancer-Fighting Foods


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Fighting Cancer by the Plateful

No single food can reduce your risk of cancer, but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This “New American Plate” is an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Check out better and worse choices for your plate.

Check out this Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Top Cancer-Fighting Foods on MedicineNet, Inc  for some great information as to what foods to eat that are known cancer fighting tools.

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Childhood Cancers: Rhabdomyosarcoma


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Sarcomas are rare types of cancer that develop in the supporting tissues of the body. There are two main types: Bone Sarcomas and Soft Tissue Sarcomas.

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft tissue cancer that develops in the soft tissue of striated muscles, which are the muscles that are attached to bones and help the body to move. Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for about 50% of soft tissue sarcomas in children and can begin in various places in the body.

The 3 Main Types of Rhabdomyosarcoma include:

  1. Embryonal: This is the most common type and occurs most often in the head and neck area, or in the urinary or genital or organs. Usually occurs in children under the age of 15
  2. Alveolar: This is an aggressive tumour which usually occurs during the teen years, and most often in the arms, legs, chest, abdomen, genital organs, or anal area.
  3. Anaplastic: This type rarely occurs in…

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