Set your toes free this Flip Flop Day

CHOC Communications Coordinator, Taryn Seegers

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa encourages everyone to set their ten toes free on Friday by taking part in Flip Flop Day. The foundation, whose local offices are based in Universitas, is dedicated to supporting children from the Free State and Northern Cape who have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer.
For only R10 people can wear a pair of Flip Flops in support of a cause that makes a difference in the lives of these little warriors and their families while they battle cancer. Flip Flop Day will be launching for the first time on 14 February 2020.
“This is the chance for us South Africans to do what we do best, rally together behind a cause we believe in. From boardrooms to classrooms, the beaches of Cape Town to the streets of Maboneng, Baardskeerdersbos to Bloemfontein, Hogsback to Houghton. The aim is to leave no stone unturned in finding supporters who want to set their 10 toes free,” said CHOC Communications Coordinator, Taryn Seegers.
CHOC is a registered and internationally recognised Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that aims to provide life changing and all-embracing support programmes to children and teenager as well as their families, from the get-go, once a diagnosis has been given. CHOC’s services include accommodation, transport and emotional support among others.
You can pop into any PNA shop to buy a Flip Flop Day sticker or get yours by visiting “Flip flops are basically a South African wardrobe pre-requisite. Everyone wears them and everyone loves them,” says Carl Queiros, CEO of CHOC.
“The journey that children and teenagers with cancer face is in no way light hearted at all, but creating an annual event like Flip Flop Day that raises money towards childhood cancer awareness, is definitely a time to be joyous and needs a fully loaded feel good factor. We hope to see the public come out in full force, in their flip flops, on 14 February 2020 to show some love for our young ones,” he added. – Nomaqhawe Mtebele