Players from the Sharks super rugby team treated the children of the CHOC House in Pietermaritzburg and the CHOC Lodge in Durban to an exclusive movie day at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping. It’s all part of a Super Rugby season that is #TacklingCancer in every possible way. For every tackle made on the rugby field by a South African player this Super Rugby season, Vodacom and SuperSport are jointly donating R100 to CHOC in support of these children and their battle to overcome cancer. The aim is to raise R1 million by the end of the season.
Off the field, the Sharks are joining the other South African teams in doing their part to raise hope and lift the spirits of these kids who are fighting cancer. On Wednesday the CHOC children and their families were the biggest stars at a special The Queen’s Corgie movie screening. The kids also received gifts for themselves as well as for their caregivers who are the real superheroes of this Marvel-inspired rugby season. It was a day when “The Beast” of a Black Panther team showed a softer side of themselves as they helped lift these children’s spirits as they fight the biggest battle of their lives.
On a typical week day, a CHOC (the Childhood Cancer Foundation) beneficiary may spend several hours going through the gruelling process of receiving chemotherapy treatment. Yesterday though wasn’t a day for putting in IVs, it was a day for putting on smiles.