Actress, Jessica Nkosi Takes The Plunge and wins R100 000 for CHOC
The 2015 edition of the iconic Nestea “Take The Plunge” campaign ran from the 1st of September to the 30th of October and saw six top local celebrities plunged backwards into a refreshing pool alongside handpicked fans in an effort to raise up to R100 000 for CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa).
Your votes have been tallied and Nestea is proud to announce that Isibaya star, Jessica Nkosi along with the winning fan, Jeanri le Grange have raised R100 000 for CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa); with each fan vote valued at R10.
Nkosi and le Grange exuded red carpet glamour as they plunged backwards into a body of water and the result has paid off! On Monday, 16 November 2015 Jessica will handover a cheque for R100 000 to CHOC and Jeanri has won a trip for two to the Knysna Tonquani Lodge valued at R50 000.
“Cancer is a prevalent issue and is near to my heart,” says Nkosi “I couldn’t be happier to be handing over R100 000 to such a great foundation and want to thank Nestea for the opportunity to “Take the Plunge”.”
The donation is set to make a big change in the lives of little cancer survivors once again recognising the importance of the “Nestea Take The Plunge” campaign and the difference that it makes.
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation was established in 1979 as a support group to parents of children with cancer, by parents of children with cancer. Having experienced the immense emotional and financial toll that cancer takes they recognised that there is more than one victim in the family of the child with cancer. Their aim was to ease the burden on parents facing the same journey by providing access to relevant, accurate information, as well as emotional and practical support.
From the onset, CHOC provided support in the hospital wards, hence the name Children’s Haematology Oncology Clinics, or CHOC. Gradually parent groups were set up in other key centres, where the major state-funded academic hospitals are located and paediatric oncologists practice.
In 2000, these regional entities merged into a national organisation. CHOC now has a head office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, two branches, and 13 accommodation facilities close to treatment centres.
CHOC do not receive funding from government but rely heavily on donations from caring corporates, individuals and parents of children with cancer. Funds raised are used to provide all-encompassing support – from direct practical help to the children and their families and those involved in the treatment – to necessary equipment.
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