Most of us take these three words for granted; but they hold real significance and promise for the thousands of young adults fighting cancer.
Established in 2012, Ari’s Cancer Foundation is run by 12 voluntary committee members and inspired by the life of a vibrant young lady, who lost her battle to cancer at the age of 24. She embraced the ‘live, laugh, love’ philosophy wholeheartedly, and always reminds us that together, we can make a difference.
The foundation is affiliated with the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, St Luke’s Hospice and Groote Schuur Hospital, and aspires to raise funds and provide support for families that are fighting against cancer or living with cancer. Many of these families have no financial support, medical aid or medical insurance schemes to cover the high expense of cancer treatment.
In September 2014 Ari’s Cancer Foundation pledged to help the AYA (adolescent and young adults) with cancer in South Africa – and introduced Africa’s first Youth Booth in July 2015, which you can read more about below.