From the Executive Director’s Desk

Warm regards folks, and welcome to yet another edition as Spring fully settles in. This has been an exciting period where we have ramped up our awareness campaigns as we seek to raise the childhood cancer survival rate.

The recently held United Nations General Assembly was our portal for sharing the childhood cancer message where one of our survivors, Wadzanai Mayiseni spoke, underscoring the need for equity, closing the gap between the Low-medium-income countries and the developed world. No child should die of cancer because of where they are born.

During September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we managed to carry out various programmes in the media, without whom the message would have been very difficult to propagate. We want to especially thank the National AIDS Council (NAC) and many of you for your continued support. You are the lifeblood of our operations. Each one of us can make a difference, regardless of our age, background, or circumstances. Imagine, recently, a 12-year-old donated his birthday proceeds to our kids and a vendor in Chiredzi who donated pants from her wares on hearing our story.

Once again, l want to thank my staff and our supportive board for the close focus on our work. We continue to embrace the transformative power of service and commit to serving our communities with unwavering dedication and an open heart, knowing that no one child deserves to be suffering from cancer.

As we do this, let us keep in mind the words of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and most urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”  May this question guide our actions and inspire us to create a legacy of service that will endure for generations to come. Let us remember that service is not a burden, but a privilege. It is a unique opportunity to contribute to our children’s lives. In this case, children who have cancer!

We count ourselves blessed and continue to be grateful.

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