FLIP FLOP Day is an annual fundraising event held to raise much-needed funds for the South African non-profit organisation, CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation. Leading up to Flip Flop Day, the public can buy a sticker for and should wear their flip flops for the entire day on 12 February 2021 – whether working from home, in the classroom, or at the office. Work and school shoes get replaced by these comfy summer sandals. You can support this initiative to help teens and children fighting cancer for just R10 a sticker purchased from any PNA or Tekkie Town store.
Two-thirds of children with cancer never reach an oncology centre for treatment in South Africa. The majority of those that present with this dreaded disease, is in the advanced stages of the illness. But if detected early, most children can be treated successfully. CHOC provides comprehensive support programmes to patients and their families during this difficult time, working nationwide to advocate, educate, and collaborate with stakeholders to save children’s lives.
Now in its 2nd year, the CHOC Flip Flop Day is a day of fun and is a chance to rally behind these young patients.
“We are so excited for our 2nd Flip Flop Day,” declares Taryn Seegers, Communication Coordinator of CHOC. “Flip Flops are such a wardrobe staple for most South Africans, and who isn’t looking for an excuse to wear them? Flip Flop Day is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the work that CHOC does in a light-hearted way. As well as raise some money to keep our young South African patients and their families supported through the challenging journey that they face.’
She continues.“ A whopping R1,5 Million was raised in 2020, with R330 000 of that coming from PNA alone. This assisted our efforts enormously, and we are convinced that this year will be even more successful. The public is able to purchase Flip Flop Day stickers from PNA as well as Tekkie Town. We’re also encouraging businesses to purchase stickers for their employees, and allow them to wear Flip Flops to work on the 12 February 2021 too!”
Herman Botha, Group General Manager of PNA says “Despite the shutdowns across the country, children are diagnosed with cancer daily in our country. And while fundraising events can’t take place, PNA can certainly assist by selling the FLIP FLOP stickers in our stores. We encourage all our PNA customers to get behind this initiative and purchase a sticker or two or three! This year we aim to top last year’s figure, to hand over a cheque of R400 000 to CHOC. ”
With a simple donation of R10, every South African can show their souls with soles by flipping their shoes for their flops! Stickers will be on sale until the end of February. Visit www.pna.co.zafor a PNA store nearest to you.
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