WHEREVER you’re headed on Friday 12 October, make sure you wear a hat and lend your support to the #HatsOn4CPC initiative which raising funds for palliative care services offered to children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.
Organised by The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), #HatsOn4CPC both raises funds and creates awareness about the vital work being done by children’s hospices and palliative care services globally. It is estimated that there are more than 21 million children worldwide who are battling a life-threatening or life-limiting illness or condition.
At present, fewer than one per cent of these children have access to children’s hospices or palliative care services. In South Africa, it was recorded in 2013 that more than 800 000 children are in dire need of palliative care. This number has, in all probability, only increased over time.
To support the #HatsOn4CPC awareness campaign, wear a hat to work, college or school on Friday, 12 October, take a selfie and post it to social media using #HatsOn4CPC and tag ‘ ICPCN’. You can also donate online at www.ICPCN.org or directly to your nearest children’s hospice or palliative care service.
Visit www.icpcn.org or contact ICPCN at [email protected]
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