Brain Cancer
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Rainbows and Smiles are going Grey for May in honour of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, and they are taking up the challenge to do a virtual walk around the world for fighters, survivors and little angels.


Johannesburg, South Africa (11 May 2021) – Rainbows and Smiles is a non-profit organisation that focuses on helping children with cancer. They visit cancer wards and add smiles to the children fighting their biggest battles.

What many people don’t know about childhood cancers is that they take much longer to treat than adult cancers. Some of the children in cancer wards will spend a lot of their time there. These wards become their homes and norms.

Rainbows and Smiles work to remove a bit of the clinical edge of life in hospitals. They visit the children and spoil them with gifts. This is a great distraction from living in a cancer ward.

The organisation is using Brain Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness for childhood brain cancer. Often children are not able to vocalise when they are feeling ill, so the organisation, with the help of Neurological Experts, has compiled a list for parents to use.

The list has a selection of changes to look out for and what to do if you find your child is showing a selection of the symptoms. Take a look below.

The organisation is raising funds for Grey4May. They are hoping to raise a total of R10,000, which will go towards funding projects in cancer wards around Johannesburg.

The team plan to do 10,000 steps a day and need others to join so they can take a virtual walk around the world.

“You are invited to participate in our Brain Tumour Walk in May 2021. A virtual event where we all can come together to find strength, connection, and hope. 

The average person walks between 5000 – 7500 steps per day. We ask that you increase your steps to 10 000 steps per day. You can walk, run, or hop.  You can “bank” steps for lazy days or exceed your target to help us achieve our mission. Your goal is to walk 310 000 steps in May 2021, which is a total of 236,2km. 

The circumference of the Earth is 40 075km (meridional circumference is 40 008 km). 

We would need about 170 people to make this happen. Please walk, run or hop with us.”

To join, all you need to do is register for free on their website and make or encourage others to donate via their BackaBuddy page here.

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