Cancer survivor Kaashief Lakay and Kids-Can NPO are getting ready to put their pedals to the test for a big cycle from Cape Town to Botswana with high hopes to give little cancer fighters in impoverished areas as much support as possible!
Cape Town, South Africa (18 January 2024) — Kaashief Lakay and his NPO Kids-Can are getting ready to put their pedals to the test for the long haul as they gear up for a cycle from Cape Town to Botswana.
For Kaashief, the cycle is an extended love letter to little cancer fighters across the country who find themselves fighting a battle he knows all too well.
As a cancer survivor himself, Kaashief has great empathy for the uphill battle so many little ones face. Especially those who come from impoverished backgrounds where nutrition is a luxury for even the healthiest children.
“While I was on my own journey battling cancer, I connected with families who come from some of our most impoverished areas in South Africa and through our conversations, it was shocking to hear of their living conditions and lack of nutrition that these little fighters encounter while trying to fight for their lives,” he tells Good Things Guy.
“This was when I embarked on a mission to share and shine the spotlight on their fight,” he notes, emphasising that Paediatric Cancer specifically has been treated with ‘kids gloves or viewed through the lens of statistics”.
Awareness raising in full swing, Kaashief’s NPO Kids-Can also take on the role as a support body for families in need of the very basics; nutritional items, transport money or little things to improve life life at home, like a new bed.
Dubbing Paediatric Cancer the pandemic that long preceded Covid, Kaashief and Kids-Can are looking to put in even more work (and miles) to make a lot of little differences possible.
Come September, Kids-Can hopes to take to the open road from Cape Town to Botswana with the big finish line of R1 million in donations as their prized outcome.
Currently, Kids-Can are looking for businesses and sponsors to make the journey possible, and anyone looking to play a pivotal role in a cancer-stricken child’s journey can contact Kaashief via Lakaykaashief@gmail.com.