The Woodview Cancer Support Group aims to assist cancer patients, their families and the indigent community in the Phoenix area, all in the fight against the dreaded illness.
The group strives to achieve this through their various initiatives and projects embarked upon during each year.
One of the ongoing projects are the wellness days hosted bi-annually in Phoenix, whereby the group provides mechanisms to bring free cancer screening to the community, which in turn, helps promote early detection.
The earlier one is able to detect cancer, the more successful their chance of survival.
“In order to make these services available to the community, we rely heavily on funding from the general public and the business sectors. Fundraising is a mammoth and stifling task, especially in this economic climate. Despite this challenge, we are able to face the odds, exist and provide these services, through the generosity of kind-hearted individuals, who are willing to assist us with our plight,” said Allan Pillay, chairman of the group.
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The group is once again embarking on its annual fundraiser, ‘Comedy for Cancer’. This year’s show features ‘The Dingalings’ in a family comedy show called ‘Licenced to Thrill’, which is certified to set the stage alight and enthrall the audiences with loads of laughter.
The ever-so popular Koobeshen Naidoo (Elvis from the Kandasamys) and funny guy, Henry Ramkissoon, will bring you a whole lot of giggles, leaving your tummy aching and wanting more.
Known for their exceptional talent, this clever duet promotes the very best in South African Indian comedy.
“Many of us live hectic lives and comedy has the ability to reduce the tension and stress of everyday life. Humour literally helps the body to release neurochemicals that make us feel better. I personally love comedy, because if everyone can smile or laugh at the same time, the world would be more photogenic,” said Neesha, PRO of the organisation.
The show is to be held at Sunford Primary School on July 13 at 6:30pm for 7pm. For tickets, contact Neesha on 084-650-0390, Ragini on 083-280-67 42 and Len on 083-696-5097.
Tickets may be sold at the door subject to availability. Limited tickets are available.