The last 18months or so have not been easy for most people and we have had to postpone most of the fundraising events that we would have had during this period. Despite this, we have been able to continue to provide services to patients and caregivers and our services have been adapted to take into account the new "norm".
For example, we are resuming our face-to-face support groups though limiting the number to 20 people at a time and using technology to broadcast what is happening on the ground to an online audience. The advantage of this is that we are able to reach those who cannot travel/attend physically. In addition, we are in talks with the various private, mission, and government hospitals to create "outreach support groups." and to provide some services such as counselling and nutrition virtually. With the state-run hospitals now receiving more support in terms of treatment facilities for cancer, there will be less need for patients to come to Nairobi and we, therefore, need to be able to extend our reach. We want to be there to support them for free, as is our mandate.
To ensure that these programs run, we have decided to go ahead and plan aone-daywhite water rafting challenge on Saturday 9th October 2021 at Savage Wilderness Camp in Sagana.
It will be a ONE DAY EVENT and will have only 22 teams in strict adherence to covid 19 protocols. We aim to raise Kshs 3 million for programs that now include outreach and community-based activities. Due to the reduced number of participants and the event only taking place in one day, we will be charging Kshs 150,000 registration fee for a team of 5.
This amount will not only enable us to reach our target but we believe, will significantly impact our services in the last quarter of this year and the beginning of next year. A higher registration fee than in previous years is necessary in order to meet an increase in logistical costs due to the effects of the pandemic. Remember, it is only together that we can help fight cancer.
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