High School Competition puts Childhood Cancer in the limelight

Crayon launches art competition to raise cancer awareness

In honour of all the young heroes this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Crayon, a specialist Paediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology unit based in the northern suburbs of the Cape Metropole, is launching a special art competition.

Entries for the art competition opened on Monday, 11 September and high schools in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town have been invited to take part. The theme of the competition is ‘Dreams and Wishes’ and learners are invited to illustrate the dreams, hopes, and wishes of children affected by cancer, showcasing their aspirations and desires for a brighter future.

“We are very excited to launch this wonderful initiative to help bring awareness to childhood cancer in the communities. Childhood cancer is a formidable adversary that affects countless young lives in South Africa. The battle against this disease is relentless, and it requires our unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. This competition allows us to pay tribute to the incredible strength and resilience of our young warriors,” says Dr Johann Riedemann, an oncologist at Crayon.

Icon Oncology and Cancercare earlier this year collaborated to establish Crayon. As the brainchild of Dr Riedemann, the Crayon unit is based at Cape Gate Oncology Centre and focuses on solid tumor pathology which includes nervous system cancers, head and neck cancers, nasopharynx, lung cancers, abdominal cancers, soft tissue cancer and urogenital cancers.

The closing date for the Crayon Childhood Cancer Awareness – High School Art Competition is 31 October 2023 and winners will be announced in November. For further information, email natasha@andcompany.co.za