Victoria University participates in Good Walk to support Children with Cancer


Victoria University participated in Good Walk to support Children with Cancer,

15303959_1430174387023033_137693779_o15368940_1430174323689706_1976693883_oThis was in its bid to continue its drive to give back during the festive season. The institution was among the walkers present on 3rd December 2016 at the charity walk- The Good Walk. The support to the Walk was donated by Ruparelia Foundation which gave Uganda Sh. Five Million to the cause. The walk dubbed Good Walk was held to raise funds for Children with Cancer. The Walk was organised by Kawempe Home Care. It was a 7kms’ walk from Legends Rugby Ground, Kololo Airstrip, Acacia Avenue, Fairway junction, through Yusuf Lule, Jinja Road and back to Legends Rugby Ground and ended with entertainment. The Walk was organised by Kawempe Home Care in collaboration with Uganda Cancer Society, Ruparelia Foundation, Laftaz Comedy Lounge, Gauff Consults (U) Ltd, Wavah Water, Precise Engineering Solutions and Legends Rugby Club. Kawempe Home Care (KHC) is a not for profit organization that was started in 2007 by a group of devoted health professionals to provide holistic care to people with HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Tuberculosis in Kampala and Wakiso districts. 15355920_1430174240356381_1600315160_nThe organization has cared for over 4,000 clients and currently has 1,952 clients. Kawempe Home Care recently opened the New Hope Children’s Hostel, which provides psychosocial support for poor and vulnerable children who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Their treatment can take between 2-3 months and so many poor children are forced to drop out of care due to the hidden costs. The hostel their fills in this gap by providing accommodation, food, clothes, play therapy, music therapy, and counselling and legal aid support services. KHC consciously supports all poor and vulnerable children with cancer that are referred to our facility in expectation that with your support they will be able to access specialized care from the Uganda Cancer Institute. They will have a peaceful and comfortable home without worries about the next meal or shelter while they access treatment.

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