Cape Town - A walk has been held in Cape Town to give hope to people who've diagnosed with cancer. It has also raised funds for children living with life-threatening illnesses. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was among the walkers.
FRANSCHOEK - A walk has been held in Cape Town to give hope to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. It has also raised funds for children living with life-threatening illnesses.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was among the walkers. As a cancer survivor, he believes events like this are important to raise awareness.
You who have walked are showing ubuntu, because see, through your walking you care
A patron of the Out of Africa Children&39;s Foundation, the Archbishop Emeritus was supporting a cause he feels is not always recognised.
He said, "I want to do all I can. I&39;m a cancer survivor. I was fortunate to have very good treatment, and Out of Africa tries to ensure anyone who has cancer will be able to get treatment."
Tutu spoke with encouragement, saying that being diagnosed with cancer is not a death penalty.He said cancer survivors are amongst the most courageous he knows.
The Director of the Foundation, Kim Highfield, echoed this sentiment, urging hope, above all.
She said, "The survivors walk of hope is to create awareness that there are not just people who have had cancer, but unfortunately, have left us, but that there are survivors of cancer."
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