On a typical week day, a CHOC (the Childhood Cancer Foundation) beneficiary may spend several hours going through the gruelling process of receiving chemotherapy treatment. But on Wednesday 17 April, those same hours were spent putting smiles on their faces as the Black Panther-inspired Cell C Sharks pay tribute to the real superheroes of the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
A group of Cell C Sharks players treated the children of the CHOC House in Pietermaritzburg and the CHOC Lodge in Durban to an exclusive movie day at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping’s Ster Kinekor.
It’s all part of a Vodacom Super Rugby season that is #TacklingCancer in every possible way.
On the field, for every tackle made by a South African player this Vodacom Super Rugby season, Vodacom and SuperSport are jointly donating R100 to CHOC in support of these children and their battle to overcome cancer, with the aim of raising R1 million by the end of the season.
And off it, the Cell C Sharks are joining the other South African teams in doing their part to raise hope and lift spirits.
It was a Wednesday when the CHOC children and their families were the biggest stars of a special The Queen’s Corgie movie screening. They also received gifts for themselves as well as their devoted caregivers who are the real superheroes of this Marvel-inspired rugby season.
Ultimately, it’s a day when “The Beast” of a Black Panther team showed a softer side as he helped these children fight the biggest battle of their lives.
It’s a few hours that let the CHOC children know they are part of a Vodacom Super Rugby season where every South African player is #TacklingCancer with them.
On Wednesday 17 April, it wasn’t a day for putting in IVs as it was a day for putting on smiles.