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Not all heroes wear capes. That’s why in honour of National Superhero Day - observed globally on 28 April - Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP today proudly announced CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, as the official charity partner for Comic Con Africa. 

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. Their range of comprehensive support to affected families includes parent to parent support, counselling by a CHOC social worker, and practical support such as accommodation in CHOC accommodation facilities nationwide, transport and recreational activities. In addition, the organisation creates awareness of on early detection of cancer, supports health professionals and upgrades treatment facilities into child-friendly environments and advocates for those whose lives have been affected by this disease. CHOC relies heavily on private sectors and individuals for funding to continue the great work.

Now in its 24th year, National Superhero Day was started by Marvel Comics’ employees as a day to honour superheroes, both real and fictional. “For 40 years, CHOC has been providing comprehensive, countrywide support for children with cancer and their families. It is the only organisation in the country that provides such a holistic service.  As the organisers of Comic Con Africa, we could not think of a more suitable charity to partner with,” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director at Reed Exhibition. 

Comic Con Africa is also inspired by the important and courageous work CHOC does throughout our country, to provide care and support to children and teens living with cancer and their families; to raise awareness around early detection; support healthcare professionals and turn treatment facilities into child-friendly environments. These behaviours are just some of what CHOC hopes to impart, by educating audiences about the role that individuals can play. 

For Comic Con Africa, the men and women of CHOC are, themselves, superheroes. 

“This year CHOC celebrates 40 years of existence and we are very excited to be involved with Comic Con Africa.  We look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of real-life superheroes, the children and teens fighting cancer - making this journey not only easier for them but their families as well,” said Carl Queiros, CEO of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. 

Comic Con Africa will be held from 21 - 24 September, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Comic Con Africa is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements.

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