A day for smiles instead of IVs

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 this week, thanks to the Cell C Sharks, those same hours were spent with massive smiles on their faces as the Black Panther-inspired Sharks paid tribute to the real superheroes of the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby season.

A group of Sharks players treated the children of the CHOC House in Pietermaritzburg and the CHOC Lodge in Durban to an exclusive movie day as part of Vodacom’s #TacklingCancer campaign.

On the field, for every tackle made by a South African player this Super Rugby tournament, 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.

This week the CHOC children and their families, together with their devoted caregivers – the real superheroes of this Marvel-inspired rugby season – were the biggest stars of a special screening of The Queen’s Corgie.

It was a day that saw the Black Panther team show a softer side in helping these children fight the biggest battle of their lives. A day NOT for putting in IVs, instead putting on smiles.

- Tank Lanning