[LISTEN] Cancer group raising money to connect to Xhosa speakers

Support network Cancer Buddies has launched a crowdfunding initiative to help Xhosa speakers have access to cancer information.

The organisation created a page on BackaBuddy to raise R100 000 to extend their service offering to Xhosa speakers.

Most cancer organisations predominately offer support to sufferers who speak English and Afrikaans.

Cancer Buddies spokesperson Brett Simpson says speaking to someone who understands the diagnosis is an important source of comfort and support.

The funds raised from their BackaBuddy campaign would be used to employ retired oncology nurse, Marta Booi, for 12 months.

She would help at with the Xhosa toll-free helpline, and translate the website and social media strategy to include both English and Xhosa content.

R 14 000 has been donated so far.

Cancer does change your life completely.

Brett Simpson, Cancer Buddies spokesperson

If you've been through cancer, you'll know that speaking to someone who's been through it becomes your ultimate confidant.

Brett Simpson, Cancer Buddies spokesperson

It's the most important thing to do, to connect with someone who knows what it's like.

Brett Simpson, Cancer Buddies spokesperson

Click here to donate to this campaign.

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