CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA Flip Flop Day 2023 – One week to go!!

With just ONE WEEK to go to Flip Flop Day on Friday 17th February, it is safe to say we are officially ready to flip on those flops for a worthy cause!

Did you know, in some way or form, each and every single one of us is affected by childhood cancer? While it may not affect you directly in some cases – it could be someone close to you – a beloved family member or the child of a close friend or colleague. But one thing is for certain – we all know of one brave little child or teenager fighting against it every day.

But they’re never alone – these courageous soldiers will always have the support, love and strength from those around them, even if it’s through a donation from a stranger who they will never meet.

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa is an advocate for the fight against this life-threatening illness – offering psychosocial, emotional and patient facing support to families and children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer. 

One such beneficiary is Nontobeko Dlakavu and her son, Owami, who were Guests of Honour at the Flip Flop Day Media Launch early this week at the exquisite Southern Sun Hotel, San Deck venue..

There was not a dry eye in the house as Nontobeko shared with the invited guests in the packed out venue, how her as a single mother, and her son have been affected. 

Owami was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 11 in November 2021, and have received invaluable support from CHOC in the form of accommodation and transport, making their journey of childhood cancer a little easier. The guests, made up of media, celebrities and influencers, were thrilled to hear that Owami now only has one bout of chemotherapy remaining.

This is just one of many similar stories that can fill your heart with hope as you support this worthy initiative in aid of the essential work CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa does!

Made up of passionate, caring, committed and dedicated staff and volunteers, CHOC’s one goal is simple – to save lives through early detection, and to enable us all to stand up, stand strong and stand together to support these fearless little warriors.

Our 4th Annual Flip Flop Day Is Almost Here!

We’re not really about counting the days here – we’re more about making each and every day count. CHOC is about using HOPE as the medicine for all diseases.

And so, Flip Flop Day and Flippie have stepped up to the forefront to get every South African – young or old, the corporate or casual, the beach-side dweller or the city slicker – to get up and literally wear their heart on their soles on Friday, 17th February 2023!

Flippie has told us to pass this message to you, “Rise up and join us! Kick off those shoes and let your toes be free on Friday, the 17th of February 2023 by showing your support and love for our warriors by flipping on a pair of flip flops. Let’s show this life-threatening disease that we South Africans are a force to be reckoned with!

“I’m ready to show my support! Where can I get my Flip Flop Day sticker?”

As the needs of the children, teenagers and their families increase and our desire to enhance our augmentation of the medical fraternity treatment continues, we are aiming to raise even more than R2 MILLION last year!

Partnered for greatness, you can get your sticker for only R10 at your nearest PNA, Tekkie Town, or by visiting or popping into your nearest CHOC region. Online options also include PayFast, PayPal (so international supporters can support us too) and other similar digital platforms.


There is an awesome competition with FlySafair where there is a post online that once you have purchased stickers, you can share and like it and you have the chance to win a return flight within South Africa. 

The Courier Guy has recently partnered with us to take off the pressure of courier fees for all stickers that are bought online, providing the delivery service at no cost.

We thank you all of our partners for believing in CHOC and the work that we do and we look forward to building these relationships in the future!

Hedley Lewis, CEO of CHOC, comments; “Your small donation will make the biggest difference in the lives of these valiant little ones and their families. You may think your R10 is unimportant, that it cannot make an impact. With your R10, you are not only helping CHOC fund their Core Programmes, but you’ll also be giving the gift of hope, solidarity and support to anyone and everyone fighting against cancer”.

So, are you ready to be flip’n awesome this Flip Flop Day? Ready to flip on your favourite pair of flip flops and rock out with your toes out?

Corporate companies, small businesses, ladies and gents, boys and girls – let’s do this together – let’s help pave the way with love and support for these amazing kids to see a brighter tomorrow.

DATE OF EVENT:                                 17 February 2023


Contact                                                 Taryn Seegers

TEL:                                                     086 111 3500 / 011 326 1717

FAX:                                                     011 326 4988





CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is a non-profit organisation made up of caring, committed, and passionate people who stand up for and support the well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders and their families. Our aim is to save lives through early detection and making the journey of those who are affected by childhood cancer, less burdensome through the comprehensive support programmes we offer.


PNA is simply South Africa’s favourite retailer due to its comprehensive product range that is featured in the major departments of Stationery, Art and Craft Materials, Books and Educational Books. They equip people for success, inspire them to create and enrich them to discover more than they ever imagined.

With over 120 independent, owner-managed PNA stores nationwide, the PNA franchise group has grown from its humble beginnings in 1992 to become a reputable and successful franchise entity.

Tekkie Town:

Tekkie Town is the number one retailer for branded footwear, clothing and accessories in Southern Africa.

Together with our brand partners, they are able to bring you top international brands at prices you are able to afford, giving you the widest choice of Great Brands at Great Prices. They only stock genuine branded products, and take pride in ensuring that we have a range of products available for all – from sports specific sneakers, to lifestyle and fashion brands across an assortment of styles and silhouettes.

Tekkie Town has over 400 stores in South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia and is part of the Pepkor Group of Companies under their Speciality Division. Our Support Centre (Central Office) is situated in George South Africa.


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