In commemoration of this year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, staff of the Enterprise Group of companies have demonstrated unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of young cancer patients and their families living at the Rebecca Akuffo-Addo Sunshine House inside the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra with a generous donation.
The donation, primarily sponsored by the employees of the Group and its subsidiaries, included a wide range of essential items such as foodstuff, toys including a soccer table, bicycles and trampoline, educational materials, toiletries, and other support items that will directly benefit the brave young patients undergoing treatments at the unit. They also spent a significant amount of time engaging the children in activities such as bead-making and painting.
Phyllis Woode-Nartey, Head of Group Communications and Synergies for Enterprise Group, expressed the company’s dedication to making a difference in the lives of these brave children.
She stated, “As a responsible corporate citizen, Enterprise Group believes in giving back to the community and supporting those in need, not only at the corporate level, but also as individuals. Childhood cancer is a cause close to our hearts, so while the Company is supporting in the construction of a forty bed ward to care for children with cancer, through an NGO-Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana, the staff also felt compelled to support these brave children from their own pockets, so to speak. Purely as a staff initiative and on a voluntary basis, staff decided to rise ¢30,000 to buy toys and food for the children living at the hostel while undergoing their cancer treatment.”
“After a 10-day internal donation drive the amount raised from staff was ¢78,300, which was well in excess of the ¢30,000 target!! We are delighted to contribute to the well-being of these young warriors and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We also want to acknowledge the efforts of medical professionals and organizations such as Lifeline for Childhood Cancer, Ghana who work tirelessly to provide not only medical treatment but also emotional support and a comforting environment for children and their families during this challenging time.”
She added that “At Enterprise Group, we believe that collective efforts can achieve remarkable results. Our staff has exemplified this by rallying together to support the children at the Korle-Bu Childhood Cancer Unit during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are proud of their compassion and commitment to this important cause”.
Vida Ampiah, Hostel Warden of the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Sunshine House, was overwhelmed with gratitude tor to the staff for thoughtful donation.
She said the donation had come at a time when the hostel was really struggling to feed the children and that quite a number of the patients had suspended their treatment and left the hostel a few days ago due to lack of adequate food.
“We are deeply touched by Enterprise Group’s commitment to the children we serve. Your food donation alone will feed our patients here for at least four months and will go a long way to enhance the care and support we provide to our young patients and their families. Thank you so much for spending the day with these young ones as well. We look forward to seeing you again” she added.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, observed every September, is a time dedicated to raising awareness about pediatric cancer, highlighting the struggles faced by these children and their families, and mobilizing support for research and treatment.
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