Letter from the CEO


2018 has been an incredible but also challenging year for Cancer Buddies. We have  essentially built the organization from the ground up and we have a lot to be proud of, in what we have accomplished during the course of 2018.

In 2018 we have:

  • Built a new brand and website which speaks to our new approach and focus, which is simple concise, modern and relevant. 

  • We have introduced a NEW WhatssApp contact number and helped over 120 families in less than 6 months.

  • We have successfully raised funding for and delivered a dedicated Xhosa support line, through a partnering with Back-A-Buddy.

  • We have developed and delivered a one of kind digital information program called the iBuddie to answer all the pressing questions a new cancer diagnosis brings.

  • We have implemented a new tracking protocol to capture and monitor the quality of our support services. 

In 2019 we aim to solidify our foundation and built new innovative ways to raise funding and make our support service more sustainable with meaningful communication and offerings.

We wish you and your family a beautiful and restful festive season.

Kind regards

Brett Simpson

Cancer Buddies CEO

Christoff Swanepoel