Rocking Cancer was an idea that was adopted by NJM after 2 beautiful young ladies, who didn't know each other, but had the same fight came to Noel's attention.
Meet the girls:
Jackie Vos (34), mother of a young son (11) - diagnosed with cervical cancer
Bianca Christie (22), - diagnosed with cervical cancer
Both these ladies are faced with the same health challenges and the same financial challenges. Jackie hasn't been able to work for 4 months going through the treatment in Richards Bay, RSA whilst she has been separated from her son this whole time. Bianca's life of working abroad came to a screaming halt once she was diagnosed. Both are fighting to survive physically and financially.
The idea of Rocking Cancer started with these 2 girls as the flagship project with the goal to raise as much money to assist with their daily living expenses and treatment. It has since then grown into a recognized brand with a goal to raise money for cancer research and education once this initial project is completed.
The plan was to host a series of events on a national scale, using local musical talent to sell tickets and raise money for this cause. It is a double win concept, because it also exposes local musical talent on a larger scale.
The first event was held in Durban on the 17th of December 2018. It was a wonderful event with a wonderful lineup and went relatively well. The follow up event was in Richards Bay of the 26th of January 2019 and was again, a wonderful lineup, but didn't go so well, owing to the torrential rain that bucketed down the day before, and on the day of the event. This was not a very successful day and with both events combined, leaving us still on a break even keel. So much work and effort has gone into these events, but still no real rewards.
This is where we need the funding. We need the funding to finance the rest of the roadshow so that we can filter all the profits back to the girls to at least cover their treatments, which are astronomical. We still have to visit Johannesburg in March, Cape Town in June and Bloemfontein in July, with a little pit stop along the way in Piet Retief. Depending of the results, we may be required to add a few more cities and dates.
We need funding to attract bigger artists that can attract bigger crowds and sell more tickets. We need funding to pay for stage, sound and lighting as well as travel costs, marketing and printing. You can imagine how big a venture this is, but in no way as big as the challenge that these 2 young ladies face.
You can find more information on www.rockingcancer.co.za