BONUS - RUSTENBURG - International Childhood Cancer Day is on 15 February, and Cupcakes of Hope (CoH) aims to raise R500 000 to significantly impact the lives of young cancer patients in need of financial assistance for their medical care.
CoH invites South Africans to contribute to their goal of giving hope for a better future by hosting or supporting a Party of Hope. You can set up a mini pop-up cupcake sale at your workplace, your child's school, during play dates, or even at weekend gatherings with friends.
The concept of Parties of Hope originated in 2014 when CoH founder, Sandy Cipriano, and her team expanded their vision beyond their initial September fundraising for International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which includes National Cupcake Day.
"With the growing need for medical resources, we decided to encourage year-round donations," explains Cipriano. "We urged people to bake cupcakes, sell them in unique ways, and donate the proceeds. The response and willingness to join our mission have been overwhelming."
CoH directly makes monthly, and sometimes weekly, payments to the medical providers of cancer patients. Additionally, volunteers deliver care packages to hospitalised patients. The funds cover a range of needs, from items like wheelchairs to critical surgeries, addressing the physical, emotional, and medical needs of patients.
To host a Party of Hope, register as a baker on the website Cupcakesofhope.org before 29 February 2024. Commit to baking 24 or 48 cupcakes (though more are always welcome!), organise your sale, bake, raise funds, and donate to CoH. Their Cupcake Angels will provide all the necessary details for your donation. Businesses interested in larger-scale involvement can by emailing
International Childhood Cancer Day is an ideal calendar reminder to engage in supportive activities like a Party of Hope. Medical bills don’t take breaks and CoH’s donation portal remains open year-round.
For more information, visit Cupcakesofhope.org or email