Art Installation at the newly reopened The Playground in Braamfontein seeks to support CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA Flip Flop Day 2022.
Friday, 18 February 2022 will see the third iteration of the CHOC Flip Flop Day to raise funds for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa. Johannesburg-based Doodle Artist Blcktagg and travel writer Ryan Enslin, aka My Lime Boots, have teamed up to create and install a unique piece of artwork at The Playground in Braamfontein, in support of this cause.
“I’m flip flop mad” says Enslin, who shared his vision for an art installation to drive home the message of Flip Flop Day. “I wanted to take various pairs of flip flops and share some of the cancer survivors stories, as well as tell people about the amazing work done by CHOC” continued Enslin. Partnering with Doodle Artist Blcktagg, who created a doodle mural and doodled a ceiling at the newly reopened The Playground in Braamfontein, the left foot of six pairs of Plakkies flip flops were decorated in Blcktagg’s modern abstract expressionism style.
The right foot of three of the six pairs share elements of some of the many cancer survivor stories where CHOC has been involved. The remaining three feet take the viewer on a journey to understand the vital role played by CHOC. “I create original pieces of art because I believe that art can change people’s minds and opinions” shared a passionate Blcktagg.
The six pairs of flip flops have been installed at The Playground in Braamfontein where members of the public are invited to take in this unique message, at the next market day on 12 February 2022, between 09h00 and 18h00. The market at The Playground can be found at 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein.
“It is my hope that those who take in this unique art installation will in turn do their bit and donate R10 to acquire a Flip Flop Day sticker, donning their favourite flip flops on 18 February 2022 in support of this very worthy cause” shared Enslin. For more information on Flip Flop Day or to purchase your sticker, visit a CHOC region closest to you, www.choc.org.za or pop into your local PNA or Tekkie Town store.
Childhood cancer is a frightening reality that many families across South Africa have to deal with daily. South African families face the most challenging battle they will ever have to encounter – alongside the little warriors fighting on the frontline. But luckily, these brave children and teenagers, along with their families, never have to stand alone.
About CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa is a registered 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. The internationally recognised organisation aims to provide life-changing and all-embracing support programmes to both the child or teenager and their families, from the get-go, once a diagnosis has been made. The services they provide:
- Emotional support throughout their cancer journey; and if necessary, palliative, and end-of-life care and bereavement support.
- Practical support for patients and families, including essential Carebags, nutritional food support, bereavement support, accommodation, transport to and from treatments and educational and awareness programmes on the early warning signs of childhood cancer.
CHOC can have over 1500 children and teenagers in their care at any one time whilst offering psychosocial support to over 1500 families. As an NPO, it is essential that CHOC receive and sustain the funds to support these courageous children and teenagers to keep on fighting even when their young bodies are exhausted and hurting.
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Official Website (www.choc.org.za)
Blcktagg creates doodle art because he loves it. Using art as his medium, Blcktagg shares his creativity and the multitude of ideas that continually come to him, as he creates one of a kind pieces for clients. He has done work at The Playground for their relaunch in late January 2022 and undertakes commissions on request from clients.
Official Website (www.blcktagg.com)
About Travel Writer Ryan Enslin aka My Lime Boots
Freelance travel writer and content creator Ryan Enslin sleeps with the proverbial fully packed camera bag by his side. Based in Johannesburg, but ever the global communitarian, digital storytelling flows through his veins as he spends his days exploring and connecting with people, seeking to unlock their essence in the content he creates. Writing as his alter ego My Lime Boots on his digital platforms, he is a proponent for responsible tourism and the restorative opportunities it affords, particularly in South Africa. Ryan has been published both in print and online in various publications, including Getaway Magazine, The Saturday Star, The Weekend Argus and Estate Living Magazine.
Official Website (www.mylimeboots.co.za)