Eurolab donates R50 000 to Stepping Stone Hospice

Eurolab donated R50 000 to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in Alberton, Ekurhuleni, to help expand the centre’s in-patient unit (IPU) care facility.

Stepping Stone Hospice provides high-quality specialist care to people in the greater Alberton area, most of whom are cancer patients whose conditions no longer respond to curative treatment. These patients are cared for by specially trained nurses, care workers and counsellors.

Tersia Burger, CEO of Stepping Stone Hospice, says that their fundraising efforts have been geared towards extending the IPU to allow for more patients to receive necessary medical, physical, social and emotional support.

“Most people choose to receive hospice care in their homes. However, when pain cannot be managed in the home, patients can choose to receive care in our in-patient hospice unit,” says Burger. “We are extremely grateful to Eurolab for its support of our project, which will benefit the quality of life for our patients. We share a common ethos with Eurolab in that our patients are our main focus, so every donation we receive helps keep our doors open.”

As a market-leading oncology company, Eurolab continues to explore outreach support for communities that provide care and support for cancer patients.

“Our vision aligns with Stepping Stone Hospice as we have a whole-of-cancer approach that focuses on the patient and their health, relieving financial stress during and after a life-threatening illness,” says Lynne du Toit, CEO at Eurolab. “As a South African company specialising in all aspects of cancer treatment, therapies and technologies, we believe it is our responsibility to support care centres where possible