25-10-2019

The Rohan Bloom Foundation Jersey Handover

Newmark had the honour of receiving a beautifully framed Cape Argus Cycle Tour jersey from the Rohan Bloom Foundation Team as a token of appreciation for the company’s continuous support.

The Rohan Bloom Foundation was established by Rodney Bloom in memory of his son Rohan, who lost his battle to cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma at the tender age of 14. After Rohan’s passing, Rod founded The Rohan Bloom Foundation to fulfil his wish of establishing a Paediatric Palliative In-Patient Hospice so that no family should ever have to watch their child suffer.

Today, The Rohan Bloom Foundation is building a base from which the vision can become reality. Among its major initiatives, is a fundraising drive to build and open Rohan House, the First Paediatric Palliative Care In-Patient Hospice in the Cape, solely run on private funding. Rohan House will be the first Paediatric In-Patient Hospice offering specialised care to the patient as well as support for the entire family.

Rohan House will be built from ground up in accordance with all the hospice and hospital regulations. The Rohan Bloom Foundation is very privileged to have acquired a property where Rohan House will stand and operate just a few minutes’ drive from the Red Cross War Memorial Children Hospital in Rondebosch.

The House will include therapy rooms for music and art, a play area for siblings to visit and family suites for families who need to spend quality time when the end is near.

(Pictured: Emilia Bisogno, Amanda Stein, Neil Markovitz, Rodney Bloom, Terri Marks & Abigail Jacobs)

The goal is to develop a home which would comprise of an 8-bed inpatient unit as well as an outpatient unit with prime function to offer child-friendly, family centered, culturally sensitive care and support to children living with life-threatening / life-limiting conditions and their families. The unit aims to offer expert symptom management, respite care as well as terminal care whilst upholding the holistic principles of palliative care. The palliative care environment considers the child’s body, mind and spirit and provides opportunities for more play, human touch and family interaction. The overall design of the unit should be conducive to a feeling of peace and tranquility.

Newmark is proud to be able to support this incredible Foundation and we look forward to standing alongside them throughout their continual growth and success.

For more information on the Rohan Bloom Foundation please follow the link below:

http://www.rohanbloomfoundation.org/

Any donations to the Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Please follow the link below in order to do so:

http://rohanbloomfoundation.org/donate/

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