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The Foundation


The Tyler Sassman Cancer Foundation was established to continue the legacy of Tyler Sassman who impacted the lives of so many of his peers daily with his tender spirit, big heart and smile that melted his mother’s heart in an instance. 


Diagnosed with a Grade 4 glioblastoma brain cancer, he lost his fight to the disease 7 months after his diagnosis on 31 January 2017 and at the tender age of 16. 


The foundation aims to fill a void in the support and literacy available to children with cancer and their caregivers.


The foundation has been registered as a not-for-profit organisation for public benefit with the Department of Social Development.


Registration number: 187-844 NPO

We ensure compliance to the Non-Profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997 (as amended) (“NPO Act”) with the common objective of not-for-profit and all funds received by the foundation through our governance structure.


The Tyler Sassman Cancer (TSC) Foundation was launched in April 2017, to continue his legacy and help other children and their families with the disease.