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Absa Run Your City Series


Capetonians support CANSA when you #RunYourCity this Mother’s Day

When registering online for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (taking place on Sunday 12 May 2024), participants, whether they’re running or walking, can support the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) by making an immediate donation towards this meaningful cause.


Join CANSA as a CANSA Active Champion at the Comrades Marathon 2024

Are you participating in the Comrades Marathon 2024 and want to make your run count for a great cause? Consider becoming a CANSA Active Champion and run to support cancer patients, caregivers, and loved ones!


Megan Pentz-Kluyts – CANSA Ambassador and Absa RUN YOUR CITY Champion

With a love for nature and the outdoors, Megan snorkels, hikes and runs – trail running is a favourite. She is a member of the West Coast Athletic Club and a new interest is learning the ropes of being a Western Province pacesetter.


Melda Ruiters – Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor and Absa RUN YOUR CITY Champion

Before I had cancer it was all about improving my time. Today I am just happy to be able to run for a cause that matters – I run for CANSA, because I am still able to make a difference through my running.


Kamini Pather – CANSA Ambassador and Absa RUN YOUR CITY Champion

I want to raise awareness around the incredible work that CANSA does because in those moments of need, cancer Survivors need all the support that they can possibly get, CANSA is one of those avenues from which they are able to get support from.


Chantel Memziwe – NHL Survivor and Absa RUN YOUR CITY Champion

Initially I stopped running as I thought running was over for me. My husband is also part of the running since when we started. So, I went to support him at races. I continued working as well. Eventually I got tired of sitting on the side lines. I started running again for 3 weeks. By the end of August 2017 my scans were clear. I was cancer free by the Grace of God.


Cathy Cloete – Survivor and Absa RUN YOUR CITY Champion

My story serves as a testament to the human spirit’s capacity to endure and thrive in the face of adversity and doing the Absa RUN YOUR CITY race for CANSA with my 2 beautiful daughters is a blessing from above.


Crossing For CANSA

From the 20th of March 2024, Chris Sparkes and his crew set sail from Florida, United States of America, to Barcelona, Spain. They will, however, not only be navigating the waves but also embracing a unique fitness challenge: committing to one exercise rep for every nautical mile sailed. Their hope is to raise funds for CANSA’s care and support programmes as well as to inspire a global community towards daily acts of positivity…


CANSA Active at 46th Cape Town Cycle Tour (10 March 2024)

The 46th Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) takes place on Sunday, 10 March 2024. CANSA is one of the Cycle Tour’s regular Charity Groups, who raise awareness regarding services offered and how to reduce personal cancer risk at the event. The 46th Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) takes place on Sunday, 10 March 2024. CANSA is one of the Cycle Tour’s regular Charity Groups, who raise awareness regarding services offered and how to reduce personal cancer risk at the event. We are thankful to have sold out all our charity entries this year and thank our Grey College Old Boys’  1987 for their continuous commitment to CANSA…


Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Partners with CANSA as its Official Charity for 2024

The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series organisers are thrilled to welcome the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) as the official charity for the entire series of events taking place in Gqeberha, Cape Town, Durban, Tshwane and Joburg in 2024…


CANSA Active ABSA Cape Epic Charity Challenge (17 to 24 March 2024)

CANSA Active is on the leader board with 7 teams registered for the ABSA Cape EPIC Charity Challenge in 2024. Riders can look out for the CANSA Active gazebo at selected water points along the route and top up with sunscreen powered by Ocean Freedom, CANSA’s Seal of Recognition SunSmart partner, with Sunscreen Stands provided by cause related marketing partner, Eventstands…


Epic Fundraiser For CANSA Active

Two intrepid cyclists, Jaco Swanepoel and Martin Cilliers, are teaming up with Ciovita (one of the leading manufacturers of cycling apparel worldwide) to create a heartwarming, and epic, campaign to raise funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) as part of their Absa Cape Epic experience in 2024. The campaign features a special edition Absa Cape Epic cycling jersey created by Ciovita. For a donation of R100, one can submit the name of a cancer survivor, or that of a loved one lost to cancer, and once 1000 names have been reached, Ciovita will print the names on the jersey. The jersey will be available to purchase on Ciovita’s online store, where a further amount from the sale of each one, will be donated towards Jaco and Martin’s fundraising efforts for CANSA…


Bannister Erasmus Pedals with Purpose at ABSA Cape Epic

As I gear up for this year’s Cape Epic, my ride is no longer just a personal challenge; it’s a banner unfurled high in honour of those we’ve lost, a beacon of hope for those currently in the throes of battle, and a rallying cry for all who believe in the potency of collective action. My pedals turn with purpose, echoing the resilience of the human spirit…


CANSA Active Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon (13 April 2024)

We are excited to be a part of the Western Cape’s most prestigious race. Join CANSA Active at the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Two Oceans Half Marathon. We are thankful for the 60 charity entries we sold and for the CANSA Active fundraising champions who support our cause. Consider making your run even more meaningful, by creating a personal fundraising page for CANSA to support the work we do for cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones…


CANSA Active has 25 Swimmers Taking on 8 Mile Aquelle Midmar Mile Charity Challenge in 2024

The 51st Edition of the aQuelle Midmar Mile Charity Challenge in 2024 sees CANSA Active’s 25 swimmers taking on the 8-mile charity challenge at the Midmar Dam, and raising funds for CANSA. R 242 886 was received by CANSA from the Midmar Charity Challenge in 2023, the 50th anniversary of the event. We are thankful to all our past and current swimming champions for their support! Show your support of our CANSA Active swimmers and CANSA by making an online donation…