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Two Oceans Marathon 2024

Be Active and Healthy – have some Feel Good Fun, while raising awareness and funds for CANSA and the fight against cancer in SA.

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Cape Epic 2024

Absa Run Your City Series


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…


Melda Ruiters SCTM CANSA Active Ambassador and Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor

Melda Ruiters, multiple myeloma survivor, is participating in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon as a CANSA Active Ambassador. Read her inspiring story below and support her efforts at the event…


SCTM 2023 – Chantel Memziwe NHL Survivor Outrunning Cancer

Chantel Memziwe is a determined lady! Never letting her cancer diagnosis or treatment get the best of her, she kept pursuing her love of running and achieving the goals she had set for herself. We are so fortunate that she is one of our CANSA Active Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Ambassadors for 2023. Chantel is also a member of our Facebook Support group for cancer patients and loved ones, Champions of Hope. Read her remarkable story of perseverance…


CANSA Active and Sox Footwear Collaborate to Provide Socks and UV Protective Sleeves

Sox Footwear and CANSA Active have joined forces in an exciting collaboration aimed at promoting an active, healthy, balanced lifestyle while raising awareness and funds for CANSA’s fight against cancer in South Africa. The collaboration features a range of CANSA Active socks and UV 50+ protective sleeve designs that are available for purchase online…


Battle Cry of a cancer Survivor “Today we Cry, Tomorrow we Fight!”

Zakithi Mgiliya, Hodgkins’ Lymphoma cancer Survivor and cyclist for CANSA Active in the Virgin Active SA Ride Joburg 2022, shares about her cancer journey and how cycling helped her through. “One thing I have learned from this journey is that there are a handful of things that truly matter in anybody’s life. Identify those things and enjoy them because in the twinkle of an eye, your life can flip into the unimaginable. So, live like the breath you are taking now, is your last.”