Champions and Stories

CANSA Staff to take part in ‘One in Four Challenge’ at Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Lucy Balona (CANSA Head: Marketing and Communication) and HJ Botha (CANSA: Divisional Manager: Sustainability) will take up the challenge, with the theme ‘One in Four affected’ and run for cancer survivors and in doing so raise funds for CANSA.

Posted on 3 Sep 2019

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Cycle For Bee and Brain Cancer Awareness

The aim of this campaign is not only to spread awareness of GBM but also to raise funds in order to assist families who have been forced to face similar realities to that of Bee and her family, who cannot afford to provide the type of care that Bee was able to receive. The donations will be used to enable CANSA to provide care and support to these patients and families to ensure that other families can battle this debilitating disease.

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

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Team up with Fit4Good and CANSA on World Cancer Day!

Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge 2019  is an initiative developed in partnership Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and Planet Fitness Gyms with the aim of raising funds for care and support programmes offered at all CANSA Care Centres country-wide, with 100% of the funds raised going directly to this cause.

Posted on 31 Jan 2019

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We Care Challenge: Are You Up for the Challenge?

The challenge is about promoting an active, healthy lifestyle, with an emphasis on the importance of caring and reaffirming those who are affected by cancer are not alone.

When an individual or loved one is affected by cancer, they often experience a range of emotions from turmoil, denial, anger, fear, anxiety and often feel alone with the belief that they can not get through it. This can be compared to climbing a mountain like Mount Kilimanjaro.

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

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ILoveBoobies and CANSA Work together screening 130 Farm Workers

“When a farm worker feels a lump in her breast, it mostly gets ignored. The journey to a medical facility takes days of travelling and leave of absence from work and family. By sending Mobile Health Screening Clinics into the villages and farms, there is a greater chance of early detection

Posted on 23 Jul 2018

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Entries for 21st Cycle4CANSA Limited to 4000

Due to a startling increase in the entry uptake for this year’s special 21st anniversary edition of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship, hosted by Sun City, race organiser Mauritz Meyer has announced an entry limit of 4 000 riders for the road event. Entries will close once the entry limit has been reached. The 21st edition […]

Posted on 20 Jul 2018

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Riders Support CANSA in Absa Cape Epic 2018

The 15th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will taking place from 18 to 25 March 2018. The event must be completed by both members of a two-person team with only 650 teams allowed to ride the race. Meet the riders that will tackle the Untamed challenge in support of CANSA…

Posted on 22 Mar 2018

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2018 Tour of Light for CANSA

The Tour of Light will take place for the fourth year, in 2018 – ‘Spreading light and hope across South Africa’ is the slogan on the team’s cycling gear. The cycle tour takes place over 8 days starting Johannesburg and ending in Cape Town.

Posted on 6 Mar 2018

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The Purple Orchard Raises Awareness and Funds For CANSA

The Purple Orchid was born when Sybrandt Fouché was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2016. “My wife felt that it’s just as important for men to go for check-ups, as a woman, and following a random visit to the urologist, the cancer was detected. Three months later, and it might have been too late. Men generally do not like talking about cancer, let alone testicular cancer – until it knocks on your own door,” he says.

Posted on 22 Jun 2017

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Avinash Tackles His Climb For Cancer

Media Release from the Cancer Association of South Africa 20 June 2017 – Ascending the fourth highest summit in the world – Kilimanjaro – is Avinash Naidoo’s way of testing his personal limits while raising money to fight cancer. “I have been dreaming of testing my personal limits to the extreme, doing something wild that […]

Posted on 21 Jun 2017

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