Media Release: Bounce to Fitness with CANSA & ReboundSA
9 February 2021 – CANSA is partnering with ReboundSA to present a national Bounce-a-thon taking place in over 20 locations across the country on 20 February 2021. ReboundSA has recently been awarded CANSA’s Smart Choice Seal of Recognition, as physical activity helps to lower the cancer risk.
Leillani Geduld, CANSA’s Corporate Relationship Coordinator hopes that people will take advantage of the opportunity to improve their fitness, while supporting cancer patients and to invite nine friends to join them, to celebrate CANSA’s 90 years of service.
“Have some fun with friends and family and bounce your way to good health. We’ll have strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place at all venues and all participants will be expected to arrive half an hour prior to the event for this reason and to wear a mask, sanitise hands and maintain physical distancing. For those who would prefer online, a limited number of Zoom classes will be available, and they can rebound in the safety of their own homes,” explains Geduld. #CANSABounceAThon #CANSAactive #LowerCancerRisk #FeelGoodFun
Tickets can be purchased online through Quicket at R100 per entry. Events take place from 8:00 until 16:00 on 20 February as indicated per venue. Each participant receives a free Digital Book ‘Rebounding for Health and Fitness’ to the value of R150 and access to CANSA’s Healthy Lifestyle Risk Assessment to assess cancer risk (free). They will also be entered into a draw and stand a chance to win amazing prize. *. All participants should note the event disclaimer.”
Keith and Justine McFarlane, owners of ReboundSA, say, “Rebounding is a high cardio, low impact workout performed using a mini-trampoline (rebounder). Rebounding is not just a fun way to get moving, it also holds a wide range of overall health benefits. Rebounding has phenomenal immune supporting benefits on the body, particularly the lymph system. For this reason, rebounding is recommended as part of a cancer fighting strategy. Rebounding is further good for people living with cancer as a gentle low impact form of exercise. [1-2] In his book Jumping for Health, Dr Morton Walker says that just two minutes of rebounding offers equivalent physiological benefits as six minutes of running, 10 minutes of swimming and 22 minutes of walking.”
Geduld continues,” We’re still caring for cancer patients and loved ones despite COVID-19 and we invite the public to show they care too by participating in the Bounce-a-thon to help raise sufficient funds for us to continue to do so. During lockdown, our Homes and stoma services stayed open as essential services with protective measures while the public hospitals were open and receiving patients. CANSA Care Homes catered for patients receiving cancer treatment with accommodation, transport and meals. CANSA’s TLC Lodges for children and families affected by cancer also remained operating. We offered support via our WhatsApp line that helps with cancer education, queries and support in isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho and siSwati (071 867 3580) and support via phone and online platforms. CANSA also offered confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling to cancer patients, caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer. Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana) and is free of charge.”
(For more information, please contact Leillani Geduld at email firstname.lastname@example.org Call082 304 1272)
- HiTech Therapy Online – 5 x package of exercise equipment & accessories to the value of R 1 200 each including: one RED Anti-Burst Ball 65 cm; four tone Loops – Yellow – Red – Green – Blue; one 19 CM Pilates ball; 2 metre CLX Silver band and a Theraband Stretch strap
- Indelicate – 100 x 15% discount vouchers on leggings + 1 x full set of leisure wear to the value of R900
- FitPro – 2 x On-line Fitness Instructor Courses to the value of R 3 400 each
- FitPro & ReboundSA – 2 x On-line Rebound Instructor Courses to the value of R 2 500 each
- ReboundSA – 2 x HealthBouncePRO Rebounders to the value of R2 400 each
 The Lymph: The Body’s Purification Plant – Dr. Angela Fetzner – Google Books, (n.d.). https://books.google.co.za/books?id=d_jPDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT27&dq=mini+trampoline+lymphatic&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjopcKsmqXsAhVEsKQKHS-BC-gQ6AEwAnoECAcQAg#v=onepage&q=mini trampoline lymphatic&f=false (accessed October 8, 2020).
 Healthy Healing’s Detoxification: Programs to Cleanse, Purify & Renew – Linda Page – Google Books, (n.d.). https://books.google.co.za/books?id=TsEzlmaL2ygC&pg=PA50&dq=mini+trampoline+lymphatic&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjopcKsmqXsAhVEsKQKHS-BC-gQ6AEwAHoECAAQAg#v=onepage&q=mini trampoline lymphatic&f=false (accessed October 8, 2020).
CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes, as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public. Our health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support. We offer a Tele Counselling service in seven languages free of charge. We also supply patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.
Visit www.cansa.org.za or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: email@example.com. In addition to online resources and Facebook support groups, CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 for English and Afrikaans and 071 867 3530 for isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana and free Tele Counselling per appointment on 0800 22 66 22 in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana. Follow CANSA on Facebook:
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