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Volunteer to Run 100 Miles for CANSA

29 June 2018 – Jennifer Sharpe-Scott will run 171 km for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), from the 17th to the 19th July 2018. This is the equivalent of 106 miles, and she is encouraging anyone else who enjoys walking, running or cycling to join her. Donations towards this project can be made on a safe and secure online platform on

Jennifer, who volunteers for CANSA in Vereeniging, was at an all-time low in July 2017, and was out for a walk, when blinded by her tears, she literally bumped into a local farmer. Little did she know that his words to her would inspire her to take on such a mammoth run for CANSA.

He said, “Jennifer, when I see you running as I drive past, I won’t wave at you. I will salute you!” The gentleman proceeded to salute her and she felt her morale lifted to such heights that she believed she could run 100 miles. After sharing this experience with a CANSA colleague, Jennifer was delighted when a day later her colleague said that CANSA would support her if she decided that she really wanted to run those 100 miles.

Says Jennifer, “I know cancer Survivors, and have lost a lot of loved ones to cancer. I made a promise to my cousin Adrian, who was also taken at a young age due to cancer, that I would do this in honour of him. I would like to raise funds for CANSA so that I can help those who are not able to run, because of this disease.”

She continues, “The route I will take, will take 3 days to run – from Oranjeville to Frankfort (54 km); Frankfort to Reitz (65 km), and from Reitz to Bethlehem (52 km) – a total of 171 km or 106 miles. I would like to challenge anyone else who enjoys running, cycling or walking, to join me and do ‘a hundred miles for CANSA’, so that we can help those affected by cancer.”

Visit or, or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email:  CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 0721979305 for English and Afrikaans and 0718673530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati.  Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA (, join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica


(For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA at email Call 011 616 7662 or mobile 082 459 5230.)


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 (more than R12 million spent annually) 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 and organisational management; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support.

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; a Wellness Centre based in Polokwane; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.

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Visit,or contact CANSA toll-free on 0800 22 66 22 or email – follow CANSA on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 0721979305 for English and Afrikaans, and 0718673530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati.