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Daredevil Run – Bigger, Braver and Back in September 2022

Hollard has announced that the 2022 Daredevil Run will take place on Friday, 30 September. This annual event features men and boys, dressed only in purple speedos, running through the streets of Johannesburg during rush hour. The event has not only raised many an eyebrow over the past 12 years but has also played an enormous role in raising awareness about testicular and prostate cancers. Men and boys from every corner of South Africa will be able to participate in their own neighborhoods, while the much-loved Gauteng-based event returns to Zoo Lake…

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Breast Cancer Screening can Save Lives

Breast and cervical cancer have been identified as a national priority with increasing incidences occurring and CANSA urges women to go for annual health check-ups and screening to detect cancer early. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in South Africa with a lifetime risk of 1 in 27, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry (NCR). There is growing concern that most women present with late-stage cancers, which makes for a difficult prognosis…

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Seminar: Unpacking the Implications of Constitutional Guarantees on the Right to Health for Cancer Patients

CANSA / Cancer Alliance invites you to a seminar on 6 October 2022 “Unpacking the Implications of Constitutional Guarantees on the Right to Health for Cancer Patients”…

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CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 8 October 2022

Virtual CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 8 October 2022 with Shaheed Mahomed.

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The Breast Mom’s Breast Bag to Benefit CANSA

CANSA will receive 6% of the sales from each breast bag…

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Memi Jewellery Sales in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness and CANSA

CANSA will receive 10% from the sales of jewellery sold by Memi Jewellery from 1 – 31 October 2022, in aid of raising awareness of breast cancer and in support of CANSA’s Women’s Health campaign…

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LovisaLife Natural Deoderants and Perfume to Benefit CANSA

For the month of October 2022, to support CANSA’s Women’s Health campaign and education around breast cancer, LovisaLife will donate 5% of the proceeds from their natural deoderants and perfume to CANSA…

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CANSA to Benefit from Sale of Matus’ Pink Products to Support Those Affected by Cancer

Matus will donate 10% of the profit on sales during September and October 2022 to CANSA in support of its Women’s Health campaign. Products are available at Matus stores…

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Miladys Silicone Breast Forms to Benefit CANSA

Milady’s natural-feel breast form cups help to restore your breast silhouette after mastectomy. R50 from each sale goes to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)….

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Children, Food and Cancer  

In September, CANSA raises awareness of childhood cancer and the importance of support for children and parents affected specifically regarding food and diets. CANSA TLC partnered with B-well to produce a booklet, ‘Understanding a Child’s Dietary Needs When They are Diagnosed with Cancer’ for parents to better manage the dietary side effects their children experience while on cancer treatment…

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Help the Vlok Family Raise Money to Make Treatment Easier for Young Cancer Patients

Our family’s 10th Annual Pediatric Cancer Campaign will run from 1-30 September 2022. Our theme this year: ‘Decade of Hope’. Funds raised in 2022 will help CANSA TLC afford life changing medical port-a-cath and broviac implants (used for critical chemotherapy infusions, administration of medicines / fluids, as well as repetitive blood draws), prosthetic eyes (Retinoblastoma is a prevalent paediatric cancer in South Africa), as well as a variety of paediatric mobility devices and local anesthetic products. We appreciate each and every donation! Together we can make a difference!

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Helping Children with Cancer Feel Understood

CANSA partnered with the Hollard Insurance Group to release stories in short booklet form, to encourage children fighting cancer, to mark International Childhood Cancer Awareness in February 2022. The stories, written by CANSA TLC staff, were inspired by Hollard’s InstaStory platform. CANSA partnered with Hollard to design, illustrate and produce the books in an online format that is available for free on the CANSA website. Hollard further sponsored printed copies that are distributed to all CANSA TLC facilities country-wide…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Video – CANSA MLCCP Partnership with University of KZN

CANSA is concerned about the low awareness of lung cancer. More than two-thirds of patients are diagnosed at a late stage, when the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, when it’s small and before it has spread, it’s more likely to be successfully treated. This concern led to a partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP)…

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Cancer-related Research Studies

We collaborate with partners to support awareness of, and access to, cancer-related research studies and make available regularly updated information on studies currently taking place in South Africa. Find out what studies and research are taking place, if you are eligible and how you can get involved. 

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What CANSA Does with Your Donation to Support those Affected by Cancer

Watch a video about the work CANSA does with regards to research, advocacy and education aimed at lowering cancer risk and raising awareness of cancer, cancer screening to promote early detection and care and support services for cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones…

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