Amazing Race for CANSA at Gold Reef City Theme Park
The event is based on an Amazing Race concept, designed by K-Smart Team Building, and has proved to be one of the most popular team building events activities in South Africa.
“As part of our commitment to support community initiatives, Gold Reef City is proud to be sponsoring the Gold Reef City Theme Park for an exclusive fundraiser in aid of CANSA. We’ve supported CANSA through annual Shavathon events over the years, as well as other initiatives and, trust that the ‘Another Amazing Race’ Teambuilding event will raise the much-needed funds to assist CANSA in its continuous fight against cancer,” says Andrew Richard, General Manager Gold Reef City Theme Park.
Besides raising funds for CANSA’s care and support programmes, the event has special meaning for the K-Smart team explains Dawie Kotze.
He states, “For K-Smart Team Building, sponsoring this event for CANSA, and raising awareness of cancer, is a personal decision as our Founding Director is a stage 4 cancer survivor. We truly believe that higher levels of cancer awareness enhance earlier diagnosis, helping more people to survive and have quality of life after treatment. K-Smart Team Building is proud to be associated with CANSA and Gold Reef City.”
The event starts at 08:00 with team registration and finishes at 14:00. It is divided into two legs, the first being ‘Thrill Rides’ that involves at least four people per team going on rides while the rest of the team takes photos and solves riddles which leads them to the next ride. There is no running during this leg, only short walks, and it is open to all ages.
The second leg also consists of no running, has low physical requirements and is open to most age groups. Teams are encouraged to do pre-event fundraising and there will be a prize for the team who raises the most funds as well as a grand prize for the team who wins the Amazing Race.
Entry fees cost R400 per person (with a minimum of five and maximum of ten persons per team). The fee includes parking, entrance and a buffet lunch with all proceeds going to CANSA.
Funds raised from events, such as this one, helps CANSA promote cancer awareness, through health campaigns, and educate, regarding the importance of early detection of cancer, through community screenings at CANSA Care Centres across South Africa. CANSA also makes use of funds to develop and promote tools such as the Lifestyle Risk Assessment Tool, which educates the public on how to lower their cancer risk and live a balanced lifestyle.
CANSA is also committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as the care and support they need in the communities where they live so that cancer survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone by having support through every step of their cancer journey. This is done through a number of alternate support group options, online support resources, and free Tele Counselling in seven languages to cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones.
(For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA at email email@example.com. 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 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 8 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.
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