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bounti and Crochet Marathon in the Square for CANSA

26 September 2022 – In support of breast cancer awareness month this October, bounti and ‘Crochet for Cancer’ have teamed up for a bounti and crochet marathon in aid of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) taking place on Saturday 8 October at Brooklyn Square in Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria.

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Lisa Raleigh, bounti rebounding instructor and coach, says, “As bounti is endorsed by CANSA’s Seal of Recognition, as part of the CANSA Smart Choice for physical activity, we need to do our part in, not only contributing towards the support and care of cancer patients, but also promoting and extending the benefits of rebounding and the importance of regular physical activity as part of a balanced lifestyle to lower the risk of cancer.”

Rebounding is choreographed movement on a mini trampoline. It is one of the quickest, safest ways to rebuild muscle mass and improve overall strength and fitness levels. Lisa, with more than 12 years of wellness leadership, has grown the bounti brand into a global entity, with a recent extension into the UK.

CANSA aims to promote a smart, balanced lifestyle using the CANSA Smart Choice Seal as a tool to assist the public in making healthier, informed choices. Organisations, exercise programmes and equipment / products that can help support the recommended physical activity guidelines and promote a balanced lifestyle to lower the cancer risk, may apply for the CANSA Seal of Recognition.

Marlene Jordaan, leader volunteer and a Global Hero of Hope Caregiver together with Elza-Marie van Lille, also a leader volunteer are managing the crochet activity. Participants pay the donation fee of R100 to crochet and an item for a cancer patient such as scarves, beanies, or knee blankets.

“We’re excited for this event; we’ve seen how the crochet community help and inspire hope as they sit and crochet with energy. It brings us joy as we witness them contributing to a cause that touches the lives of so many affected by cancer. It’s going to be a fun morning. And if you knit, you welcome too,” says Marlene Jordaan.

The rebounding marathon starts at 10:00 – preceded by a talk from Lisa Raleigh starting at 09:30 – and will end at 12:00. There will be goodie bags for all who attend, as well as prizes up for grabs on the day. Entries cost R380 to bring your own rebounder trampoline, R480 for a rebounder trampoline supplied by bounti or R70 to join online. Bookings may be made online.

The Crochet in the Square marathon runs from 08:00 till 14:00 and entry is a R100 donation, and an item for a cancer patient. Contact Marlene on 082 462 0831 for further details.

Jordaan concludes, “Whether you going to be rebounding or crocheting, participants are asked to wear pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness.”

Proceeds from the event will be donated to CANSA to help 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.

* Disclaimer: Participants take part in the bounti and Crochet Marathon in the Square for CANSA event voluntarily and at their own risk. They indemnify, release and hold harmless the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), bounti, Brooklyn Square, its directors, officers, employees, agents, associates, representatives from and against all and any liability, claims, suits, losses, damages and causes of action, including but not limited to all expenses of litigation, injury of any person, or for loss of, damage to, or loss of use of any property arising out of or in connection with any sponsorship or any other promotions. 

(For more information, please contact Anita Snyders, Head: National Sustainability Manager at CANSA at email Call 012 329 3036.)

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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