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Help Needed For CANSA Volunteers  

Can you help? We would love to be able to provide our volunteers with the tools they need to operate within their communities – be it with a laptop, smartphone, training and upskilling on computer software and social media platforms or assistance with mobile data so that they can, optimally, continue with their work for CANSA. We’re operating with a business model that relies on technology and it’s important for volunteers to be able to attend meetings, training, and supervision sessions online. So, we appeal to the public and corporates and invite them to show their community spirit by helping us with donations and sponsorships of these items to keep our volunteers active in the communities where they work…

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Published: 1 Dec 2022
Updated: 1 Dec 2022
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Highlights, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

CANSA 90th Messages of Appreciation from Staff & Volunteers

First opening its doors in 1931, CANSA has continued to evolve to meet the needs of cancer patients and loved ones throughout the years and we could not have done so without our amazing staff and volunteers! Special thanks to each and every staff member and volunteer…

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Published: 6 Dec 2021
Updated: 2 Jan 2022
Categories: CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Care Centres, Volunteers Inspire, Work for CANSA

CANSA Volunteers Driving Hope

International Volunteers’ Day (5 December 2021) is an opportunity for CANSA to recognise the selfless men and women who have dedicated their energy, time, and skills to helping those affected by cancer for the 90 years of the organisation’s existence. CANSA will be celebrating with volunteers on a regional level, at a special functions during the course of December…

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Published: 2 Dec 2021
Updated: 2 Jan 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, Volunteers Inspire

New Volunteer Applications

Dear Potential Volunteer Thank you for your interest in volunteering for CANSA. We’re always excited to welcome new volunteers into the CANSA family! With the incidence of cancer rising in our country, the demand for our services is far greater than our hardworking staff team can manage. Our volunteers are therefore the backbone and lifeblood […]

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Published: 8 Apr 2021
Updated: 3 Nov 2022
Categories: Become a Volunteer, Volunteers Inspire

Video: CANSA Volunteers help fight against cancer

Volunteers help us to care and make our communities a better place, and since its inception, our volunteers have been the backbone and the lifeblood of our organisation.

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Published: 3 Dec 2020
Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: Volunteers Inspire

CANSA Volunteer Info Session – Are You Ready To Join Us

International Volunteers Day is celebrated annually on 5 December to give thanks to volunteers, globally, who selflessly give of themselves to uplift communities and organisations. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) hosted a virtual information session via Facebook for any new volunteers to find out how they can participate and actively take part in CANSA programmes.

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Published: 2 Dec 2020
Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Media Releases & News, Volunteers Inspire

Existing CANSA Volunteers

Dear CANSA Volunteer Thank you for indicating that you wish to refresh your skills by doing our online training course. Please complete the online form below and we will be in touch with you to set this up. If you are volunteering for CANSA for the first time, click here…

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Published: 15 Oct 2020
Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: Volunteers Inspire

Top 10 Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

Become a CANSA Volunteer – Team Work is Dream Work Help fight cancer where you live by supporting your local CANSA Care Centre, as a CANSA Volunteer. Are YOU ready to join our CANSA team? We’d love to hear from you! #TogetherWeAreStronger #MakeADifference FAQs – CANSA Volunteers CANSA Care Centre contact details Sign up online […]

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Published: 15 Nov 2017
Updated: 19 Jan 2018
Categories: Volunteers Inspire

Breast Cancer Survivor & CANSA Volunteer Says Cancer is Not a Death Penalty

Myra is a CANSA Volunteer and visits cancer patients at their homes, offering them support. Says Myra, “I explain to them that I also had cancer and that they are not alone on this road.” She urges anyone who detects a problem with their breasts to get tested. Not everyone may have the patience to sit at the day hospital all day, she concedes, but that one day could save their life. Read more…

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Published: 28 Nov 2016
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

Sharon Fransman CANSA Volunteer Loves to Encourage Survivors

Sharon brings warmth and encouragement to cancer Survivors as a CANSA Volunteer. Says Sharon, “The most satisfying times as a volunteer is when I have visited cancer patients and can see the smile on their faces and the gratitude when I leave their homes.” Read more…

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Published: 28 Nov 2016
Updated: 29 Nov 2016
Categories: Volunteers Inspire

Jeremy Prins Prostaat Kanker Oorwinnaar Prys KANSA Vrywilligers

Jeremy vertel: “Ek kon agterkon dat hierdie vrywilligers goed opgelei is. Die kalm manier waarop hulle my behandel en bedien het, het my die gemoed kalmeer. Ek kon sien dat hul besoek aan my meer as net ń besoek is, maar dat hulle intens in my welstand belangstel, en ook besorgd was oor die impak wat my siekte op my gesinslewe het.” Lees verder…

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Published: 28 Nov 2016
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Volunteers Inspire

Sheila Moolman Veteran CANSA Volunteer

Sheila Moolman is a veteran CANSA Volunteer. Says Sheila, “I derive a sense of fulfilment from witnessing the interaction between patients who are fearful at the time and the support and comfort they give to each other.” Read more…

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Published: 28 Nov 2016
Updated: 2 Dec 2016
Categories: Volunteers Inspire

KANSA Vrywilliger Phoebe Appies Maak dit Haar Missie om Ander oor Kanker in te Lig

Phoebe Appies is reeds twee jaar vry van borskanker en maak dit haar missie om ander oor hierdie siekte en ook ander kanker in te lig. Sy is ’n vrywilliger vir KANSA en sy wil die stigma rondom bors- en ander kankers breek.

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Published: 13 Oct 2016
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

Four CANSA Volunteers Share What Motivates them to Give Back

Dorothy Masiane, breast cancer Survivor and CANSA Phakamisa Navigator; Lucas Pelompe, a Movember Navigator; Michelle Apperley and Lutfiya Peer, CANSA Newcastle Volunteers, share why they believe volunteering makes a difference in the fight against cancer…

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Published: 17 Nov 2014
Updated: 5 May 2021
Categories: Volunteers Inspire

Breast Cancer for Her 60th – Petra Nortje’s Story of Hope

Petra was introduced to CANSA by a very good friend of hers, Sanet, a CANSA employee, and became a leader CANSA Volunteer, assisting with marketing, event planning, patient support and fundraising. Read more…

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Published: 7 Oct 2014
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

Prostate Cancer Survivor Mike Becomes Movember Navigator

Meet Mike Mitchell, a prostate cancer Survivor. He’s proud that he beat prostate cancer ten years ago and is still cancer free. Today, he devotes his life to creating awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment, so that other men can make it through like he did.

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Published: 27 Sep 2014
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire

Nicholas Joseph Colorectal Cancer Survivor Inspires Others

Says Nicholas, “I am very passionate about creating greater awareness about the work that CANSA is doing in the fight against cancer. As a result, I became involved in Relay For Life (RFL) to help raise much needed funds for CANSA and also to promote awareness to help reduce cancer risk. “

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Published: 9 Apr 2014
Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire

Double Dose of Cancer – Anne Inspires Survivors

Says Anne, “I stay in touch with over 200 cancer Survivors in my community throughout the year, phoning them on a monthly basis, encouraging them to keep on fighting cancer, as they journey towards recovery. I also organise a Survivor’s Day to celebrate cancer Survivors. They are a constant source of wonder and I have such great respect for the way they cope, without complaint! Their positive attitude and perseverance is inspiring. “

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Published: 24 Oct 2013
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

Rachel Inspires After Double Mastectomy

Says Rachel, breast cancer Survivor and CANSA Volunteer, “I am inspired by John C. Maxwell: ‘Forget what hurt you, never forget what it taught you’.” Her message to newly diagnosed patients is that there’s always hope. “Do not give in, do not give up, you will make it… You are more than a conqueror!”

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Published: 11 Oct 2013
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

Lessons Learnt from Cancer – Volunteer and cancer Survivor Neil Shares

A cancer symposium was held on 26 October 2012 in the CANSA Central Gauteng region. The day was a success and one of CANSA’s volunteers and a cancer Survivor, Neil Macphail gave a presentation entitled “Lessons learnt from cancer.”  Neil is willing to share this presentation with other survivors and their families. In summary, Neil says – Develop […]

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Published: 29 Nov 2012
Updated: 11 Jul 2019
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire

Survivor Lindelwa Assists Breast Cancer Survivors as Phakamisa Volunteer

Lindelwa, Survivor and CANSA Phakamisa Volunteer shares her story. Says Lindelwa, “Accept the change in your lifestyle and eat healthier. Don’t allow denial to prevent you from dealing with cancer and receiving treatment. And it’s important to join support groups to share the challenges you are facing and to be encouraged by others.”

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Published: 7 Oct 2012
Updated: 5 May 2021
Categories: Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

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