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Gary Rom Gives Back to Survivors in Style for CANSA’s 90th

6 May 2021 – CANSA is excited to be partnering with Gary Rom Hairdressing to celebrate 90 years of fighting cancer through research, education and support. Gary Rom is giving back to CANSA Survivors in style by offering 90 cancer survivors the Gary Rom hair experience at salons countrywide. #HairTellsAStory #CANSA90

Hair tells a story often about someone’s cancer ‘journey’. Hair loss is sometimes a traumatic side effect of cancer treatment. When hair grows back it can return differently, with changes in colour or texture, which can be unexpected and difficult to manage. Gary Rom aims to treat CANSA survivors (cancer patients assisted by CANSA) to a free haircut, blow dry, styling and if needed – colour, highlights and treatment – to make them feel special after having to endure in some cases, harsh times.

Gary Rom, Group CEO explains why this is a cause close to his heart, “I have always been an advocate of great hair that is in great condition. My involvement with CANSA is a blessing for myself and the brand, as we could change lives, and change the way individuals feel about themselves after undergoing chemo and radiation. The Gary Rom brand is able and willing to welcome CANSA survivors into our salons and look after their hair totally free for the first visit, this is our way of easing these precious lives back into society. Often the hair changes once this has grown back after treatment, and this presents a challenge to most. I am super honoured to be able to offer this service and am grateful to CANSA for the opportunity to make a difference.”

Maria Scholtz, CANSA’s Head: Sustainability says, “We’re excited to align ourselves with a brand that has a passion for cancer patients. And it’s a significant way to celebrate this remarkable milestone in our history. Partnerships are strengthened so that we can continue making an impact based on our values of leadership, improvement, passion, accountability and integrity.”

CANSA Survivors (cancer patients assisted by CANSA) are referred to Gary Rom franchise owners nationally for appointments from Mondays to Thursdays only. All salons all follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines to keep clients safe.

(Media queries: 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 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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