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Lower Your Cancer Risk at Tutus and Tekkies For CANSA

13 October 2021 – This year, CANSA celebrates 90 years of leading the fight against cancer, through research, education and support. As part of the celebrations, CANSA Bloemfontein, together with OFM and the Bloemfontein Courant, will be hosting the Tutus and Tekkies Fun Run / Walk on the 6th of November 2021, at Be Human Middelwater Farm.

“This event is so much more than just a fun run / walk to raise funds for CANSA’s care and support services,” explains Jeanne Rawlinson, Sustainability Coordinator for CANSA Bloemfontein. “The purpose of the event is to create awareness of cancer and encourage the public to live a balanced and active lifestyle in order to lower personal cancer risk, while having fun.”

Participants can enter individually or as teams (made up of a minimum of four and a maximum of eight members). The route, which is approximately 7km’s, offers individuals and teams the choice to run or walk at their own pace while teams, only, can enjoy the obstacle course along the route. “The obstacle course is symbolic of the daily obstacles faced by cancer patients and how we, as CANSA, are here to assist in overcoming these obstacles through our care and support programmes offered to cancer patients and their loved ones,” Rawlinson continues.

As well as ensuring that CANSA can continue offering their specialised care and support for those affected by cancer, funds generated from events like this help CANSA to also promote cancer awareness, through their health campaigns, educate regarding the importance of early detection of cancer, through their 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 Bloemfontein invites corporate teams, families, friends and individuals to come have fun and celebrate life in honour of CANSA’s 90th Anniversary. Strict Covid-19 protocols will be followed at the event, which costs R150 per person to enter. Entries close on the 3rd of November 2021. The event takes place from 07:00 to 15:00 – with registration closing at 11:00 on the day.

(For more information, please contact Jeanne Rawlinson, Sustainability Coordinator at CANSA Bloemfontein at email jrawlinson@cansa.org.za. Call 051 444 2580 or mobile 079 572 4842.)

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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