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Making Waves for CANSA

Making Waves for CANSA

25 July 2019 – CANSA is hosting its first ‘CANSA Swim Relay’ on 8 September 2019 from 07:00 to 19:00. The event is a fundraiser as part of CANSA’s Relay For Life East Rand event, to help raise funds for the local CANSA Care Centres in Gauteng.

Sonia Pretorius, volunteer organiser and cancer Survivor, says “Every year over 115 000 people in South Africa are affected by cancer. We’re challenging participants to be part of swimming a total of 115 000 lengths to recognise these individuals touched by cancer and to raise awareness and funds for CANSA Care Centres in Gauteng. It’s also an opportunity to honour caregivers by swimming laps in a 12-hour event.”

Swimmers needn’t be concerned about the weather as the event will be hosted in St Benedict’s School indoor pool situated in Bedfordview, East Rand. Swimmers must register by 31 August 2019 by contacting Kerry Eley on Participants pay R80 per person, per hour and receive a free sling bag. Swimmers are not limited to on one hour only and are encouraged to book more than one session. Supporters of swimmers are welcome and they pay R40 per adult and R20 per child u / 12 years.

Pretorius who is also a Global Hero of Hope ambassador (survivors who promote the CANSA Relay For Life movement) adds, “This event is aimed at your average swimmer who is keen to stay fit as well as serious swimmers who want to use this as a training session and be part of this amazing event. It’s a wonderful family get-together where food stalls will be available for those who swim up an appetite and space for friends to cheer and support swimmers. So young and old, come and join us for a fun-filled experience to raise funds for education, care and support services.”

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For more information, please contact Yolandi Jacobs, CANSA Staff Partner, on or mobile 083 937 7187.


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 also supply patient care and support in the form of 12 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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Visit or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: In addition to online resources and Facebook support groups, CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 for English and Afrikaans and 071 867 3530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati. Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA (, join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica and LinkedIn.


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