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Pink Trees for Pauline – Wrapped in Colour – United in Hope

1 September 2023 – Now in its 11th year of making a difference, Pink Trees for Pauline continues to shine a spotlight on the needs of cancer communities in South Africa.

Hundreds of kilometres of material will again be wrapped around the trunks of trees in over 140 towns this year, as this charity continues to encourage collaboration and find new and bright ways to raise funds towards this worthy cause.

Pink Trees for Pauline’s colourful headscarf designed to showcase its quintessentially South African spirit, culminated in the aptly named #doekwithadifference campaign in partnership with CANSA and is now in its sixth consecutive year.

“Making a difference in cancer communities across the country has been our core mission since our inception in 2012. With the added assistance of CANSA over the last six years, we are able raise more funds for care and support programmes. It’s a real testimony to the South African spirit of resilience, strength, and tenacity,” says Adri Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen, Managing Director of Pink Trees for Pauline.

We invite clubs, sports teams, workplaces, schools, institutions, and individuals to contribute to this inspiring project, by purchasing pink fabric for R30 p/m to wrap trees on their premises or purchasing colourful headscarves for R100 as part of the #doekwithadifference campaign, thereby raising awareness and brightening their own lives and the lives of others.

Additionally, the campaign can be further supported by purchasing unique matching hoop earrings and soft colourful bracelets for R50 each or stainless-steel earrings for R100 per pair.

To order your #doekwithadifference, contact your nearest CANSA Care Centre or email

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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