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Together Again with Cuppa For CANSA

Afrikaans  Media Release

27 July 2022 – Every year, CANSA runs the ever popular Cuppa For CANSA (Cuppa) campaign, across South Africa. The aim is to socialise and have fun with family, friends or colleagues at a Cuppa event while raising funds for CANSA to continue delivering its care and support programmes to those affected by cancer. Participants may either host a Cuppa event or attend as a guest.

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The theme for this year’s Cuppa is ‘Time To Take Heart Together’. CANSA’s National Sustainability Manager, Anita Snyders, explains, “After two years of hosting virtual Cuppa events, we’re so excited to come together with loved ones, friends, and colleagues, not only to spend time with one another, but also to show our hearts by supporting the fight against cancer.”

The theme also has a deeper meaning representing the importance of the power of togetherness. “Cancer is not a disease to be fought alone, and cancer patients (Survivors), loved ones and caregivers need our support and encouragement,” Snyders added.

“CANSA invites you to host your own Cuppa event. The first step is to register as a host, on the Cuppa For CANSA website or email adewitt@cansa.org.za – registration is open to individuals as well as Corporates. A regional CANSA staff partner will contact you to discuss details about your event such as the date and venue, if you would like to arrange a cancer survivor or celebrity guest speaker, as well as help you with invitations and relevant marketing materials,” Snyders continues.

Hostesses can host events under this year’s theme ‘Time to Take Heart Together’ and share CANSA’s online support groups and resources to encourage those affected by cancer. CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live. CANSA’s aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones do not have to face cancer alone; it’s here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.

Alternately, hostesses can choose their own theme, or even use Cuppa to mark a special day by hosting a ‘Birthday Cuppa’ or ‘Women’s Day Cuppa’. It is up to the hosts, to tie in aspects such as décor, beverages, and snacks with the theme.

CANSA is thankful to Five Roses, who is the official Cuppa For CANSA tea partner and have come on board once again by sponsoring tea for each event, raising awareness through their social media platforms and sponsoring gifts for this year’s Hostess challenge.

Limited edition, Cuppa For CANSA, merchandise is available to purchase and make the ideal gift for Cuppa guests. The 2022 Cuppa mugs come in four gorgeous colours, linked to the theme, and are R60 each while the beautiful Headwear is R55 each.

Cuppa hosts are eligible to enter the national Cuppa For CANSA competition to stand the chance of winning prizes that include sponsored Body Kind sports bras by bounti and air fryers.

Snyders concludes, “It’s easy to see why Cuppa For CANSA is one of the highlights on the CANSA calendar as this event brings people together in a fun way, giving them the opportunity to inspire and make a difference to those affected by cancer by enabling our care and support programmes. We hope you will support your local Cuppa event(s) this year.”

About Five Roses

For over 110 years, Five Roses has artfully blended smooth, fragrant and beautifully balanced teas from around the world. The superior Ceylon blend, their signature tea, is created using the finest tea leaves from Sri Lanka and Africa, which bring the distinctive aroma and refreshingly smooth taste of Five Roses Ceylon tea. Every box of Five Roses is approved by their Tea Master, Dinesh Wijeyawardana who is the sixth Five Roses’ Tea Master since their inception. Dinesh has over 30 years’ experience in blending tea and is entrusted with the unique Five Roses recipe, and the responsibility of ensuring there is unsurpassed flavour, strength and aroma in every cup.

(For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA at email lbalona@cansa.org.za. 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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