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Paws launch

PAWS R Us and CANSA Launch Survivor Campaign

CANSA and PAWS R US (SA) are joining forces in an exciting new endeavour, called the ‘Survivor Campaign’. Through this we hope to highlight the importance of acknowledging all types of survivors; when it comes to humans – cancer Survivors, and with dogs – abandoned or abused dogs that are rescued out of their situations. We want to encourage people to have love for every Survivor.

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CANSA and Glen Rooibos Tea Make it Official

CANSA has announced that Glen Rooibos Tea is its official rooibos tea suplier. This will see Glen Rooibos Tea being supplied to CANSA’s 30 Care Centres that include 11 Care Homes, and other facilities. Glen Rooibos Tea will also be the official supplier for this year’s Cuppa For CANSA campaign. CANSA officially recognises rooibos as a source that may reduce cancer risk.






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A Cuppa that Makes a Difference

It’s that time of year again where we can all help fight cancer by raising cups of tea or coffee in support of CANSA’s annual Cuppa For CANSA campaign which launches on 8 June 2016. Proceeds will go towards keeping our 9 Mobile Health Clinics on the road to provide screening in remote areas…






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Celebrate Men in Your Life by Encouraging Them to Protect their Health

For this year’s Men’s Health campaign, CANSA wants all to remember the importance of men investing in their health. South African men have a one in eight (1:8) risk of getting cancer in their lifetime. The top cancers affecting men (in SA) are prostate cancer, Kaposi sarcoma (type of skin cancer), lung and colorectal cancer.






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Life After a Cancer Diagnosis

International Cancer Survivors’ Day – CANSA wants to go beyond just celebrating this day with cancer Survivors, it’s to share with Survivors all the ways in which CANSA can help them during their cancer journey. We have many Survivor programmes in which Survivors can get involved…






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TAG – An Exciting New Force in Tobacco Control

The TAG (Tobacco Alcohol and Gambling Advisory Advocacy and Action Group) aims to change the landscape of controlling the three major legal addictions in South Africa. CANSA is partnering with TAG to promote anti-tobacco awareness to help reduce cancer risk.






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Support Survivors on International Survivors Day through CANSA’s Bannerthon

International Cancer Survivors’ Day is coming up in June and CANSA is continuing the Bannerthon Campaign as a means to making communities aware of CANSA’s SUPPORT services and EDUCATION to reduce cancer risk, via our Care Centres in local communities across SA. Businesses and Companies are invited to come on board, by purchasing their own CANSA banner to help create awareness of our service offering.






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Fashion Flavour Art 2016 for CANSA

Join Fashion Flavour & Art, together with Shimmy Beach Club, as they celebrate the richness of life, at a charity fundraiser, in support of CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa). Following the success of last year’s event, Ambienz Bespoke Concierge is organising an evening of Fashion Flavour & Art on Sunday, 3 July 2016.






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Activists Demand Roche Drops Cost of Vital Breast Cancer Medicine

Members of the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign, including CANSA, picketed outside pharmaceutical company Roche to highlight the excessive price of a life-saving breast cancer medicine. Read about why reform to SA patent laws is necessary and take action with CANSA…






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South African Clinical Oncology Trials

CANSA and Quintiles are collaborating to support awareness of, and access to, cancer related SA Clinical Trials. To this end, CANSA will post regularly updated information on this post regarding trials currently taking place in South Africa.






Write on our Wall

Write on our Wall – June 2016

CANSA would like to know what your concerns and point of view are. Do you have something you would like to share? Please note that these comments will be public, should they be approved.






Raise funds for CANSA Active at your next sporting event

Raise funds for CANSA at your next sporting event!


Donate your hair for Wigs

Donate Your Hair to make wigs for cancer patients!


Take action against smoking law breakers