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Best Foot Forward – Support Those Affected by Cancer this Tekkie Tax Day

Best Foot Forward – Support Those Affected by Cancer this Tekkie Tax Day

Afrikaanse Persvrystelling…

14 May 2015 – It’s that time of the year again when CANSA invites you to kick off your high heels, boots or school shoes, and swop them for your favourite pair of tekkies, all for a great cause. On Friday 29 May, South Africans around the country will be switching to sneakers in support of the annual Tekkie Tax Day.

Tekkie Tax has a variety of sectors that can be supported, including: Animals, Basic Family Care, Children, Disability, and Education. CANSA falls under the Education banner.

Says Elize Joubert, CANSA’s Acting CEO, “Education is one of the biggest challenges in South Africa and unless we win this battle, a lot of other problems will stay with us. Tekkie Tax strives to provide education to adults and children to launch them into a successful, sustainable future. Our educational programmes at CANSA Care Centres countrywide, aim to make all aware of the symptoms of cancer, the importance of regular screening and how to reduce your cancer risk. When you choose an Education sticker this Tekkie Tax Day, it will go towards helping us in reaching a bigger goal.”

We are rallying the troops and encouraging South Africans to get behind this great initiative by purchasing your Education sticker at your local CANSA Care Centre, or online, for a R10 donation each. Or snapping up a pair of funky shoelaces, also known as ‘Tekkie tags’, including a sticker for a R30 donation.

The Tekkie Tax campaign is endorsed by 16 of the biggest and most accountable national non-profit organisations in the country, representing more than 1 500 local organisations, CANSA being one of them. Be sure to jump on board and show the world that you have paid your tax for the benefit of CANSA – read more… 


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