CANSA Celebrates Cancer Survivors
5 June 2014: CANSA, together with Nielsen, a leading global information and measurement company, is highlighting cancer survivorship and celebration of life as part of their Global Impact Day on 12 June at CANSA Care Homes across the country.
CANSA recognises anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor.
CANSA’s Acting CEO, Elize Joubert, says “As June marks International Cancer Survivors’ Day, we’re excited to partner with Nielsen to celebrate and show our support for cancer survivors who show us that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive and even inspiring. That is something to celebrate!”
Nielsen Africa – Making Survivors Feel Special
Dwight Watson, Managing Director, Nielsen Africa adds, “Nielsen Global Impact Day is about making a positive impact in our local communities and we’re privileged to dedicate our Global Impact Day in South Africa to making cancer survivors feel special.
Nielsen staff nationally will be visiting all CANSA Care Homes and two CANSA Care Centres in the Eastern Cape to spend the day meeting patients and sharing our messages of support and hope. Some of the activities on the day include writing messages of hope or support on cloth that will be sewed into items to make special items for the CANSA Care Homes or Centres.” See details re activities taking place on the 12th June in your area…
Offering a place to stay is just one of many ways CANSA helps cancer patients cope with this awful disease – CANSA provides home-from-home accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics and hospitals far from their homes at 12 Care Homes across the country. Patients stay for an average of six weeks and receive meals and transport to and from treatment centres.
CANSA’s Support for Survivors
Joubert concludes, “For anyone who has heard the words ‘You have cancer’, it can be scary and stressful. We’re here to help with our CancerCare Coping Kit (2 audio CDs), giving information and practical tips to promote physical, emotional and mental well-being before and during treatment. We also offer online support by means of our iSurvivor e-online programme and Champions of Hope Facebook group to help guide along the cancer journey and cope better.” Find more info for survivor’s here…