CANSA Relay For Life Corporate – A Night at the Movies
29 July 2015 – CANSA is excited to host the fifth annual CANSA Relay For Life Corporate Event on 19 & 20 September at Denel’s Irene Campus Corporate Office.
Playing host to corporate South Africa, this year’s Relay theme is ‘The Sky is Not the Limit When You’re At The Movies’ and encourages any business owner, employee, family and friends to come and join in the fun.
Cancer Survivors Special Guests
“This year’s CANSA Relay For Life Corporate Event is starring cancer Survivors as our special guests, along with you, the business world, in order to stand together in the fight against cancer. Relay is an inspirational, overnight experience that brings everyone in the corporate community together to show that united, we are stronger than cancer. It celebrates survivorship, remembers those lost, and most importantly rallies us all together to fight back against this dreaded disease,” says CANSA Relay For Life Corporate Chairperson, Elise Fourie. Read more about Relay…
Great Opportunity for Corporate Networking & Team Building
This Relay experience starts at 4pm, where corporate teams take turns walking around a track until 6 am the following morning. This gives employees the opportunity to fight cancer, while building team spirit and providing an opportunity for corporate networking. Participants enjoy camping-out, entertainment, good food, games and team building.
CANSA Relay For Life Corporate is all also about getting corporates and corporate cancer Survivors involved, and offers the opportunity for cancer patients to be celebrated as the Survivors they truly are. Cancer Survivors are invited to the Relay For Life Corporate as VIP guests – read more…
This experience also grants the families and work colleagues of cancer Survivors a time to remember those who have lost the fight, as well as those still fighting – at the Luminaria ceremony. Candles are lit inside paper bags and are placed around the Relay track as glowing tributes to those who have been affected by cancer. These candles remain lit throughout Relay For Life until the closing ceremony.
Raising Funds for CANSA’s Care & Support Service
“We’re also passionate about educating the public on the importance of knowing the cancer warning signs and how to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. This event also provides the chance for the community to raise funds for CANSA, in order to continue their care and support service to those affected by cancer,” continues Fourie. Make an online donation towards CANSA Relay For Life Corporate…
As a cancer Survivor, Elise knows the impact your work environment has on your cancer journey. “Having a support system while you are undergoing treatment, is the most important tool to have. It’s so important to have your employer and colleagues understand and be informed regarding what you are going through. Using this Relay event, we hope to educate and help both employees and employers to get information and help deal with the challenges of overcoming a cancer diagnosis.”
Jacques Prinsloo Speed Walking to Raise Awareness & Funds
At this year’s Relay For Life Corporate, 50 year old Jacques Prinsloo will attempt to speed walk 83 km in 12 hours. “CANSA and cancer are very important to me, having been personally affected by cancer through family members and friends that had to fight this horrid disease. Some of them lost their battle and I watched others fight when they had nothing more to fight with. I wanted to show my commitment to these cancer Survivors, but also to CANSA. So I’ve decided to commemorate CANSA’s 83 year existence, by speed walking the 83km,” said the businessman from Rustenburg. Read more about Project 83 and make an online donation to support Jacques & CANSA….
Register Your Corporate Team
CANSA encourages companies to enter teams to participate and help fulfil their social responsibility. CANSA is a level four B-BBEE contributor. Register your corporate team here…
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