Fundraising Events & Projects
International Cancer Survivors’ Day is celebrated during the first week of June to acknowledge and celebrate the courageous individuals fighting cancer. CANSA is promoting the CANSA ‘Bannerthon’, 1 – 6 June 2018, by encouraging all workplaces and businesses to show ‘visual’ support and display a specially printed banner during in the first week of June.
Posted on 12 April 2018
26 March 2018 – The Cancer Association of South Africa of South Africa (CANSA) announces a new mentorship Miss, Mrs and Mrs Charity competition that aims to raise funds as well as mentor entrants regarding event planning, how to be […]
Posted on 4 April 2018
Joie de Vivre Chansons De France in Support of CANSA – Atterbury Theatre 22 July 2018 – the blend of three diverse artists and the finest french music anthems has resulted in the revolutionary project called Joie de Vivre. Come and experience an Opera Divo, a French crooner and a Cabaret Mistress in a heady mix of French songs ranging from Piaff and Brell right through to Modern French Crossover hits.
Posted on 28 March 2018
The 15th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will taking place from 18 to 25 March 2018. The event must be completed by both members of a two-person team with only 650 teams allowed to ride the race. Meet the riders that will tackle the Untamed challenge in support of CANSA…
Posted on 20 March 2018
It’s NOT TOO LATE – sign up for the 2018 Hollard DAREdevil Run on the 16th of March 2018 NOW. Ready to kick male cancers where it hurts? Wozani majita!
Posted on 13 March 2018
It’s time to get loud in colour and give Hope by planning for CANSA Shavathon 2018. CANSA’s annual Shavathon has become the darling of South Africa’s fundraising events in support of a worthy cause. In 2018, it will be staged for the 15th consecutive time in shopping centres around the country on 24 & 25 February ( and at workplaces from 26 February to 2 March. Not only has the shaving or spraying of heads become symbolic gestures in support of cancer patients and cancer survivors, it continues to ease the strain experienced by patients who lose their hair while undergoing treatment.
Posted on 20 February 2018
Shavathon provides the opportunity to give back, by raising funds for cancer patient care & support programmes through shaving or spraying, or by making a hair donation for wigs; and to show solidarity with family, friends, colleagues or fellow students battling cancer, or whose loved ones are fighting cancer. It’s also a time to remember and honour those who have lost the battle. We hope to see you at Shavathon 2018!
Posted on 19 February 2018
CharityBlooms has hand-selected eleven charities, including the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), all of which work to make South Africa a better place. Make an online donation and your loved one will receive a virtual gift, a pink rose, a loving message from you, and a donation made to CANSA in their name.
Posted on 14 February 2018
Support ‘Gijima for CANSA’events near you, as part of World Day, 4 February 2018 – because physical activity can help you lower your cancer risk…
Posted on 29 January 2018
During 2018 CANSA will be partnering with the MiWay Ultra Triathlon series. Entrants will be invited to participate under the CANSA Active banner in a bid to create awareness and promote an active balanced lifestyle that can lower the risk of […]
Posted on 25 January 2018
Swipe your Woolworths MyVillage card when you shop and you can help CANSA in the fight against cancer.
Posted on 19 January 2018
#LaceUpForCancer2018 – we all know of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or who has succumbed to cancer. On World Cancer Day – Sunday, 4th February 2018, you can walk in honour of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment for cancer or who has survived cancer.
Posted on 17 January 2018
Gijima for CANSA is a 5 km walk, jog, run or just get moving event, and YOU are invited! It is a fundraising event held in aid of the CANSA Durban Care Centre, that has been offering services to cancer […]
Posted on 8 January 2018
A lucky draw was held on 4 September 2017. Host Venues had to have staged either a Men’s or Women’s Sanlam Cancer Challenge Club Competition in 2017 in order to be eligible for the lucky draw. Each Host Venue was […]
Posted on 13 September 2017
23 August 2017: When the Toyota Free State Cheetahs tackle the Xerox Golden Lions in a Currie Cup clash in Bloemfontein this weekend, their fight on the field will be symbolic of something much larger and, for most people, much […]
Posted on 23 August 2017
Inspired by his grandfather’s zest for life, his fighting spirit and the continuous positive attitude throughout, Richard planned the run in memory of this great man and to raise funds for cancer, a disease so many other families have to endure.
Posted on 26 June 2017
The Purple Orchid was born when Sybrandt Fouché was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2016. “My wife felt that it’s just as important for men to go for check-ups, as a woman, and following a random visit to the urologist, the cancer was detected. Three months later, and it might have been too late. Men generally do not like talking about cancer, let alone testicular cancer – until it knocks on your own door,” he says.
Posted on 22 June 2017
“I have been dreaming of testing my personal limits to the extreme, doing something wild that will test my physical and mental strength. I think summiting Kilimanjaro – the highest peak on the African continent at is 5 895m (19 341 feet) above sea level – will fulfil this dream,” says Avinash Naidoo.
Posted on 21 June 2017
Marijon van Zyl writes about Gerda Smith, her mother, and her incredible tribute to a friend fighting cancer & how this dear friend inspired her to get back on her bicycle with a renewed zest for life – 1 400 km on a bicycle from Carletonville to CPT, with her fellow cyclists, raising over R200 000 for CANSA and patient care & support.
Posted on 10 March 2017
11 cyclists will gather at the Grasmere Plaza just outside Johannesburg on 3 March 2017, to kick off the just over 1 400km ‘Tour of Light’ to Cape Town in support of CANSA. Their aim is to spread LIGHT and HOPE to others and raise awareness of cancer.
Posted on 23 February 2017