When a passion for extreme mountain biking, emotions for a loved one lost and the will to make a difference collide, it reaches epic proportions in communities. CANSA and Iloveboobies are taking hands and taking cancer screening to the communities.
Posted on 30 July 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
Posted on 14 February 2017
It’s not just about cycling for these riders. Almost without exception, each participant has been affected by cancer in some way. This is their way of making a difference for cancer Survivors by not only raising funds, but also raising awareness of how to lower the cancer risk and to show support for cancer Survivors. Event 25 February to 8 March 2017.
Posted on 1 February 2017
January 2017: CANSA recognises the unifying power of sport to transform lives and societies and seeks the support of the sport community to help fight cancer by raising awareness among athletes, sport fans, officials, coaches, and personalities. Being active and […]
Posted on 27 January 2017
Posted on 27 January 2017
Posted on 27 January 2017
English Press Release 19 Januarie 2017: Gedurende die eerste kwartaal (3 maande) van 2017 gaan die land sien hoe 14 fietsryers deelneem aan die Carletonville tot Kaapstad fietsrytoer om fondse in te samel en om bewustheid te skep vir KANSA […]
Posted on 26 January 2017
The Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) and Cancer Alliance, in partnership with Cancer Care**, will be hosting the annual Lace-Up For Cancer Fun Walk / Run on Sunday, 5th February 2017 at the Green Point Track (Fritz Sonnenberg Road), Cape […]
Posted on 20 January 2017
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 9 December 2016
Sally Steenkamp shares how she got involved with the running club ‘Runners Against Cancer’ (a group of activists participating in the Two Oceans Marathon to raise funds for CANSA Active) and why she continues to support them, despite a recent recurrance […]
Posted on 8 November 2016
7 June 2016 – Raising cancer awareness and raising funds for CANSA are the key reasons why 12 volunteers will be cycling from Carletonville to Cape Town in March 2017. The CANSA 2017 Cycle Tour will see 12 volunteers from […]
Posted on 9 June 2016
A group of 30 runners, RunnersAgainstCancer, all having been affected by cancer in some way, are focused on raising funds for CANSA, culminating in sponsored participation in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on 26 March 2016. They aim to raise R1 million for CANSA this year and their efforts thus far have resulted in them being R640 000 closer to their target…
Posted on 23 March 2016
For the third consecutive year, CANSA will be one of the official beneficiaries of funds raised by the 652km Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race taking place from 13 to 20 March. 18 CANSA Active riders will be taking part and CANSA will provide sunscreen points at each stage of the seven-day race, as well as wellness exhibits at the prologue and finish.
Posted on 7 March 2016
Cyclist, Boyd Smit cycled 791 km in support CANSA from 24 February to 1 March 2016. Boyd’s journey started at Carletonville and ended in Victoria West, all to raise awareness and further cancer education.
Posted on 4 February 2016
“Cancer is (not only) a disease for the victim but also for the partner… It is scary and it is lonely,” Jacques Slabber said following his encounter with other victims and their families at oncology wards during his wife’s journey with cancer. He is part of a running group – Runners Against Cancer – which has 30 runners set to to take part in the Two Oceans Marathon 2016 which aims to raise R1 million in support of CANSA.
Posted on 12 January 2016
A team of friends and like minded people will be participating in the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (Easter weekend April 2016) in order to raise funds exclusively for CANSA, whilst showing support for those with this terrible disease. During the […]
Posted on 12 October 2015