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Fight cancer – Host a Smart Cuppa

Fight cancer – Host a Smart Cuppa

16 May 2012 – All South Africans can help fight cancer by supporting the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s annual Cuppa For CANSA campaign that launches on the 1st of June 2012.

Cuppa For CANSA, proudly supported by Shoprite and Checkers, is a fun event that encourages people to enjoy a cup of their favourite beverage and support a great cause by giving a donation to CANSA. Members of the media and public are invited to attend the launch that includes cancer education re a balanced lifestyle. The Shoprite Group will also be handing over a donation cheque to CANSA at the event. Contact your local CANSA Care Centre for details.

“Shoprite and Checkers have a long and proud association as the main sponsors of the Cuppa For CANSA campaign.  This year, we would like to contribute specifically to the care of those cancer survivors who stay at CANSA Care Homes while undergoing treatment and we therefore donating Shoprite and Checkers vouchers to the value of R15 000 to several CANSA Care Homes: CANSA Keurboom Care Home in Gauteng, the CANSA Eikenhof Care Home in the Western Cape, CANSA Olea Care Home in the Free State, CANSA Theunis Fichardt Hospitium and Care Home in Polokwane, and the CANSA Mkhuhla Care Home in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s our way of supporting the fight against cancer,” says Brian Weyers, a Director of the Shoprite Group. Read more about CANSA Care Homes…

The theme for Cuppa For CANSA  2012 is about making Smart Choices to live a balanced lifestyle. CANSA encourages everyone to embrace healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising regularly, managing your weight, never smoking, being sun smart and eating healthily to help reduce the risk of cancer.

“CANSA encourages all South Africans to join us in taking part in and helping to raise  funds for CANSA’s health awareness campaigns and services by hosting a Cuppa For CANSA. Cuppas can take on many forms and as a Cuppa host you can be very creative and host big, small, casual or fancy Cuppa’s where you can serve a variety of beverages such as teas, coffee, hot chocolate, juice, soup or delicious fruit smoothies. Laager Rooibos have generously sponsored teabags for our campaign.” Find out more…

Great prizes are also up for grabs for the best Cuppa For CANSA hosts: 1st prize: Russell Hobbs Food Steamer (a CANSA Smart Choice) for the ‘most money raised’ nationally; 2nd Prize: Argilla Tea Set for the Cuppa with ‘the best cancer message theme’ (Balanced Lifestyle); 3rd prize: 12 x Laager Rooibos gift hampers for ‘the most creative Cuppa For CANSA events’. In order to be a finalist for the best Cuppa, please send your Cuppa photos and contact details to info@cansa.org.za by 31 October 2012.

In partnership with CANSA, Shoprite and Checkers have also produced a leaflet with advice on eating right by making Smart Choices as part of leading a balanced lifestyle. These leaflets will be available at CANSA Care Centres countrywide and at the consumer boards or Money Market counters in Shoprite and Checkers stores across the country.

“We’re so grateful for the donation we’ve received from the Shoprite Group – CANSA Care Homes provide home-from-home accommodation as well as transport for patients undergoing cancer treatment nearby and with this generous gift, we can continue providing nutritious and healthy meals.”

Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA and join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA: Fighting Cancer in South Africa

About CANSA

CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and all people affected by cancer. As a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R6 million spent annually), the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.

Our wide-reaching health programme includes prevention and education campaigns, CANSA Care Centres that offer stoma and lymphoedema clinics, medical equipment hire, toll-free line and support to children and their families affected by cancer. Patient care and support in the form of 12 CANSA Care Homes for out-of-town cancer patients in the main metropolitan areas plus one hospitium (based in Polokwane) as well as two CANSA-TLC Lodges for paediatric oncology parents in Pretoria and Limpopo.

Queries CANSA

For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA or email: lbalona@cansa.org.za, call 011 616 7662 or cell: 082 459 5230.  Or visit www.cansa.org.za or call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22, or email: info@cansa.org.za


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