Fundraising Events & Projects

Tekkie Tax 2017 – Lace Up and Show Your Support

2 May 2017 – National Tekkie Tax Day is almost here – happening on 26 May 2017, and once again, CANSA is a proud beneficiary of this initiative, in the Education category.

Since its inception, Tekkie Tax has already raised a whopping R22 million for participating NGO’s.

There are 12 National Beneficiaries (of which CANSA is one) and they represent more than a 1 000 local non-profit organisations. By lacing up in specially bought Tekkie Tax shoelaces (Tekkie Tags), the public can support one of these organisations, as part of this campaign. There are five sectors to support; Animals, Bring Hope, Children, Disability and Education.

CANSA in the Education Category

CANSA falls under the Education category, as one of its main objectives are to educate the public on how to lower the cancer risk, leading a balanced lifestyle and the importance of early detection.

“This is the third year that CANSA will be involved with Tekkie Tax, and we’re very excited. Last year we sold just over 39 000 stickers and almost 15 000 Tekkie Tags, and this year we hope to surpass that. We encourage everyone to buy their Tekkie Tax shoelaces and wear it on Friday 26 May, in support of CANSA. The fun thing about Tekkie Tax, is that anyone can get involved – young and old,” says Maria Scholtz, CANSA’s Head of Sustainability.

Purchase Your Sticker in Support of CANSA

Stickers (representing one of the five sectors) can be bought for R10 each and the Tekkie Tags for R35 per pair. These are available at all ToysRUs / BabiesRUs and Clicks stores nationwide. It’s also available at one of our more than 30 CANSA Care Centres across the country.


“The campaign gives you the opportunity this year to ‘bead-up your step’ and show everyone else where your heart lies. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 – 1: Choose your sticker for a cause close to your heart, 2: Shooossssjjjjj up your Tekkies with their funky shoelaces, and 3: You are ready for National Tekkie Tax Day,” concludes Scholtz.

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