CANSA Highlights

Tekkie Tax – Follow Your Heart and Leave a Little Sparkle

Afrikaanse Media Vrystelling

2 May 2018: CANSA is excited to be part of the fourth annual Tekkie Tax Day, taking place on Friday, 25 May 2018. The campaign gives all in South Africa the opportunity to ‘leave a little sparkle’ and show where their heart lies. The stickers (for a donation of R10 each) and the Tekkie Tax shoelaces (R35 per pair) are available at all CANSA Care Centres country-wide.

CANSA is one of 11 national beneficiaries representing more than a 1 000 local non-profit organisations. Tekkie Tax started in 2013 and has raised R30 million to date for participating non-profit organisations including CANSA, Epilepsy SA, Child Welfare SA, SOS Children’s Villages, Special Olympics SA, Imisebeyelanga Services, VVA, NG Welfare, SAVF and RoleModels Foundation. They are divided into five sectors: Animals, Bring Hope, Children, Disability and Education.

Maria Scholtz, CANSA’s Head of Sustainability says, “We’re thrilled to be part of Tekkie Tax. The campaign is funky and fun and simple – we encouraging everyone to show their support for our cause by buying stickers and shoelaces and wear them on Friday 25 May 2018. You can get involved as an individual, company or a group of friends.”

CANSA is part of the education sector. “The income raised from Tekkie Tax goes a long way to helping us educate communities as well as providing care and support initiatives.

We currently offer our support service to 64 300 beneficiaries monthly.

So by taking part and buying stickers and laces, you helping to create awareness, educate families better and assist in promoting early detection that ensures a much better treatment outcome,” added Scholtz.

The Project has been growing each year and Tekkie Tax have introduced another family member on board, ‘Happy’ is the Tekkie Tax mascot assisting CANSA’s Toktokkie (Tap-Tap) with education drives and promoting the fun.

About CANSA

CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually) and 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 health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support and organisational management; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support.

We also supply patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients; a Wellness Centre based in Polokwane; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.

Queries CANSA

Visit www.cansa.org.za or www.cansa-active.org.za, or contact CANSA toll-free on 0800 22 66 22 or email info@cansa.org.za – follow CANSA on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 0721979305 for English and Afrikaans, and 0718673530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati.


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