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Breast Cancer Awareness October 2018 – iThemba Walkathon – Registrations Open

Johannesburg – Get ready to pinkify Joburg during breast cancer awareness month as Beauty Company, Avon Justine has announced that its 13th annual iThemba Walkathon breast cancer awareness event will take place on Sunday, 21 October at Marks Park in Johannesburg.

Registrations are already open on www.ithembawalkathon.co.za and there are new features to make the process even more seamless, such as the ability to print your tickets at home or have them sent to your mobile phone.

With over 29 500 participants in 2017, the iThemba Walkathon is the largest breast cancer awareness event in the Avon world which consists of over 50 countries.

The 2018 edition promises to be the best yet although it will be limited to just 30 000 participants.

Pre-Registration Essential

All participants are required to pre-register on ithembawalkathon.co.za or through the iThemba Walkathon facebook page at just R145 per adult and R100 per child.

Registrations can also be made on printed entry forms obtainable from participating Sportsman Warehouse stores.

Tree of Hope

When registering participants can also buy a woman&home magazine ribbon for only R30, which they can wear while walking and then dedicate on the Trees of Hope. This will be the fourth time participants can dedicate their messages on the Tree of Hope, an immensely emotional part of the iThemba Walkathon.

Quite importantly participants can also select additional services such as the park-and-ride when they register helping to ensure they have a seamless experience throughout including on the morning of the event.

“We want participants to have a positively emotional experience that will reinforce their support of the breast cancer crusade not just through the iThemba Walkathon but by also spreading potentially life-saving breast cancer information on the issue,” said Vicky Saunders-Flaherty, Avon Justine Communications & Events Manager.

Follow on Twitter for more updates: https://twitter.com/iThembaCrusade or like the iThemba Walkathon facebook page.

CANSA Screening

CANSA will offer the following screening at the event:

  • FotoFinder Screenings (mole mapping)
  • Clinical breast examinations in Mobile Health Clinic
  • Lifestyle Risk Assessments (to reduce personal cancer risk)

There will also be CANSA Shavathon (spraying and shaving) activities, as well as CANSA merchandise – wraps, badges, and Pink Trees for Pauline pink fabric and doeks, for sale.

About Avon Justine

Avon Justine (PTY) Ltd. is a leading social selling company established in South Africa in 1996. Through its brands, Avon and Justine, the company provides a strong earning opportunity to South Africans, particularly women. A recent study by the Oxford University indicates that through its earning opportunity, Avon Justine is helping to alleviate poverty in the country. The company is also at the forefront of causes most pertinent to women it its programme to help end violence against women in South Africa and its breast cancer education and awareness campaign.

About the Avon Foundation for Women:

Avon is a global corporate leader in philanthropy focused on causes that matter most to women. Through 2012, Avon global philanthropy, led by the U.S.-based Avon Foundation for Women, has donated more than $910 million in more than 50 countries. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence programme. The company’s global markets sell special products to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and domestic violence, conduct hundreds of events for these causes, and provide critical life-saving information to women everywhere through its global army of around 6 million Avon Representatives.

For more information please contact: Katlego Modipane tel: 010 205 5102  or cell: 066 472 6471 or email: katlego.modipane@avon.com

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 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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