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On Friday, 13 March at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg, thousands of men will participate in the 10th Hollard Daredevil Run, a phenomenon that has morphed into a brotherhood over the years. This year, the run is emphasising the role men play in each other’s lives and the lives of their loved ones, and the influence they have in inspiring positive outcomes.
Posted on 23 Jan 2020
On the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day (4 February 2020), CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), challenges individuals to make a personal commitment to lower the impact of cancer for themselves, the people they love and the world. #IAmAndIWill #WorldCancerDay
Posted on 22 Jan 2020
As the year draws to a close and planning starts for 2020, CANSA, reminds all to diarise CANSA’s 17th national Shavathon, taking place on Saturday, 29 February 2020 at shopping centres countrywide. The theme ‘Hope 2020’ is apt, as participants will be giving ‘Hope’ to cancer Survivors and loved ones, by showing solidarity with them in the fight against cancer as they stencil, spray or shave their hair. Invite 20 people to join the fun event in the year 2020!
Posted on 9 Dec 2019
CANSA reminds South Africans to be SunSmart, by protecting their skin at all times and especially during the holidays. Ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) reach the earth’s surface and are damaging to skin. UVB is responsible for producing sunburn and can cause sunburn within fifteen minutes, causing permanent damage while UVA rays can contribute to ageing the skin and DNA damage. Damage from both UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer. #SunSmart
Posted on 6 Dec 2019
Each year, CANSA celebrates International Volunteers Day on 5 December to thank volunteers and raise awareness about their significant contribution to society. Special functions are held country-wide at CANSA Care Centres to acknowledge and show appreciation. This year CANSA also launches a comprehensive online training programme to help equip volunteers. CANSA encourages you to volunteer – visit the nearest CANSA Care Centre, or sign up to be a volunteer on the CANSA Website…
Posted on 2 Dec 2019
English Media Release 18 November 2019 – Op Wêreld Vigsdag (1 Desember) bevestig KANSA, die Nasionale Department van Gesondheid, Nasionale Kankerregister en Southern African HIV Clinicians Society dat die menslike immuniteitsgebreksvirus (MIV) ‘n kanker-veroorsakende agents is wat persone wat met […]
Posted on 29 Nov 2019
On World AIDS Day (1 December), CANSA, the National Cancer Registry (NCR) and the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society highlight that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a cancer-causing agent and can put people living with HIV at risk for cancer.
Posted on 29 Nov 2019
English Media Release 20 November 2019 – KANSA vier elke jaar Internasionale Vrywilligersdag op 5 Desember om alle vrywilligers te bedank en om bewustheid te skep oor die belangrike bydrae wat hulle tot die samelewing lewer. Spesiale funksies word landswyd […]
Posted on 27 Nov 2019
The Gorgon and Gundelfinger families have joined hands with CANSA to help raise funds, but more importantly to create awareness for breast cancer by hosting a fundraising dinner on 1 December 2019. “It’s important to create awareness for breast cancer […]
Posted on 26 Nov 2019
CANSA and advertising agency HelloFCB+ set to work to find a creative way to get guys into CANSA Care Centres for a prostate blood test. Introducing ‘Don’t Fear The Finger’ video, an integrated advertising campaign, inspired by the classic horror movie genre, that removes the fear and encourages men to go for a test. The campaign launched during men’s health month in November with a TVC, and follows a man tentatively going for his first prostate exam only to find out that his fears are completely unfounded.
Posted on 15 Nov 2019
CANSA raises awareness of prostate cancer, the most common male cancer globally and locally and showing significant increases. According to the National Cancer Registry, South African men have a 1:19 risk for being diagnosed in their lifetime. International and local research indicates that the risk for aggressive prostate cancer is higher in black men.
Posted on 30 Oct 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) , National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the Health Promotion South Africa Trust and CANSA will jointly observe the first international Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day on the 4th of March 2018.
Posted on 22 Oct 2019
The annual Vision 2030 Awards have announced their 2019 finalists and CANSA is a finalist in the Health Care Category. The winners will be announced and celebrated on 20 November 2019 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni.
Posted on 20 Oct 2019
CANSA has been nominated as a finalist in the 17th Annual National Business Awards, in the category ‘Customer Focus’. The winners will be announced and celebrated on 21 November 2019.
Posted on 20 Oct 2019
In October CANSA focuses on breast cancer, particularly turning the spotlight on the needs of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in South Africa. According to the National Cancer Registry, 1 in 27 women are at risk of being diagnosed in their lifetime.
Posted on 26 Sep 2019
A jaw-droppingly beautiful bra, made almost entirely of used Rooibos tea bags, has been created by a leading lingerie brand to shine the spotlight on breast cancer which affects 1 in 27 women in South Africa. The masterpiece was unveiled today to mark the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October and will be auctioned in a few weeks at a high-profile fundraising dinner in aid of CANSA’s women’s education programmes. The novel idea, which was the brainchild of the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), CANSA and lingerie retailer, Storm in A-G Cup, has been months in the making.
Posted on 25 Sep 2019
Participating women will have the opportunity to undergo a free Clinical Breast Examination by CANSA at registration on the 17th and 18th of October as well as at the annual iThemba Walkathon scheduled for Sunday, 20 October at Marks Park…
Posted on 25 Sep 2019
CANSA strives to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer affecting adolescents, during September (International Childhood Cancer Awareness month). This is particularly important, as in most cancers in children and teens, there are no known risk factors and the focus needs to be on raising awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer to aid early diagnosis. #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #EarlyDetection
Posted on 31 Aug 2019
On 2 September 2019 participating dermatologists throughout South Africa will be offering free skin cancer screenings. All other dermatologists will screen and mole-map, but a fee will apply. CANSA have partnered with the SASCF for this initiative and will be offering free FotoFinder screenings or ABCDE examinations nationally on the 2, 3 or 4th September 2019 at selected CANSA Care Centres…
Posted on 29 Aug 2019
Safcoin, the local founded cryptocurrency has launched the first ever CRYPTO PINK FRIDAY campaign in support of CANSA and their health awareness and educational cancer risk-reduction programmes. Crypto enthusiasts will enjoy all trading fees at half price with a percentage being donated to CANSA on the day. You can deposit funds and buy Safcoin on their official exchange website throughout the course of 30 August Pink Friday, to receive 50 % discount.
Posted on 28 Aug 2019