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CANSA is excited to announce the first ‘National Cuppa For CANSA Day’ taking place on 3 August 2018, as part of the Cuppa For CANSA campaign, traditionally held from June to 31 October annually. CANSA challenges all workplaces, businesses and service organisations to ‘Splash out Hope’, and to raise awareness of those affected by cancer, by hosting a Cuppa in the work place, and sharing photos of events on CANSA’s National Facebook Page – CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa, on the day…
Posted on 19 July 2018
CANSA staff and volunteers country-wide, are appealing for donations towards CANSA Care packs to deliver to cancer patients at local hospitals, CANSA Care Homes and CANSA TLC Lodges on 18 July and during the course of that week. CANSA is hoping to deliver a minimum of 100 Care packs per Care Centre…
Posted on 18 July 2018
KANSA se personeel en vrywilligers landwyd doen ‘n beroep op die publiek om donasies te skenk vir KANSA Versorgingpakkette wat op 1 Julie en gedurende die betrokke week afgelewer sal word aan alle kankerpasiënte in plaaslike hospitale, KANSA SorgTuistes en KANSA TLC-Tuistes. KANSA hoop om ‘n minimum van 100 Versorgingpakkette aan elke KANSA SorgSentrum te verskaf…
Posted on 9 July 2018
CANSA is excited to announce the 2018 Cuppa For CANSA season open, which will run from June to 31 October 2018. By hosting or attending a Cuppa event, the public will be able to ‘splash out Hope’ to those affected by cancer, by raising funds towards CANSA’s care and support programmes for cancer Survivors. We will also be hosting our first ever National Cuppa For CANSA Day on 3 August 2018…
Posted on 27 June 2018
CANSA and the University of Pretoria is hosting a ‘Research in Action’ Conference 3 to 5 July 2018 in the Tswelopele Complex, University of Pretoria. CANSA aims to bring together the South African cancer researchers that it supports, and to highlight the outcomes of the most common cancers in South Africa. Book your place now, registrations close on 26 June 2018.
Posted on 21 June 2018
Ezee Plug have partnered with CANSA, in order to promote this easy to extract three-pin electrical plug to communities all over South Africa. Eeze Plug and CANSA realised a definite need for this product that can help caregivers and patients. A percentage of proceeds from all sales of the Eeze Plug will be donated to CANSA.
Posted on 13 June 2018
International Cancer Survivors’ Day, Sunday, 3 June 2018 – CANSA recognises the importance of support groups for Survivors that offer a caring community, and we encourage them to join a local CANSA Support Group, or CANSA’s online support groups. Benefits of belonging to a support group include experiencing a sense of belonging, having access to information, referral to support services, knowledge of patient rights and a positive outlook…
Posted on 11 June 2018
CANSA wishes to convey our heartiest congratulations on Sanlam’s 100 years of success. We are proud to be a partner of Sanlam over the past 26 years and so appreciate Sanlam’s ongoing sponsorship towards the Sanlam Cancer Challenge (SCC). In 2017 the SCC helped raise a total of R4.2 million – the most successful year since the annual tournament began in 1993 and which will be used by CANSA to fund its unique integrated service that involves research, education and support.
Posted on 8 June 2018
Although the adoption and finalisation to the policy is an incredible achievement for South Africa, there is still much work ahead as we await the development and passing of necessary legislative amendments to the Patent Law. At this stage the policy only serves as a guide to the legal framework that is needed to amend the Patent Law. CANSA is helping to appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry to urgently prioritise the development of Bills to support the adjustments that are needed to ensure affordable access to medicines, especially cancer medication. Working together with the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition, we’ll make submissions for comment on the Bill as and when required. CANSA will continue to work with FTPL to fight South Africa’s patent laws until the people of our country can afford life-saving cancer medication.
Posted on 1 June 2018
Internasionale Kankeroorwinnaarsdag Sondag, 3 Junie 2018 – KANSA erken die belangrikheid van ondersteuningsgroepe vir Oorwinnaars en bied hulle die geleentheid aan om by ‘n gemeenskap wat omgee en na mekaar omsien, aan te sluit, by hul plaaslike KANSA Ondersteuningsgroep of KANSA se aanlyn ondersteuningsgroepe.
Posted on 1 June 2018
CANSA is concerned about the burden of tobacco in SA and especially about the tactics adopted by the tobacco industry to target youth. Research shows tobacco use is often initiated and established during adolescence and young adulthood. Globally the focus is on the link between tobacco, cancer, heart and other cardiovascular diseases including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death.
Posted on 29 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 SA the opportunity to ‘leave a little sparkle’ and show where their heart lies. CANSA is part of the education sector. The income raised from Tekkie Tax goes a long way to helping us educate communities to lower cancer risk, as well as providing care and support initiatives to those affected by cancer.
Posted on 23 May 2018
KANSA is opgewonde om deel te wees van die vierde jaarlikse ‘Tekkie Tax’ Dag wat op Vrydag 25 Mei 2018 plaasvind. Die veldtog bied aan almal in Suid-Afrika die geleentheid om ‘n tikkie glinster na te laat’ en om iets uit die hart te doen. KANSA is deel van die onderwys- en onderrigsektor. Die inkomste wat gegenereer word met behulp van Tekkie Tax help ons baie om gemeenskappe op te voed om hul kankerrisiko te verlaag en om inisiatiewe te ondersteun wat sorg en ondersteuning aan mense bied.
Posted on 3 May 2018
KANSA is bekommerd oor die groot las wat tabak op die SA samelewing plaas, en veral die strategieë wat deur die tabakindustrie gebruik word om die jeug te teiken. Navorsing bewys dat die gebruik van tabak gewoonlik ‘n aanvang neem en verslawing aan tabak gevestig word tydens adolessensie en jong volwassenheid. Wêreldwyd word gefokus op die verband tussen tabakgebruik, kanker en hart- en ander kardio-vaskulêre siektes, insluitend beroerte – saam is hierdie die wêreld se grootste oorsake van sterftes.
Posted on 2 May 2018
Hollard, organisers of the Hollard Daredevil Run, announced that funds raised from the 2018 edition of the Run will be split respectively between the long-time original beneficiary, CANSA, as well as the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The majority of the funds raised will continue to support the CANSA Hollard MANVan initiative, with the remaining funds contributed towards The Prostate Cancer Foundation and their education drives.
Posted on 13 March 2018
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 2 March 2018
World Cancer Day takes place each year on February 4, providing the platform for the world to unite and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. CANSA is encouraging everyone in all cities around the country to take part and support the 3rd year of the World Cancer Day campaign, and live the slogan of ‘We can. I can.’ In 2018, the aim is to inspire healthy cities and communities to fight cancer.
Posted on 5 February 2018
To commemorate World Cancer Day on February 4, 2018, the Cancer Alliance, of which CANSA is a partner, announced the eight medicines which will be the focus of a concerted two year campaign to change the path of cancer treatment in our country and hosted a ‘Patent Reform’ Media Roundtable / Webinar on 30 January.
Posted on 17 January 2018
It’s getting hotter, and CANSA encourages the public to be SunSmarter, and throw shade at skin cancer this summer…
Posted on 17 January 2018
CANSA hosted a Universal Health Coverage event on behalf of the Cancer Alliance and the Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance of South Africa (SANCDA). CANSA invited the Health Department, health care professionals and other civil society organisations that are instrumental in the promotion of #HealthForAll, to come and share ideas regarding how to promote universal health coverage for all in South Africa.
Posted on 11 December 2017