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Tobacco smoking is the main cause for unhealthy lungs, lung cancer, and over 20 other types of cancer. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) urges the public to consider quitting the use of tobacco in any form, to help lower cancer risk, as part of its 365 Day Health Challenge, and leading up to #WorldNoTobaccoDay (31 May).
Posted on 26 Apr 2019
APRIL Challenge – CANSA is urging all to choose to MOVE, as part of its #365DayHealthChallenge initiated on World Cancer Day, furthering personal commitment to the #IAmAndIWill lower my cancer risk theme. Research indicates that regular physical activity in combination with smart food and drink choices can help lower the risk for cancer and non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Posted on 25 Mar 2019
A strong part of the DareDevil run is the cancer messaging, educating and encouraging men to know more about cancers affecting them specifically. There’s an incredible vibe and seeing how men are there for their mates or a family member or someone they know who is affected by cancer. And also how there are many boys who come and take part with their Dad or big brother so it becomes a super important health message for families. CANSA is there to provide screening.
Posted on 14 Mar 2019
Jozi will be painted purple once again as the Hollard Daredevil Run returns to the streets of Johannesburg on Friday 15 March 2019 to run cancer outta town. Kicking off at 15h00, the 5 km fun run dares the city’s bravest males to strip down to Purple Speedos and run through the streets in the name of raising awareness of male cancers and the importance of screening. Funds raised will benefit CANSA and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This year, the Run will take place only at Zoo Lake Sports Club in Parkwood, Johannesburg, where the first Hollard Daredevil Run took place nine years ago.
Posted on 3 Mar 2019
MARCH Challenge – CANSA continues its #365HealthDayChallenge and encourages everyone to eat and drink smartly. Research strongly indicates that making smart choices regarding what is taken in and exercising regularly can have a positive effect, not only on a person’s well-being, but also reduces individual cancer risk.
Posted on 27 Feb 2019
It’s time for CANSA’s 16th national Shavathon campaign with the theme ‘Colouring Hope’. Shavathon events take place at shopping centres across the country on Saturday, 2 March. Find details on hosting a Shavathon event and raising funds online…
Posted on 18 Feb 2019
CANSA joins Childhood Cancer International, founders of International Childhood Cancer Day, celebrated globally on 15 February in raising awareness of childhood cancer & working towards lowering deaths, pain and suffering and supporting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Childhood Cancer Target Goals. #EarlyDetection #CANSACares
Posted on 12 Feb 2019
FEBRUARY Challenge – CANSA launches our #365DayHealthChallenge on World Cancer Day: We’re challenging individuals, communities, educational institutions, workplaces and policy leaders in government to make a commitment to help lower cancer risk throughout the year. Reduce your risk factors by making healthy, smart lifestyle choices. Commitments can be shared on social media #IAmIWill and the public is encouraged to support those who have taken up the challenge…
Posted on 31 Jan 2019
EVENTS in MAY 2019 – Register now! Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge 2019 is an initiative developed in partnership CANSA and Planet Fitness Gyms. It involves a corporate and peer-to-peer fundraising event with popular fitness activities… #IAmAndIWill #LowerCancer Risk
Posted on 31 Jan 2019
Breast prostheses, mastectomy bras & lymphoedema products now available at all CANSA Care Centres through new M Store partnership. To celebrate this new partnership in the month of February, patients claiming from their medical aid will receive a third mastectomy bra free. (Medical aid patients automatically qualify for a breast prosthesis and 2 mastectomy bras under their prosthesis benefit). Cash paying patients purchasing the standard package of a breast prosthesis and mastectomy bra will get a second bra free. T’s & C’s apply.
Posted on 20 Jan 2019
The holidays are around the corner, and CANSA reminds the public to take care and be SunSmart everywhere. Sunburn can occur within fifteen minutes, and the damage caused is permanent, irreversible and adds up with each exposure to the sun.
Posted on 13 Dec 2018
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) hosted an event with the theme “Strengthening advocacy efforts for equitable access to treatment and care for ALL” at the CANSA Head Office on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. An event was also hosted at the CANSA Durban Care Centre, in KZN.
Posted on 12 Dec 2018
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) today launched a partnership with CANSA that will support the association with philanthropic donations and volunteering support from its employees at all nine airports. The donations provided will help to educate members of the public about the disease, train auxiliary nurses, develop infrastructure and cancer research.
Posted on 4 Dec 2018
#InternationalVolunteersDay – as a non-profit organisation, CANSA relies heavily on its trained volunteers to help fight against cancer, in their local communities. We truly value our volunteers, many of whom have personally been affected by cancer, and assist staff throughout the country to educate local communities about awareness of the signs of cancer, the importance of regular cancer screening and living a balanced lifestyle to lower cancer risk. Our volunteers also provide care and support to cancer patients and loved ones, or assist with administrative or fundraising tasks. We simply would not have enough hands to deliver our service to those affected by cancer without our remarkable, dedicated volunteers.
Posted on 28 Nov 2018
Knowledge is power and can change the lives of men drastically if they are aware of early warning signs and symptoms of male cancers. CANSA highlights these symptoms in November, in the hope that men will not delay screening.
Posted on 31 Oct 2018
The National Cancer Campaign (NCC) was launched in PMB, KwaZulu-Natal on the 30th October 2018 and will focus on primary prevention and community awareness. The Cancer Alliance, of which CANSA is a member, applauds and supports this campaign. CANSA shares key messages communicated at the launch…
Posted on 29 Oct 2018
During October CANSA highlights the important role that women can play in taking ownership of their personal health. According to statistics from the National Cancer Registry (NCR) 2014, the top five cancers affecting women in SA include: breast, cervical, colorectal, uterine and lung cancer. It’s important to empower women, with knowledge regarding lowering their cancer and health risk and recognising warning signs.
Posted on 11 Oct 2018
Pink Trees for Pauline (PTFP) kicks off again this year in September 2018 by launching a new campaign namely: #doekwithadifference in association with CANSA. The campaign is a natural extension of the PTFP slogan: “Wrapped in colour, united in hope” and aims to raise funds specifically for care and support programmes for cancer patients and those affected by cancer. Wrap it up – your new fashion statement, or the trees in your neighbourhood for a great cause…
Posted on 11 Oct 2018
CANSA is excited to join Avon Justine in getting ready to pinkify Joburg during breast cancer awareness month. The 13th iThemba Walkathon breast cancer awareness event will take place on Sunday, 21 October at Marks Park in Johannesburg. Registration details here…
Posted on 11 Oct 2018
Barclay & Clegg have partnered with CANSA in order to create a platform for education, rehabilitation and support for ladies who have survived breast cancer. They offer prosthesis products for those who have been affected by the medical procedures incurred during their plight with cancer.
Posted on 8 Oct 2018