Fundraising Events & Projects

Join the CANSA Bannerthon and Support International Cancer Survivors’ Day

3 April 2018International Cancer Survivors’ Day is celebrated during the first week of June to acknowledge and celebrate the courageous individuals fighting cancer. CANSA is promoting the CANSA ‘Bannerthon’, 1 – 6 June 2018, by encouraging all workplaces and businesses to show ‘visual’ support and display a specially printed banner during in the first week of June.

Munnik Marais, CANSA’s Corporate Relations Manager says, “One in four South African’s are affected by cancer due to diagnosis of self, family, loved ones or friends. And this also includes many work colleagues. We spend a huge amount of time at work with colleagues and co-workers and many of them are cancer survivors. Corporate South Africa is also affected by cancer so this is a great way to recognise the brave fighters.”

Corporate Bannerthon Challenge

This initiative, managed by Chapmar Industries, challenges all companies and corporates to purchase a 100 meter long 600mm wide plastic banner, that can be cut up into sections and displayed on perimeter fences, balconies and external and internal staircases for a week or more commencing on 1 June.

The colourful banner is printed with the slogan “Support the fight against cancer” and has a cancer ribbon in pink and blue to designate all cancers.

Chapmar Industries also manage the large red ribbon plastic banners usually displayed in the first week of December, creating awareness for World AIDS day and raising funds for children affected by AIDS.

Nick Chapman from Chapmar Industries says, “Now all businesses can help create awareness and recognise cancer survivors by putting up a CANSA banner for International Cancer Survivors’ Day. And how about challenging another three companies in your location to do the same. In this way you can be the inspiring force in your area. Imagine every company with a CANSA banner on their perimeter fence.”

A percentage of each banner sold to companies is donated to CANSA to help them fund their ongoing cancer risk-reduction research and to sustain the care and support programmes. Thanks to these efforts and the awareness campaigns for early detection, there are a growing amount of brave cancer Survivors who need to be recognised.

Join the CANSA Bannerthon and purchase 100 meters or more – items can be delivered country-wide.

Purchases / Queries:

Please contact Chapmar Industries on tel: 011-452 1101 or email: moreinfo@bannerthon.org.za

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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