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Miss, Mr and Mrs Charity Mentorship Programme

26 March 2018 – The Cancer Association of South Africa of South Africa (CANSA) announces a new mentorship Miss, Mrs and Mrs Charity competition that aims to raise funds as well as mentor entrants regarding event planning, how to be a brand ambassador, skills development, budget planning and public speaking.  The competition, launching end March 2018, sees entrants nominated in three categories – Miss, Mr and Mrs Charity.

Munnik Marais, CANSA’s Corporate Relations Manager says, “It’s a mentorship and community development programme for those that want to be part of our non-profit organisation as well raising funds. CANSA relies on income generated from its fundraising events and projects in order to sustain care and support programmes and we welcome this exciting new venture.”

So the call is for nominations to enter for Miss, Mr or Mrs Charity and represent CANSA as brand ambassadors. The closing date for nominations is 30 June 2018 and then the winners will be announced in February 2019.

“Nominees will be coached and mentored on how to host successful events – the idea is to assist nominees in hosting events that are exciting, having a budget plan, how to plan entertainment, how to utilise social media effectively, tips on public speaking and motivational talks.  And it’s important to share a health message on lowering the cancer risk and promoting early detection,” adds Marais

On offer as part of the competition, will be workshops that include mentorship, motivation, public speaking, enhancing your image, make-up, networking and event planning.  Prizes have been secured for the final winners in all categories.

Jakkie Louw, singer and celebrity and one of the main mentors states, “I am keen to assist nominees and mentor them about the world of music and concerts and how that can be used to raise cancer awareness and funds as an event.  Cancer the disease has taken away personal friends and in this way I can give back and fight cancer by mentoring others.”

Sponsors that have committed to be on board to date include Emperors Palace, National Brands, De Hoek Country Estate, Guvon Group, Marnuk Weaving Studio, Da Vinci Art, Pretoria Noord Toyota, Atterbury and Brooklyn Theatres, Computicket, Deetlefs and CAFÉ Artiste.

Nominees can enter online or send an email to


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.

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Visit, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email:  CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 0721979305 for English and Afrikaans and 0718673530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati.  Follow CANSA on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

For more information, please contact Munnik Marais at or call 083268 8701.