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Support CANSA on Tekkie Tax Day & Learn About Cancer Screening

14 May 2019 – This year, International Tekkie Tax Day will be celebrated on Friday, 31 May 2019 and CANSA invites the public to be ‘Tekkie-tized’ and ‘Mezzz-merized’ in aid of CANSA’s education programmes to lower cancer risk, and care & support programmes for those affected by cancer! Stickers (R10), tattoos (R10) and ‘hickies’ or multi-coloured silicone shoelaces (R40) are available at CANSA Care Centres countrywide, and staff will be educating supporters on how to do a breast self-examination.

Maria Scholtz, CANSA’s Head of Sustainability says, “We look forward to seeing supporters proudly wearing their ‘educational’ sticker and mezzz-merizing Tekkies on Friday, 31 May. Participants can get involved as individuals, companies or a group or friends. CANSA relies on funds generated to continue providing our care and support programmes, which help cancer Survivors, loved ones and caregivers cope with a cancer diagnosis and side effects of treatment. Funds raised also enable us to continue educating communities about the importance of screening and lowering cancer risk. View the reach of our educational programmes and how many patients we have assisted in the past financial year on our website. When you purchase your Tekkie Tax kit come find out about our cancer screening, as we believe that early detection is key, in order to diagnose cancer in its initial stages, for a better treatment outcome.”

If participants are not able to visit local CANSA Care Centres, they may purchase the Tekkie Tax kit at any ToysRUs / BabiesRUs store (no t-shirts); or order online at and have it delivered at home / office; or

Participation is easy:

1. Choose the ‘education’ sticker (R10)
2. Mezzz-merize Tekkies with a set of the brand-new Tekkie Tax hickie shoelaces (R40)
3. Purchase the 2019 Campaign t-shirt at R100 for adults and R80 for children (purchase online or choose between one of two ‘2019 Limited Edition t-shirts’ at R130 (adult sizes only)
4. Tekkie Tax buttons are available at R15 (purchase online
“Participants can also now download the brand new Tekkie Tax app – see for details, so get Tekkie-tized and Mezzz-merize all on Friday, 31st May!” adds Scholtz.

(For more information, please contact Maria Scholtz, Head: Sustainability at CANSA at email or call 083 280 0725).

#LowerCancerRisk #EarlyDetection #CareAndSupport


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 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; 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 12 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.

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Visit or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: In addition to online resources and Facebook support groups, CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 for English and Afrikaans and 071 867 3530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati. Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA (, join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica and LinkedIn.


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