CANSA: Leading the fight against cancer in South Africa
CANSA Shavathon is one of South Africa’s best-loved events in support of a worthy cause.
This is the 9th national CANSA Shavathon, independently managed by CANSA staff and volunteers. Losing one’s hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy – so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer survivors.
CANSA Shavathon is being held in over 300 workplaces and organisations on 1 and 2 March 2012, and in over 200 shopping centres on 3 and 4 March 2012.
New for CANSA Shavathon 2012 is an online platform for volunteers and corporate South Africa to take part as online ‘Champions’ by raising funds. Start raising funds online as a Shavathon Champion and join CANSA’s online community to help spread the word far and wide.
Click on the link if your school, work place or organisation would like to take part in CANSA Shavathon 2012 and challenge your competition to do so too! Or if you would like your shopping venue to participate, please contact us.
CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and all people affected by cancer. As a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R5 million spent annually), 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 wide-reaching health programme includes prevention and education campaigns, CANSA Care Centres that offer stoma and lymphoedema clinics, medical equipment hire, toll-free line and support to children and their families affected by cancer. Patient care and support in the form of 13 CANSA Care Homes and the main metropolitan areas plus one hospitium (based in Polokwane) for out-of-town cancer patients as well as CANSA-TLC Lodging for paediatric oncology parents.
CANSA has 60 offices – including a national office and satellite offices – nationwide and thus has the necessary infrastructure to reach most South Africans within their own communities.
CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa and it is striving to be the preferred non-profit leader that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.
CANSA is one of the leading cancer control organisations in Southern Africa. CANSA funds cancer research (more than R4,5 million annually), influences policy makers (watchdog role) and educates the public on the prevention and detection of cancer, as well as providing comprehensive support to people affected by, or treated for cancer. Read about CANSA’s unique, integrated service to the public: CANSA Cares Pamphlet | KANSA Gee Om Pamflet. Read more…
In order to fund our unique, integrated service, CANSA relies on the goodwill of individual, government and corporate partners to support projects such as CANSA Shavathon. See leaflet regarding the distribution of funds raised at Shavathon…
We all love CANSA Shavathon!