Splash out Hope this Cuppa Season for cancer Survivors

Afrikaanse Media Vrystelling

20 June 2018: CANSA is excited to announce the 2018 Cuppa For CANSA season open, which will run from June to 31 October 2018. By hosting or attending a Cuppa event, the public will be able to ‘splash out Hope’ to those affected by cancer, by raising funds towards CANSA’s care and support programmes for cancer Survivors.

“A Cuppa event provides the opportunity to gather for a commendable purpose, while socialising and having fun together. It can be big or small; with family, friends or colleagues; and be held at any venue, allowing the host / hostess to use their individual flair and creativity,” says CANSA’s Head of Sustainability, Maria Scholtz.

CANSA is thankful to Five Roses, who have come on board as the official tea partner for Cuppa For CANSA. Five Roses have created a limited edition Smooth Ceylon Blend 52s pack featuring the pink and blue CANSA ribbon and for every pack sold R1 will be donated to CANSA. Packs will be available for sale across all retailers from Women’s Month in August to Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

Cuppa ‘I splashed out HOPE’ badge

“This year, we’re selecting the best Cuppa event per region, and winners will receive a Five Roses gift hamper. A limited edition, specially designed apron and oven mitts prize, will be awarded nationally for the best Cuppa recipes received. We encourage hosts to make use of ‘healthy food and beverage options’ at their event, as CANSA promotes a balanced lifestyle to lower the cancer risk,” added Scholtz.

Chaine Des Rotisseurs and Megan Pentz-Kluytz, CANSA’s consulting dietician, have delivered delicious, healthy recipe options, available at www.cuppa.org.za to inspire hosts. Those who would like to host an event may contact their local CANSA Care Centre for host packages, and invite all their contacts to support their event. Specially branded Cuppa mugs (R50) and ‘I splashed out Hope’ badges may also be purchased by hosts or the public at Care Centres, as a special keepsake,” Scholtz continues.

Corporates and others keen to drink a Cuppa for a good cause are encouraged to diarise the first ever, upcoming ‘National Cuppa For CANSA Day’ (3 August 2018). CANSA is challenging the working community to ‘splash out Hope’, and to raise awareness of those affected by cancer, by sharing photos of their event on CANSA’s National Facebook Page – CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa. Details regarding participation will follow closer to the time.

Scholtz concludes, “Our care and support programmes offered to cancer Survivors (patients), caregivers and loved ones via more than 28 CANSA Care Centres, are dependent on funds raised by our Cuppa campaign. Our service extends across 300 communities country-wide and assists 50 300 people affected by cancer on an annual basis, through education, screening, counselling, support groups, wigs, prostheses, medical equipment hire, home-based care, assistance with wound care and stoma clinics. What could be more satisfying than time well spent with friends, family and colleagues sharing a Cuppa, while ‘splashing out Hope’ to help those fighting cancer?”

For more information, please contact Maria Scholtz, CANSA Head of Sustainability, email mscholtz@cansa.org.za or mobile 083 280 0725.


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 www.cuppa.org.za or www.cansa.org.za, or ontact 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.