National Cuppa For CANSA Day – Splash Out Hope!

Afrikaanse Persvrystelling

18 July 2018: CANSA is excited to announce the first ‘National Cuppa For CANSA Day’ taking place on 3 August 2018, as part of the Cuppa For CANSA campaign, traditionally held from June to 31 October annually.

CANSA challenges all workplaces, businesses and service organisations to ‘Splash out Hope’, and to raise awareness of those affected by cancer, by hosting a Cuppa in the work place, and sharing photos of events on CANSA’s National Facebook Page CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa on 3 August.

Maria Scholtz, National Head Sustainability states, “By sharing your favourite beverage at a Cuppa with work colleagues, we also aim to create awareness of the challenges both employees and companies experience when having to deal with the cancer. Life in the workplace is made easier if both you and your colleagues know as much as possible. We know that for some, work actually forms a valuable part of most cancer Survivors’ recovery. It provides them with a sense of purpose and normality when, often, their lives have been turned drastically off-course. It’s about educating employees, providing them with information that enables them to deal with their colleagues who are living with cancer. Cancer Survivors benefit greatly from support and acceptance by their colleagues.”

Participants who share photos will be entered into a competition, and stand a chance to win wonderful prizes. Competition details may be found here…

“So here’s an opportunity for corporate companies to show their support by committing to fight back against cancer. Create a festive atmosphere at Cuppa events and donate R400 to receive six limited edition Cuppa mugs; six ‘Splash Out Hope’ badges and a CANSA Bannerthon from local CANSA Care Centres,” urges Scholtz.

The colourful banner is printed with the slogan ‘Supporting the fight against cancer’ and has a cancer ribbon in pink and blue to designate all cancers. By hosting or attending a Cuppa event on ‘National Cuppa for CANSA Day’, employers and employees can give hope to those affected by cancer, by raising funds towards CANSA’s care and support programmes for cancer Survivors (patients).

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

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

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