My Cuppa My Story

Afrikaanse Media Vrystelling

25 June 2019 – It’s Cuppa For CANSA season from June to October 2019 and CANSA invites people to host an event, giving cancer Survivors and caregivers a platform to share their story and give ‘Hope’ to others affected by cancer. The campaign encourages all to enjoy a cup of their favourite beverage and support a great cause by giving a donation to CANSA.

Maria Scholtz, former CANSA’s Head of Sustainability, says “Our theme for 2019 is #MyCuppaMyStory, providing a platform for cancer Survivors (patients) and caregivers to share stories that can inspire Hope. Our CANSA ‘Global Heroes of Hope’ truly demonstrate that cancer Survivors have the power to save lives by sharing their story and demonstrating the many ways to fight back during a cancer journey. We also acknowledge the support that caregivers offer to those affected. During our Cuppa Campaign we aim to create a space for their voices to be heard, to inspire Hope.”

CANSA’s goal is to motivate the community to get involved and assist by hosting a Cuppa event and help raise funds which will be used to deliver support and care programmes at CANSA Care Centres country-wide. Services include education, early detection screening, counselling, support groups, wigs, prostheses, medical equipment hire, assistance with wound care and stoma clinics.

“Hosts can contact any local CANSA Care Centre nationally to register their event and get host packages and invite all their contacts to support their event. Invite a Survivor or caregiver to share their story and journey. Hosts can also host a ‘virtual’ Cuppa and send messages of hope and donate online on our website. Specially branded Cuppa mugs (R50) may also be purchased by hosts or the public at Care Centres, as a special keepsake,” Scholtz continues.

CANSA encourages hosts to share photos, ‘pledges’ and stories about Survivors and caregivers as part of Cuppa For CANSA. Use the hashtags #MyCuppaMyStory and #CuppaForCANSA and share on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Corporates should save the date 1 – 9 August 2019, when workplaces can host Cuppa events to celebrate cancer Survivors and caregivers to raise funds for CANSA.

Official tea sponsor (Five Roses) is again committed to supporting CANSA’s ongoing care and support programmes.


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.

Queries CANSA

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.