A Cuppa For CANSA – ‘With Friends Like Teas’

Afrikaans media release

19 July 2023 – The Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA) annual Cuppa For CANSA (Cuppa) campaign aims to bring family, friends, colleagues and social groups together for an opportunity to spend quality time, and have fun, with one another. Cuppa events further raise funds for CANSA to offer early detection through cancer education; breast, prostate, and skin screenings; patient care and support that includes community home-based care, wig and medical equipment hire as well as Stoma care assistance. Participants can choose to either host a Cuppa or attend as a guest.

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Anita Snyders, CANSA’s National Sustainability Manager, explains, “Cuppa is one of CANSA’s most popular campaigns, thanks to the wonderful support that we receive from the public, event partners and sponsors, and we’re thrilled to invite hosts to register and host and event.”

This year’s Cuppa theme is ‘With Friends – Like Teas’ expressing the fun, warm, caring and compassion time spent with friends brings out. “One of my favourite sayings is ‘Friendship is not about who you spend the most time with. It’s about who you have the best time with’ and I think Cuppa events embodies this beautifully,” Snyders adds.

The theme also echoes the care and compassion of the invaluable work CANSA carries out, across South Africa. Cancer patients (Survivors), loved ones and caregivers need a friend when diagnosed or are impacted by cancer. CANSA has remained committed to connecting people facing cancer with information and resources, day-to-day help as well as emotional support for over 90 years.

CANSA invites hosts to host a Cuppa event. The first step is to register on the Cuppa For CANSA website or by emailing adewitt@cansa.org.za. Both individuals and Corporates can register as hosts. A regional CANSA staff partner is assigned as a staff partner to provide support with the event.

Hosts are eligible to enter the national Cuppa For CANSA competition to win fantastic prizes. This competition is open to register from July 2023 to host a Cuppa from August to end October and nominations close at midnight on 31 October 2023.  Limited edition, Cuppa For CANSA merchandise is available to purchase and make lovely gifts for Cuppa guests. Other prizes include sponsored Body Kind sports bras by Lisa Raleigh or air fryers and a final main prize of a Lisa Raleigh – bounti Bungee Studio Pro rebounder valued at R4 000 for the host raising the most funds.

CANSA is thankful to Five Roses, who is the official Cuppa For CANSA tea partner, who sponsor the limited edition production of Cuppa mugs and sponsoring tea for each event.

Snyders concludes, “We look forward to welcoming our hosts, and their guests and hope that they enjoy this event as much as we do. Cuppa truly brings friends together in a special way and gives them the opportunity to help us in the fight against cancer by ensuring that we can continue our care and support programmes and health campaigns to assist with cancer awareness and lowering cancer risk.”

Hosts can host events under this year’s theme ‘With Friends – Like Teas’ or choose their own theme. Cuppa’s can also be arranged to mark a special day, or occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary in aid of CANSA. It is up to the hosts, to tie in aspects such as décor, beverages, and snacks with the theme.