National Cuppa For CANSA Day – Splash Out Hope!

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

Visit www.cansa.org.za,or contact 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.

Splash out Hope this Cuppa Season for cancer Survivors

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.

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

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.

Cuppa ‘Healthy Recipe’ Competition

Cuppa ‘Healthy Recipe’ Competition

For the 2018 #CuppaForCANSA season, CANSA will be running a ‘Healthy Recipe’ Competition, as CANSA is all about living a balanced lifestyle and making smart and healthy food choices.

Cuppa hosts can enter this competition by submitting their healthy alternative cake, cupcake, tart, etc. recipe.

A limited edition, specially designed apron and oven mitts prize, will be awarded nationally for the best healthy, delicious recipes received.

This year, we really want our Cuppa participants to stand with us in health, by making healthy alternatives for their Cuppa event!

Find inspiration in recipes from Chaine Des Rotisseurs and Megan Pentz-Kluytz, CANSA’s consulting dietician:

Download:

More eats & drinks inspiration here…

About Cuppa For CANSA

Visit www.cuppa.org.za for more information and read our Cuppa launch media release…

National Cuppa For CANSA Day – August 2018

National Cuppa For CANSA Day – August 2018

CANSA has decided to instate a ‘National Cuppa For CANSA Day’ – the first ever national celebration will take place on 3 August 2018. Corporates and others keen to support a good cause are encouraged to host a Cuppa on the day. Read media release: English | Afrikaans

CANSA’s Care Centres offer care and support to local communities, by providing cancer education and information to help reduce the cancer risk, as well as cancer screening and early detection programmes to those who have limited access to health care. ‘Splash Out Hope’ to those affected by cancer by participating!

How to Participate

  1. Order your Cuppa For CANSA stock: for a donation of R400 you will receive: x 6 limited edition Cuppa mugs; x 6 ‘Splash Out Hope’ badges and a CANSA Bannerthon –  view here… – order from your local CANSA Care Centre.
  2. Enjoy a Cuppa with colleages: Arrange for your colleagues to join you for a quick “Cuppa” on the 3rd of August 2018 and take some fun photo’s!
  3. Log into Facebook and Like: https://www.facebook.com/CancerAssociationOfSouthAfrica – post your fun filled National Cuppa For CANSA Day photo! Participants will be required to send a Facebook Private Message to the Page itself with the following details: Contact telephone number during office hours for the period when winners will be contacted, e.g. 17 August 2018. Email address for further correspondence regarding the competition. An indication whether the participant wishes to subscribe to CANSA’s monthly e-newsletter and confirm which email address should be used for subscription purposes.
  4. Download: National Cuppa For CANSA Day: Photo Competition Terms & Conditions
Purchase a ‘Splash Out Hope’ Mug Cuppa Keepsake

Purchase a ‘Splash Out Hope’ Mug Cuppa Keepsake

Anyone can become a #CuppaForCANSA host, by simply contacting their local CANSA Care Centre and using the handy tips available on the Cuppa website.

We encourage you to take part in this Cuppa season, by being a host, or as a guest of one of the CANSA Cuppa’s. Let your creative juices loose, and host a Cuppa.

For this year’s Cuppa, we have some lovely mugs available for purchase at R5o each. These mugs are a great keepsake for the Cuppa season and a wonderful addition to any event.

About Cuppa

For more info contact your local CANSA Care Centre, and visit www.cuppa.org.za