My Cuppa, My Storie

My Cuppa, My Storie

English Media Release

25 Junie 2019 – Die ‘Cuppa For CANSA’ seisoen in 2019 strek vanaf Junie tot Oktober en KANSA nooi mense uit om ‘n Cuppa geleentheid of onthaal aan te bied. Dit bied vir kankeroorwinnaars en versorgers ‘n platform om hulle stories met ander te deel en om ‘Hoop’ te gee aan ander wat deur kanker geraak is. Die veldtog moedig almal aan om ‘n koppie van hul gunsteling drankie te drink ter ondersteuning van ‘n goeie doel om sodoende ‘n donasie aan KANSA te kan skenk.

Maria Scholtz, KANSA se hoof van Volhoubaarheid, sê: “Ons tema vir 2019 is #MyCuppaMyStory. Dit skep ‘n platform en ‘n geleentheid vir kankeroorwinnaars (pasiënte) en versorgers om hul stories met ander te deel en om ander met “Hoop” te inspireer. Lees meer oor KANSA se ‘Global Heroes of Hope’. Hulle kry die geleentheid om te wys hoe ander mense wat met kanker gediagnoseer is teen kanker baklei het tydens hulle reis met die siekte. Ons erken ook die ondersteuning wat versorgers aan pasiënte bied wat met kanker gediagnoseer is. Gedurende ons Cuppa Veldtog poog ons dat die stemme van kankeroorwinnaars gehoor sal word en om hulle met ‘Hoop’ te inspireer.”

KANSA se doel is om gemeenskappe te motiveer om betrokke te raak deur te help om tydens ‘n CUPPA geleentheid fondse in te samel wat gebruik sal word vir die ondersteuning van kankerpasiënte en om programme beskikbaar te stel by KANSA SorgSentra landwyd. Dienste wat deur SorgSentra aangebied word sluit opvoeding, vroeë opsporing deur middel van siftingstoetse, berading, ondersteuningsgroepe, pruike, prosteses, verhuring van mediese toerusting, hulp met die versorging van wonde en stomaklinieke in.

“Mense wat CUPPA geleenthede wil aanbied kan by hul plaaslike of naaste KANSA SorgSentra registreer en pakkette vir gashere en –vroue ontvang. Hulle kan hulle kontakte nader en hulle uitnooi na die geleentheid. Nooi ‘n kankeroorwinnaar of versorger uit om hulle reis met kanker en hul stories met ander te kom deel. ‘n Gasheer kan ook ‘n ‘virtuele’ Cuppa aanbied en boodskappe van hoop en aanlyn donasies op KANSA se webwerf plaas. Spesiaal gemerkte Cuppa-bekers (R50) elk kan ook deur aanbieders van Cuppa funksies by SorgSentra gekoop word om verkoop te word as ‘n spesiale aandenking,” voeg Scholtz by.

Meer oor KANSA

KANSA bied ‘n unieke geïntegreerde diens aan die publiek en mense geaffekteer deur kanker. As ‘n leidende rolspeler in kankernavorsing word die wetenskaplike bevindinge en kennis wat deur ons navorsing opgedoen word, gebruik vir ons gesondheidprogramme en om ons rol as waghond tot groter voordeel van die publiek te versterk. Ons gesondheidprogramme bestaan uit bewusmaking van gesondheid, siftingstoetse vir kanker en veldtogte oor gesondheidopvoeding, KANSA Sorgsentra wat ‘n wye verskeidenheid van sorg- en ondersteuningsdienste bied aan mense wat deur kanker geraak word, stoma en ander kliniese ondersteuning en organisatoriese bestuur, verhuring van mediese toerusting sowel as a tolvrye nommer wat geskakel kan word om inligting en ondersteuning te bekom. Ons verskaf ook pasiëntesorg en ondersteuning in die vorm van 12 KANSA Sorgtuistes in die hoof metropolitaanse areas vir weg-van-die-huis kankerpasiënte.

Navrae KANSA

Besoek www.cansa.org.za of kontak jou naaste KANSA SorgSentrum, skakel, skakel KANSA tolvry 0800 22 66 22 of stuur ‘n epos aan: info@cansa.org.za. Benewens aanlynhulpbronne en Facebook-ondersteuningsgroepe bied KANSA ook veeltalige ondersteuning aan op WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 vir Engels en Afrikaans en 071 867 3530 vir  Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho en Siswati.  Volg KANSA op Twitter: @CANSA , sluit aan by KANSA op Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa en volg KANSA op Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica en LinkedIn.

My Cuppa My Story

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, 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 funding CANSA’s ongoing care and support programmes, with the sale of the limited edition Smooth Ceylon Blend 52’s pack, featuring the pink and blue CANSA ribbon. R1 per pack sold is donated to CANSA.

(For more information, please contact Maria Scholtz, Head: Sustainability at CANSA at email mscholtz@cansa.org.za or call 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 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 www.cansa.org.za or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: info@cansa.org.za. 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 (http://www.twitter.com/CANSA), join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica and LinkedIn.

Corporate Cuppa Week – August

Corporate Cuppa Week – August

CANSA invites you to be part of the story! Join us during Corporate Cuppa Week and make a difference!

Date: 2nd – 9th of August 2019

You can help support CANSA to deliver much needed care and support services to those affected by cancer, by joining the fun and creative campaign that is Cuppa For CANSA.

Become part of the Corporate Cuppa For CANSA Story in 3 Easy Steps:

1. Place your Corporate Cuppa For CANSA Order by contacting your local CANSA Care Centre:

  • Option 1: x 4 CANSA Cuppa Story-mugs with a special Five-Roses Tea-bag in each mug + 4 pairs of CUPPA Story socks @ R400.00
  • Option 2: x 4 CANSA Cuppa Story-mugs with a special Five-Roses Tea-bag in each mug @ R200
  • Option 3: x 4 pairs of Cuppa Story-socks @ R240
  • Option 4: Individual Cuppa Story-mug @ R50/mug
  • Option 5: Individual pairs of Cuppa Story-socks @ R60/pair

2. Host your own Cuppa by inviting colleagues to join you for a “quick-Cuppa” or a special “morning tea”. Share your special story, or share the Stories of Hope of the CANSA Global Heroes of Hope by sharing the following links with your staff:

3. Create your own story with special memories – by submitting your CORPORATE CUPPA For CANSA photos:

Log into Facebook and Like the Cancer Association of South Africa Facebook page. 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, i.e. 17 August 2019.
  • Email address for further correspondence regarding the competition.
  • An indication whether the participant wishes to subscribe to CANSA’s monthly e-newsletter and email address (if different email address from above).
  • Terms & Conditions competition

Your support will help sustain our care and support programmes, which also promotes early detection.

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.

Purchase a Cuppa Mug Keepsake

Purchase a Cuppa Mug 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