Word ‘n Cuppa For CANSA Gasvrou en Kies die Gesonder Opsie

English Press Release

7 Junie 2017 – Die Cuppa For CANSA-seisoen het amptelik op 7 Junie geopen met die bekendstelling van ‘n splinternuwe en gesonder opsie vir funksies. Die fondse wat in 2017 ingesamel word vir die #CuppaForCANSA -veldtog sal aangewend word vir KANSA se Sorgsentrums en spesifiek vir die versorging en ondersteuning wat KANSA bied aan almal wat deur kanker geraak word.

“Cuppa For CANSA” is ‘n prettige manier om broodnodige fondse in te samel wat KANSA in staat stel om in plaaslike gemeenskappe diens te doen. Die konsep van Cuppa kan aangepas word vir eindelose en vindingryke geleenthede en dit bied aan die gasvrou totale ‘artistieke beheer’. ‘n Cuppa-funksie kan klein of groot wees, dit kan aangebied word vir familie, vriende of kollegas en dit kan by enige plek gehou word. KANSA moedig gasvroue vanjaar aan om ‘n “gesonder opsie” te oorweeg. Tydens die funksie kan gesonde kos en drinkgoed aangebied word en resepte vir gesonde kos kan uitgeruil word,” sê KANSA se Hoof van Volhoubaarheid, Maria Scholtz.

Borge Maak Sorg- en Ondersteuningsprogramme Moontlik

“Ons is weereens baie dank verskuldig aan ons hoofborge, Shoprite en Checkers wat vanjaar weer die Cuppa-seisoen gaan borg. Soos in die verlede sal daar weer Cuppa-funksies in Shoprite en Checkers winkels aangebied word waar die publiek betrokke kan raak en die veldtog ondersteun. Glen Rooibos steun vir die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar ook die Cuppa-inisiatief. Shoprite, Checkers en Glen Rooibos het KANSA verlede jaar gehelp om meer as R4 miljoen in te samel. Dit is vennote soos hierdie wat dit vir ons moontlik maak om ons sorg- en ondersteuningprogramme in plaaslike gemeenskappe voort te sit,” voeg Scholtz by.

Cuppa ‘Gesonder Opsie’ Resep Kompetisie

Vir die 2017 Cuppa-seisoen loods KANSA ‘n “gesonder opsie” resep kompetisie. Gasvroue van Cuppa-funksies kan aan die kompetisie deelneem deur hul gesonder en alternatiewe resepte vir kolwyntjies (“cupcakes”) in te stuur. Pryse vir die lekkerste en gesondste kosresepte is op die spel. KANSA staan ‘n “gesonde leefstyl” voor en om gesond te lewe, moet jy slim en ingeligte keuses oor gesonde kos maak en dit wat jy eet en drink, geniet. Ons hoop van harte dat ons Cuppa-deelnemers ons sal ondersteun deur gesonde en alternatiewe keuses van geregte en drinkgoed aan te bied vir Cuppa-funksies,” sê Scholtz.

Vanjaar se Fokus

Die fokus vir vanjaar se Cuppa is om fondse in te samel en om bewustheid te kweek vir KANSA se Sorgsentrums. Ons het meer as 30 Sorgsentrums regoor Suid-Afrika. Hierdie sentrums bedien meer as 300 gemeenskappe en bereik meer as 92 000 kankerpasiënte en hul gesinne (statistieke van 1 April 2016 – 30 Maart 2017). Die SorgSentrums bied ‘n wye verskeidenheid van sorg- en ondersteuningsdienste wat die volgende insluit: siftingstoetse vir kanker, berading en ondersteuningsgroepe, opvoeding oor kanker deur middel van gesondheidsinligting, toesprake wat handel oor gesondheid en uitstallings, inligting oor KANSA Sorg Tuistes en TLC Tuistes, ens.

Enigeen kan ‘n Cuppa gasheer of gasvrou word. Kontak net jou plaaslike KANSA Sorgsentrum of maak gebruik van die handige wenke wat beskikbaar is die webwerf www.cuppa.org.za

“Vir vanjaar se Cuppa-veldtog het ons pragtige bekers om te koop vir R55 elk. Hierdie bekers is ‘n waardevolle herinnering wat jou altyd aan die Cuppa-seisoen en Cuppa-funksie van 2017 sal laat dink. Ons moedig jou aan om deel te wees van Cuppa 2017 – word ‘n gasheer of ‘n gasvrou van ‘n funksie of daag op as ‘n gas by enigeen van KANSA se Cuppa’s. Wees kreatief en innoverend en bied ‘n spesiale Cuppa aan,” voeg Scholtz by.

Sluit by ons aan en praat saam. Gebruik die hutsteken: #CuppaForCANSA #ActForChange

Meer Oor KANSA

KANSA bied ‘n unieke geïntegreerde diens aan die publiek en mense geaffekteer deur kanker. As ‘n leidende rolspeler in kankernavorsing (meer as R12miljoen jaarliks spandeer) word die wetenskaplike bevindinge en kennis wat deur ons navorsing opgedoen word, gebruik vir ons gesondheidsprogramme en om ons rol as waghond tot groter voordeel van die publiek te versterk.

Ons gesondheidsprogramme 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 11 KANSA Sorgtuistes in die hoof metropolitaanse areas vir weg-van-die-huis kankerpasiënte plus een hospitium in Polokwane, sowel as KANSA-TLC verblyf aan en ondersteuning van ouers en voogde van kinders wat behandeling vir kanker ontvang.

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Vir meer inligting kontak KANSA tolvry op 0800 22 66 22 of stuur ‘n epos aan: info@cansa.org.za – volg KANSA op Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Host or Attend a Cuppa & Purchase a Mug of Hope as a Keepsake

Host or Attend a Cuppa & Purchase a Mug of Hope as a 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 R55 each. These mugs are a great keepsake for the Cuppa season and a wonderful addition to any event.

Don’t forget to enter our ‘Healthy Choices’ Recipe Competition…

About Cuppa

For more info contact your local CANSA Care Centre, visit www.cuppa.org.za, or read our Cuppa launch press release…

Cuppa ‘Healthy Choices’ Recipe Competition

Cuppa ‘Healthy Choices’ Recipe Competition

For the 2017 #CuppaForCANSA season, CANSA will be running a ‘Healthy Choices’ Recipe Competition.

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

Prizes will be up for grabs for the most delicious, yet healthy food recipe. CANSA is all about living a balanced lifestyle and making smart and healthy food choices.

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

About Cuppa For CANSA

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

Host a Healthy Cuppa For CANSA

Host a Healthy Cuppa For CANSA

Afrikaanse Persvrystelling

7 June 2017: The Cuppa For CANSA season is officially open, with the launch taking place today – view launch gallery here… In 2017, the #CuppaForCANSA campaign will be raising funds for CANSA’s Care Centres and the care and support they offer to all those affected by cancer.

“Cuppa For CANSA is a fun way to raise money for the work CANSA does in local communities. The concept can be adapted to countless situations and allows the hostess total ‘artistic control’. A Cuppa can be big or small; with family, friends or colleagues; and be held at any venue. This year we are encouraging Cuppa hosts to have a ‘healthy options’ event, where healthy foods and recipes can be shared and enjoyed,” says CANSA Head of Sustainability Maria Scholtz.

Our Partners Enable Support to Survivors

“We’re grateful to have our main partners, Shoprite and Checkers on-board once again for this Cuppa season. As with previous years, they will be having in-store Cuppas, where the public can get involved and support this campaign (#ActForChange). For the second year, Glen Rooibos is also joining the Cuppa initiative, and along with Shoprite and Checkers, helped us raise over R4 million last year alone. It’s because of partners like these, that we are able to continue our care and support programmes in local communities,” continues Scholtz.

Cuppa ‘Healthy Choices’ Recipe Competition

For the 2017 Cuppa season, CANSA will be running a ‘Healthy Choices’ Recipe Competition. Cuppa hosts can enter this competition by submitting their healthy alternative cake, cupcake, tart, etc. recipe.

“Prizes will be up for grabs for the most delicious, yet healthy food recipe. CANSA is all about living a balanced lifestyle and making smart and healthy food choices. This year, we really want our Cuppa participants to stand with us in health, by making healthy alternatives for their Cuppa event,” continues Scholtz.

Cuppa Focus for 2017

The focus for this year’s Cuppa, is to raise funds and awareness for the CANSA Care Centres. There are more than 30 Care Centres across South Africa, servicing more than 300 communities, and reaching over 92 000 cancer patients and their families (stats from 1 April 2016 – 30 March 2017).

The Care Centres offer a host of care and support services, including cancer screening, counselling and support groups, cancer education through health material, health talks and exhibitions, CANSA Care Homes and TLC Lodges, etc.

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

“For this year’s Cuppa, we have some lovely mugs available for purchase at R55 each. These mugs are a great keepsake for the Cuppa season and a wonderful addition to any event. 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,” concludes Scholtz.

For more info contact your local CANSA Care Centre, visit www.cuppa.org.za, phone CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22, or email CANSA at info@cansa.org.za

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.

Visit www.cansa.org.za for more information or follow CANSA on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

KANSA en Glen Rooibostee maak dit Amptelik

English Press Release

14 Junie 2016 – Dit maak perfekste sin vir KANSA om saam te span met Unilever Glen Rooibostee – juis as gevolg van die uitgebreide en goeie navorsing oor die gesondheidsvoordele wat Rooibos bied.

Glen Rooibos Tea

KANSA het aangekondig dat Glen Rooibostee voortaan KANSA se amptelike verskaffer van rooibostee sal wees. Dit beteken dat Glen Rooibostee verskaf sal word vir KANSA se 30 Sorgsentra, wat 11 Sorgtuistes en ander fasiliteite insluit. Glen Rooibostee sal ook de amptelike verskaffer van vanjaar se Cuppa For CANSA-veldtog wees.

Die Vermindering van Risiko

KANSA se Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte, Elize Joubert, sê: “Ons weet dat die risiko van tussen 30 en 40% van kankers verminder kan word deur lewenstyl faktore, wat dieet en oefening insluit. KANSA erken amptelik dat rooibos ‘n middel is wat risiko kan verminder. Ons is gelukkig dat rooibos inheems is aan Suid-Afrika wat dit maklik toeganklik en bekostigbaar maak. ”

Die Bevordering van ‘n Gesonde Leefstyl

Glen post

Glen Tee is al vir meer as 70 jaar ‘n gunsteling in Suid-Afrikaanse huishoudings. Unilever het die Glen Tee-produk uitgebrei en rooibostee ook onder dieselfde handelsnaam beskikbaar gestel. “Ons rooibostee pas natuurlik in ons visie vir dit waarvoor die Glen Tee handelsmerk sedert sy ontstaan en gedurende sy geskiedenis staan: om mense bymekaar te bring en om mense aan te moedig om mekaar se samesyn, geselskap en vreugde te deel en te geniet, ” sê Anthony Joseph, Unilever se Hoof van Bemarking en Kliëntediens. “Ons glo dat rooibostee met sy talle gesondheidsvoordele, perfek in lyn is met KANSA se deurlopende bevordering van ‘n gesonde leefstyl as ‘n manier om te help om die kankerrisiko te verminder.”

Meer Oor Rooibostee

Sommige van die fenomenale gesondheidsvoordele van rooibostee wat deur navorsing geïdentifiseer is, sluit die volgende in:

  • Die kragtige antioksidante wat rooibostee bevat veg teen vrye radikale wat kanker en hartsiektes veroorsaak.
  • Vrye radikale kan die DNA van selle beskadig, maar antioksidante verbind met die vrye radikale en strem en deaktiveer hulle voordat hulle enige verdere skade kan veroorsaak.
  • Rooibos verhoog ook die antioksidant status van die lewer en stimuleer die ensieme in die lewer om kankervormende stowwe (karsinogene) in die liggaam af te breek.
  • Die daaglikse inname van rooibos help om die liggaam te hidreer, dit kan help om cholesterolvlakke in die bloed te verlaag, dit beskerm die lewer, dit help om die vel gesond te hou en verlig talle selsiektes.
CANSA and Glen Rooibos Tea Make it Official

CANSA and Glen Rooibos Tea Make it Official

Afrikaanse Persvrystelling

14 June 2016 – It makes perfect sense for CANSA to team up with Unilever’s Glen Rooibos Tea with the many well-researched health benefits that Rooibos provides.

Glen Rooibos Tea

CANSA has announced that Glen Rooibos Tea is its official rooibos tea suplier. This will see Glen Rooibos Tea being supplied to CANSA’s 30 Care Centres that include 11 Care Homes, and other facilities. Glen Rooibos Tea will also be the official supplier for this year’s Cuppa For CANSA campaign.

Reducing Risk

Says CANSA CEO Elize Joubert: “We know that the risk of between 30 and 40% of cancers may be reduced through lifestyle factors including diet and exercise. CANSA officially recognises rooibos as a source that may reduce risk. We are fortunate that rooibos is indigenous to South Africa, making it affordable and easily accessible.”

Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

Glen post

Glen Tea has been a favourite in South African homes for more than 70 years. Unilever then extended their Glen range to include a rooibos offering. “Our rooibos tea fits in naturally with what our Glen Tea brand has stood for throughout its history: bringing people together, sharing each other’s company, conversation and laughter,” says Anthony Joseph, Unilever’s Shopper and Customer Marketing Lead, “We believe that rooibos tea, with its extensive health benefits, aligns perfectly with CANSA’s continuous promotion of a healthy lifestyle as a means to help reduce the risk of cancer.”

About Rooibos Tea

Some of the phenomenal health benefits of rooibos tea, which have been identified through research include:

  • The potent antio-xidants contained in rooibos tea fight free radicals that contribute to cancer and heart disease. Free radicals can damage the DNA of cells, but anti-oxidants bind to the free radicals and inactivate them before they can cause any further damage.
  • Rooibos also increases the antio-xidant status of the liver and stimulates the liver enzymes that break down cancer-causing substances (carcinogens) in the body.
  • The daily consumption of rooibos helps to hydrate the body, may help decrease blood cholesterol levels, protect the liver, support healthy skin and ease numerous skin deseases.
Mrs SA & Cuppa For CANSA 2017

Mrs SA & Cuppa For CANSA 2017

Married, Sophisticated, Beautiful and REAL – She is Bona fide!

Mrs South Africa ladies are REAL women – ambitious, successful, feminine. Moms, wives, business women – doing it all!

Mrs SA 2017

This is the 5th year that Mrs SA pageant’s participants are raising funds for CANSA. Mrs South Africa has raised over R1 million in 2016 and 2015 for CANSA!

CANSA would like to congratulate the Top 100 Mrs South Africa semi-finalists, and thank them for selling tickets to the CANSA Gala dinner on the 28 April 2017 at Emperors Palace, where the top 25 finalists are traditionally announced.

Semi-Finalists Mrs SA 2017

CANSA is the official charity to the pageant and the Top 25 finalists will support the fight against cancer by hosting Cuppa For CANSA events:

  • Amoré Meyer Lynnwood, Pretoria, Gauteng
  • Anrike van der Walt Silver Lakes, Pretoria, Gauteng
  • Bayanda Gumede Broadacres, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Bella Edwards, Hartbeespoort, North West
  • Candice Pretorius Kilnerpark, Pretoria, Gauteng
  • Candice Robbertze Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Cathleen Prinsloo Irene, Pretoria, Gauteng
  • Chantel Blignaut, Benoni, Gauteng
  • Esme Booyens-Burn, Parys, Free State
  • Felicia Tshite Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Géla le Roux, George, Western Cape
  • Jurandi Du Plessis Klerksdorp, North West
  • Kholofelo Tsoloane Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Lerato Moyo Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Mankoana Nhlebela Northriding, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Matsi Menu Fairwood, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Megan Nel, Hartbeespoort, North West
  • Merlin Norman Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Mpho Ntontela Northcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Nicole Capper Broadacres, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Portia Radebe Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Prenita Reddi Glenanda, Johannesburg Gauteng
  • Reevana Govender Northriding, Johannesburg Gauteng
  • Refilwe Mogale, Polokwane, Limpopo
  • Rhona Erasmus, Centurion, Gauteng
Semi Finalists Mrs SA

Mrs SA 2016:

This was the 4th year that the pageant’s participants raised funds for CANSA, and reigning Mrs SA 2016, Candice Abrahams, was also crowned Mrs World 2016!

Over R1 million was raised for CANSA.

2016 Semi-Finalists:

CANSA would like to congratulate the Top 100 Mrs South Africa semi-finalists, and thank them for selling tickets to the CANSA Gala dinner on the 29 April 2016 at Emperors Palace, where the top 25 finalists were announced.

Mrs SA 2016
Mrs SA 2016 Top 100 semi-finalists

2016 Finalists to Host Cuppa For CANSA Events

Semi Finalists Top 25 Photo
Mrs SA 2016 Top 25 Finalists

Congratulations to our Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa Top 25 finalists:

Bright Ntuli, Christy Haefele, Claire Gardiner, Corinne Cornelissen, Ephy Mathebula, Hlengiwe Twala, Lebitso Ramphore, Levinia Aran, Lilliana Marrucchi, Lungi Hlatshwayo, Margy Pretorius, Maritsa Gouws, Martina Schoen, Melony Naidoo, Olwethu Lesabane, Rebekah Krossynki, Rone Verster, Semone Skosan, Shadi Shauke, Shelly Loots, Simoné Schroeter, Tamzin Vanjanjee, Tenielle White, Trice Mazwi, Trisha Poona.

CANSA is the official charity to the pageant and the Top 25 finalists (seen above) will support the fight against cancer by hosting Cuppa For CANSA events.

Winners:

Left to right: Lilliana Lulli-Marruchi, Hlengiwe Twala,Olwethu Leshabane and Claire Gardiner. Far right: Hlengiwe Twala

Hlengiwe Twala, from Hartebeesport Dam, was crowned as the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa. Olwethu Leshabane was crowned first princess and Lilliana Lulli-Marruchi won second princess. Claire Gardiner who raised the most funds for CANSA during her tenure as a finalist, was crowned Mrs SA Charity.

Mrs SA 2015:

Finalists
Mrs SA Finalists 2015

Caption Photo: Front Row: Left to right: Shoni Mulaudzi, Roxy Zowitsky, Aldytha Da Silva, Thando Mbele-Sibotshiwe, Sarah-Kate Scott (reigning Mrs South Africa) , Kholofelo Chademanah, Stefan Geister, GM of Schwarzkopf Professional, Joani Johnson (Mrs South Africa CEO), Riana Mooi (Mrs Globe 2015), Chantelle Maree, Marlene Naiker, Mampa Sekoba-Diakanyo, Kedidimetse Tswai, Lisinda Thomas Back: Marcelle Allison, Grace Makgoka, Marelize Earle, Karien Henrico, Sylana Brink, Candice Fehrsen, Anèle Jansen van Rensburg, Karin Van Wyk, Candice Abrahams, Rene Roberts-Patel, Anneke Nortjè, Pamella Marlowe, Cindy Nell Roberts, Riandi Conradie, Jacqui Fernandez, Lourine Wannenburg, Nokuthula Tanda, Bianca Parsons, Jackie Wilson Lowe, Arlene Sousa, Dieter Voigt

We are extremely grateful to our Mrs SA Finalists for 2015, who showed that they have a heart for those affected by cancer by raising a whopping R1 Million for CANSA!

Mrs SA Certificates Appreciation cropped

The Grand Finale took place at Emperors Palace in October, and the new Mrs SA 2016, Candice Abrahams, was crowned. CANSA helped to choose the Mrs SA Finalist who earned the title of ‘Mrs SA Charity 2016’, Riandi Conradie, followed by the two runners up – Karin van Wyk and Aldytha da Silva.

Mrs SA 2014:

2014: Mrs SA, Sarah-Kate Scott; Mrs SA CEO, Joani Johnson; CANSA Mrs SA Charity,Talitha Jansen v Vuuren & 1st Princess, Riana Mooi, visiting CANSA Staff.
2014: Mrs SA, Sarah-Kate Scott; Mrs SA CEO, Joani Johnson; CANSA Mrs SA Charity,Talitha Jansen v Vuuren & 1st Princess, Riana Mooi, visiting CANSA Staff.

In 2014, Sarah-Kate Scott, who hosted two Cuppa events was crowned Mrs SA 2015 and Talita Jansen van Vuuren was chosen as CANSA Mrs SA Charity 2015.

Sarah-Kate has been personally affected by cancer – her young son, Mark, is a cancer Survivor. Read more…

About Mrs SA Pageant

The Mrs South Africa Pageant proudly supports CANSA and the Pageant and its finalists raised over R400 000 for CANSA in 2014, and over R1 million in 2015 and 2016.

CANSA is thankful to be the official Charity of the Mrs South Africa pageant & for the funds and awareness that contestants raise.

Red Carnation Hotel Collection SA Cheque Handover to CANSA

We are extremely grateful to 12 Apostles Hotel, Oyster Box Hotel and Bushmans Kloof Reserve & Wellness Retreat for their continued support of our Cuppa For CANSA Campaign.

On Tuesday, 15 December 2015, Dr Melissa Wallace (Head CANSA Research), met with Gavin Ferreira (Red Carnation Hotel Collection) & Janie Van der Spuy at the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, to receive a cheque on behalf of CANSA. R10 800 was raised for CANSA.

Red Carnation Handover Cuppa 2015 post

SA members of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, namely the 12 Apostles Hotel, Oyster Box Hotel and Bushmans Kloof Reserve & Wellness Retreat supported CANSA’s recent Cuppa Campaign and raised awareness of Breast Cancer during October this year.

Guests were invited to enjoy a special ‘Pink High Tea’ throughout the month of October, R10 per person being donated to CANSA. Guests were also entered into a lucky draw and stood a change to win a Le Creuset Pink Chiffon Tea Pot at the end of the month.

Rooi Rose KANSA Tee’s 2015

‘n Baie groot DANKIE aan rooi rose vir hulle jarelange ondersteuning aan KANSA en die geveg teen kanker.

Pretoria:

Die rooi rose SPAR KANSA tee Pretoria ten bate van Die Kankervereniging van Suid Afrika was vanjaar weer eens ‘n treffer! Dit het plaasgevind by die Saint George Hotel met 160 tafels en 1600 gaste wat, die rekord bedrag van R386 000 is ingevorder is ten bate van KANSA.

Die tema was “VARS”! Die hart van die geselligheid is die viering van ‘n nuwe begin vir baie kankeroorwinnaars en hul families. Die KANSA-gesellighede vind plaas gedurende die lente – wat ook ‘n tyd van ‘n nuwe, vars begin is. 2015 is die jaar om bietjie groener te gaan in ons leefstyl, om inspirasie te vind by ons familie en natuur, of dit platteland, seekant of stadslewe is.

Die Kankervereniging is baie trots om met rooi rose, SPAR en die ander borge geassosieer te word. Dankie aan rooi rose, Spar, Club Med, Air Mauritius, Old Mutual, Ceres, Lapa Uitgewers, Justine, Pink Lady Apples en nog vele ander borge.

KANSA is baie dankbaar vir die gasvrouens en gashere met al die moeite wat hulle gedoen het met die dek van die tafels. Hierdie persone wy baie van hul tyd daaraan om die Kankervereniging passievol te ondersteun.

Dankie ook aan die 1600 gaste wie daar was om die geleentheid te vier. Dankie vir Suné van Rooi Rose en haar span en ook aan die vrywilligers wie so hard gewerk het.

Riaan Gruywagen was seremoniemeester, terwyl Martie Pansegrouw, redakteur van rooi rose, Elize Joubert, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte KANSA, Jerome Jacobs van SPAR sprekers was. Elma Postma, Sophia Kapp, Bertha le Roux en Julie Steynberg, Difference Makers Int. San Diego S.A was gassprekers. Elvis se seun en ook Oosterlig skool se sanggroep het almal vermaak met hul musiek.

Almal was dit eens dit was ‘n onvergeetlike geleentheid! Dankie vir almal se ondersteuning om kanker te beveg.

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Stellenbosch:

This past Saturday rooi rose magazine hosted another lovely‪ #‎KANSAtee‬ for CANSA Cape Metro, Boland and Overberg in Stellenbosch!

rooi rose se redakteur, Martie Pansegrouw het genoem: ‘Sommige hier is dankbaar, ander is bekommerd, ander is ONBEWUS. Dis hoekom rooi rose CANSA ondersteun – sodat meer mense bewus gemaak word.

Almal was diep geraak toe Martie gevra het dat al die kankeroorwinnaars moet opstaan en baie sterkte toegewens het.

Die geliefde Iris Bester het haar kankerreis met ons gedeel. Sy het ook ‘n pragtige gedig geskryf en belangrike boodskappe was: ‘Vertrou jou gut en maak seker!’ en ‘Ek besef ek moet elke ondervinding beleef en leef.’

‘n Spesiale dank gaan aan al die gasvrouens – julle het soveel moeite gedoen met liefde en entoesiasme! Sonder julle ondersteuning sal die dag nie ‘n sukses kan wees nie. Lees gerus die pragtige boodskap van een van ons gasvrouens in die foto’s.

‘n Groot dankie gaan ook aan al ons rooi rose #KANSATEE borge. Julle maak ons hande sterker.

Jak de Priester het ook almal vermaak met sy pragtige sang en kwinkslae!

Baie dankie aan elkeen wie dit bygewoon het en natuurlik aan rooi rose! ‘n Groot tjek van R91 000 is aan CANSA oorhandig. Saam beveg ons kanker!

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Bloemfontein Gallery:

 

Shoprite Checkers Raises Over R1 Million to Fight Cancer

Cuppa For CANSA Poster 2015 small postOctober 2015: CANSA and Shoprite Checkers have a long standing relationship that stretches over more than a decade. Every year, as part of their support for the Cuppa for CANSA campaign, the retailer hosts in-store Cuppa events for customers.

This year saw a total of R1 059 550 raised, the highest sum in the history of the partnership and one third of the total funds for the campaign.

CANSA plays an important role in supporting people affected by cancer, educating the public around cancer and conducting cancer risk reduction research. With more than 100 000 South Africans diagnosed with cancer every year Shoprite Checkers believes this partnership makes a difference to the communities they operate in by supporting individuals and families with their fight against cancer.

Speaking about the campaign Maria Scholtz, Head of Sustainability at CANSA, said: “This unique partnership between Shoprite Checkers and CANSA plays a pivotal role in the success of the yearly Cuppa for CANSA campaign and we’re grateful for the support towards CANSA projects.”

In South Africa, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the retailer will also be deploying CANSA Mobile Clinics at selected stores between 7 October and 6 November 2015 nationally. These mobile clinics are equipped to offer a variety of services to their customers free of charge and will assist men and women in early cancer detection.

  • Clinical Breast Examinations and how to do self-breast examinations
  • How to do testicular self-examinations to reduce the risk of testicular cancer
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – a finger-prick blood test to help detect prostate abnormalities
  • Pap smears – screening test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer
  • Lifestyle risk assessments to assess your cancer risk
  • Blood pressure and glucose testing
  • Height and weight measurement for Body Mass Index to advise on maintaining a healthy weight
  • Information on the cancer warning signs for adults and children

CANSA’s CEO, Elize Joubert, says that early detection is important to help with more effective treatment and to have a better chance of recovering from cancer. Ignorance and late diagnosis of cancer can lead to a poor response to treatment and a poor diagnosis. It’s also important to know what screening options are available to you, especially if you have a family history of cancer.