It’s time to get loud in colour and give Hope by planning for the 15th CANSA Shavathon!
24&25 Feb 2018 @ Shopping Centres
26 Febr – 2 March @ Workplaces
CANSA’s annual Shavathon has become the darling of South Africa’s fundraising events in support of a worthy cause. In 2018, it will be staged for the 15th consecutive time in shopping centres around the country on 24 & 25 February (and at workplaces from 26 February to 2 March).
While cancer itself doesn’t typically cause hair loss, chemotherapy and certain radiation does by affecting hair, mainly on the head, of cancer patients. And with #CANSAshavathon’s call to action ‘Get Loud in Colour and provide HOPE’, participants can shave, spray or simply donate a ‘bail-out fee’ online. Solidarity for cancer patients and survivors can be shown by adults giving R50 and children, under the age of 12 years, giving R25.
As part of the 2018 campaign, people that shave and spray can buy a special limited edition Shavathon badge at R5 to show how they have supported the cause. And a specially designed limited badge will be made available for free to those donating ponytails of hair of 25cm or longer.
Behind Shavathon’s colourful spectacle lies the reality of this disease. A recent study published by medical journal, Lancet, predicts that South Africa could see an increase of 78% of cancer cases by 2030.
Cancer affects everybody in some way and by being involved in raising funds, participants can make a difference. You can help us keep offering care and support programmes, counselling as well as support groups. While many have not yet had to adjust to a personal cancer diagnosis in their lives, that doesn’t mean that they will never be personally affected by the mayhem it triggers.
All funds raised help CANSA to continue delivering our care and support programmes. We also provide educational materials with information on how to lower the cancer risk and help provide access to early detection of cancer. Our CANSA Care Centres offer support in many forms to cancer patients, their families and anyone who wants to know more about the disease.