Home > Medical > Cancer > News Updated 01 March 2013 Shavathon 2013: Mark vs. Marc The gloves are off in the fight against cancer. Will you shave your head, like radio DJ Mark Pilgrim, or will you follow comedian Marc Lottering's lead, and spray your hair? 0 Pin It Cansa Related The different types of cancer Living with cancer 4 common myths about cancer Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » One year of cancer treatment in one minute Girl 'given' HIV to fight her cancer Celebrate the Cancer Assocation of South Africa (Cansa's) 10th Shavathon by sporting a new hairdo – spray it, shave it, stencil or gel it – and help make it the event of the decade.Cansa Shavathon is one of South Africa’s best-loved events in support of a very worthy cause, namely showing solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one’s hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy – so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer survivors.Colouring your hair or paying a Bail Out Fee have become options for those who prefer not to shave, or who can’t shave on the day. Will you shave your head, like radio DJ and cancer survivor Mark Pilgrim, or will you follow comedian Marc Lottering's lead, and spray your hair in various colours? "It’s a 'bald' move to shave everything off – 'coloured' is lekker," says Marc Lottering, who lost his dad to cancer. With Cansa’s new colour hair gel, together with the sprays and stencils, those joining Marc can really create all kinds of colourful looks and styles in support of cancer survivors.Mark Pilgrim, on the other hand, makes it clear where he stands: "This whole Mark vs. Marc thing is going to be a close shave – hair is going to fly." Shavathon volunteers are standing ready at shopping centres countrywide on 2 March to give those rallying behind Mark a number 1 shave in aid of raising funds for Cansa’s service to the public and all people affected by cancer.Double your supportFor a small donation of R50 you can shave or spray your hair at your nearest shopping centre. Children under 12 only donate R25. The only question remains: to join Mark or Marc? Join both and double your support of Cansa Shavathon and shave your head before spraying it! Corporate and workplace Shavathons will take place for a whole week this year, from 25 February to 1 March.Mark Pilgrim has been a loyal supporter of Cansa and Cansa Shavathon for many years, and this year Marc Lottering lent his own well-known voice for Cansa’s radio and tv ads, with singing sensation band Mi Casa’s hit song, These Streets as the soundtrack. "We want to thank our sponsors, shopping centres and workplaces for their love and work, as well as all the Marks and Marc’s out there who selflessly support Shavathon to help make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors," says cancer survivor and Cansa CEO, Sue Janse van Rensburg. "We invite you to participate in Shavathon 2013."This year's Shavathon will be taking place on Saturday 2 March 2013 at shopping centres all over South Africa. Find a participating shopping centre near you.Visit the Shavathon website to learn more. More in Medical Lung cancer tumours often harmless More: CancerNews advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Viagra may ease period pain Mental health Better to focus on time than money Medical Contact lenses may soon dispense drugs Lifestyle Smoking cessation drugs OK for heart Lifestyle Early puberty in girls linked to bad behaviour Fitness Exercise gives dementia sufferers a boost From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.