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Cancer

03 March 2011

Get shaving for Cansa

Want a new look? It's that time of the year again when you can shave or spray your head to show your support for cancer survivors and those affected by cancer.

Want a new look? It's that time of the year again when you can shave or spray your head to show your support for cancer survivors and those affected by cancer. 

 2011 is the year in which the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) turns 80 years old and also marks its eighth Shavathon event. 

"Shavathon is a very public demonstration of South Africa’s solidarity with cancer survivors," says Cansa's CEO and cancer survivor of 26 years, Sue Janse van Rensburg. "By shaving or colour-spraying for the event, we show support and celebrate life with cancer survivors and we remember our loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer," she explains.

  • After registration and payment, you move to the area where your head will be sprayed or shaved, choosing the colour/s to be sprayed or the length of the shave you want.
  • Please be aware that Cansa Shavathon will no longer do "clean shaving" due to risk factors - the lowest number for shaving is number 1.
  • Volunteers are equipped to accept hair donations - so if you would like to donate a ponytail you are welcome - they will snip it and package it for you! (Hair must be at least  22cm or longer, clean and dry).
  • Depending on the queue, this could take between 15 – 60 minutes.

 

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CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst. For more information, visit cansa.org.za.

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