On Saturday 2nd March our loyal shoppers wasted no time in supporting the Cansa Shavathon held in association with Mamba Security. The 16th Annual Cansa Shavathon was themed “Colouring Hope”. At Karaglen we could not be more proud of the support we received.

“We celebrate this event because we celebrate fighters and survivors. As they fight we remember their ability to stand tall and face all the challenges. Remembering that life is not a fight or a jungle where you are fighting to survive but a blessing to live and to love another day” says Andreas Vasiliades manager for Karaglen SuperSpar.

This year Karaglen SuperSpar and Mamba managed to raise R16 146.

Thank you to everyone who donated, had their hair coloured and those who chose to shave their hair.

Without every single person, we would not have been able to reach our target.

We would also like to send a special thank you out to Hettie and her team as well as all our volunteers on the day.

What is the Cansa Shavathon?

Shavathon events take place at shopping centres every year as a way to show solidarity or support for cancer patients. Participants show support by donating a fee to shave or spray their hair. The donation is used by Cansa to provide a care and support service to the public and all people affected by cancer.

“The words ‘colouring’ and ‘hope’ might not be top of mind when thinking of cancer. CANSA emphasises that a diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. More people are living beyond cancer, and they need a public show of support to encourage them,” says Maria Scholtz, Cansa’s head of sustainability.

What are the costs?

Adults pay R50 and children u/12 R25 to participate. Funds received go towards Cansa’s care and support programmes for patients, caregivers and loved ones. Scholtz adds, “We hope everyone will join us in showing those affected by cancer that they are not alone. “Participating provides an opportunity for everyone to be involved in ‘Colouring Hope’.”

An exciting addition this year is a children’s colouring book and crayons for sale at R25 each for the younger participants. A limited edition ‘Colouring Hope’ Cansa Wrap (bandana) is also available at R50 for people to purchase and wear in support of cancer Survivors.

For more on this exciting event, check out Cansa online and on social media:

Facebook:CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa
Twitter: @CANSA
Instagram: @CancerAssociationOfSouthAfrica
YouTube: Cancer Association of South Africa
Visit www.shavathon.org.za to stay connected