On Saturday 2nd March there will be a few colourful sights at Karaglen Shopping Centre. We’ve once again teamed up with Mamba Security to bring the annual Cansa Shavathon closer to our community. The 16th Annual Cansa Shavathon is themed “Colouring Hope” and as we’re excited as can be.

Those participating at the event hosted by Karaglen are in for a special surprise. Every person making a donation on the day will receive a doughnut! And if that’s not enough, you’ll also have the chance to win one of three awesome prizes.

First prize is a R1000 voucher, second prize R500 and third prize will be a R250 Karaglen Superspar voucher. To stand a chance to be in the draw simply take a photograph of your sprayed or shaved head at our MyPhoto booth and upload the photograph to our website. It’s quick and easy and you could be our winner! The draw will take place on Monday morning and will be broadcast on Facebook, don’t forget to stay tuned to see who wins.

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.

“While 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: