Jun 6, 2014
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) encourages all to raise their tea and coffee cups and help fight cancer by taking part in its annual national Cuppa For CANSA campaign.
“The call to action is simple. Host a Cuppa event by inviting loved ones, friends and work colleagues to enjoy a cup of your favourite beverage and raise funds for the care and support that we provide for those that have heard the words ‘you have cancer’ ” says CANSA’s Acting CEO, Elize Joubert.
CANSA’s theme for 2014 is ‘Holistic Care and Support’ to those affected by cancer, with the focus on CANSA’s Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme. This programme supports children, teens and families affected by cancer – especially focusing on awareness of childhood cancers and early detection. Launch events for this year’s Cuppa For CANSA campaign take place on 6 June 2014 at CANSA Care Centres in Pretoria, Witbank, Kimberley and Port Elizabeth in support of the TLC programmes.
“The CANSA TLC programme provides assistance to children and teens diagnosed with cancer, as well as families and siblings who are affected by the diagnosis. We aim to improve the quality of support offered to children traumatised by cancer.” Joubert adds.
Proud sponsors, Shoprite and Checkers, generously contributed to the 2014 campaign by donating vouchers valued to R94 000 towards the CANSA TLC programmes in Pretoria, Witbank, Kimberley and Port Elizabeth. They have also donated R75 000 to the Cuppa For CANSA campaign every year over the last three years and provide all campaign materials nationally.
With the help of Shoprite and Checkers, Cuppa For CANSA raised over R2.7million during the 2013 campaign alone, of which more than R780 000 was raised in-store through the generous contributions of South Africans.
Africa’s largest retailer is supporting the Cuppa For with CANSA campaign as it can play an important role in helping especially young cancer survivors cope with cancer. Together with CANSA, Shoprite Checkers produced a customer information leaflet that provides an overview of childhood cancer warning signs to help create awareness.
Leaflets are available at CANSA offices countrywide, at the consumer boards in Checkers, Checkers Hyper and Shoprite stores countrywide.
This year, Freshpak is welcomed back as an official tea supplier, donating 10000 Rooibos teabags for the Cuppa For CANSA campaign.
Joubert concludes by mentioning that CANSA has an exciting new Cuppa For CANSA ‘Kit’ of new items that will make Cuppa events fun and memorable. The Cuppa website can be visited to order these items or to get tips on hosting a Cuppa event.