Jun 1, 2015
Care in a Cup
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s fundraising campaign – Cuppa For CANSA, proudly supported by Africa’s largest retailer, Shoprite and Checkers - is an opportunity for friends, family and work colleagues to come together and share a Cuppa and help those affected by cancer.
Between June and October 2015, CANSA encourages everyone to host a Cuppa for CANSA event. By hosting, attending or raising funds online, they’re helping CANSA to provide much needed care and support to cancer patients that stay at CANSA Care Homes while receiving treatment.
On 5 June 2015, five “Cuppa For CANSA” launch events, sponsored by Shoprite and Checkers, will take place across the country at CANSA Care Homes in Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and at the CANSA Theunis Fichardt Hospitium in Polokwane.
“We’re so pleased to have the support of Shoprite and Checkers again, as the shoppers who supported the in-store Cuppa events last year, helped to raise over R1 million towards our care and support programmes. Not only do they sponsor all campaign materials and host in-store Cuppas in the month of June, they are also generously donating R18 500 to each of the five launch Homes in 2015,” says Elize Joubert, CANSA’s Acting CEO.
Shoprite and Checkers will be hosting Cuppa for CANSA events throughout the month of June in their stores, shoppers are invited to support these and help raise funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa.
A Cuppa For CANSA event can be large, small or intimate (be it for a group of friends, a church group or a book club). People can hold a Cuppa in their homes, at the zoo, in their gardens, in parks, on top of mountains, on boats, at country clubs, in church halls, community halls or even hotels, the possibilities are endless.
Joubert adds, “The Cuppa For CANSA concept can be adapted and allows for some wonderful new and imaginative ideas to be shared. You can opt for a casual Cuppa, or add a quirky and fun theme to your event to add some flavour to it, such as; Victorian Tea Party; Tea with a Botanical Theme; High Tea; A Women’s Day Tea; Mother-Daughter Tea and so on. This is your opportunity to be creative and fun.”
Cuppa For CANSA is a social and fun way to support a local CANSA Care Home that provides 'home-from-home' accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes. Guests at the 12 CANSA Care Homes situated in the main metropolitan areas, stay for an average of six weeks and receive home-from-home accommodation, free transport to and from cancer treatment centres as well as nutritious meals.
If you or your company will be hosting a Cuppa For CANSA in 2015, send CANSA your selfies or ‘pledges’ as to why you are hosting a Cuppa For CANSA. So get the coffee and cameras ready, and share your Cuppa using the hashtag #CuppaForCANSA
CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. As a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually), the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public. Our health programmes comprises health and education campaigns, CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer, offer stoma and other clinical support and organisational management, medical equipment hire as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support. We also supply patient care and support in the form of 12 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients plus one hospitium based in Polokwane, as well as CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment. Read more about how CANSA fights cancer in your community by visiting: www.cansa.org.za.