March 2 – “SHAVE” some time – CANSA shavathon
The 16th annual National CANSA Shavathon will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 9am to 4pm on Level 3 at Musgrave Shopping Centre.
This year’s theme “Colouring Hope”, drawing on the words ‘colouring’ and ‘hope’, emphasising 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 to keep fighting and adapting to living with the side effects of treatment.
If you would like to take your contribution to the next level, you can also donate your ponytail. The volunteers on duty are equipped to accept your hair donations that are 25cm and longer, which goes towards making human hair wigs for the CANSA Care Centres and cancer patients undergoing Chemotherapy.
The Shavathon event started as a way to show solidarity or support for cancer patients, as losing hair is a common side effect of cancer therapy. Participants show support by donating a fee to shave or spray their hair.
So, “shave” some time and pop in and show your support and solidatory to those with cancer. Adults pay just R50 and children under 12 pay R25 to participate. Funds received go towards CANSA’s care and support programmes for patients, caregivers and loved ones.
For more information contact Musgrave Shopping Centre on 031 277 8420 .
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