Live Your Best Life with CANSA Active
CANSA is excited to launch our NEW CANSA Active website, where you can find out how to get active and healthy, while having Feel Good Fun.
You also have the opportunity as an individual to truly make a difference for good, by raising awareness of cancer, and funds to help us detect cancer early, and through education programmes, to help reduce cancer risk.
CANSA Active is not about being a star athlete, it’s about being a team player in the fight against cancer!
Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #CANSAactive while having #FeelGoodFun!
The CANSA Active Way
CANSA Active promotes regular exercise and physical activity which play a major role in leading a healthy balanced lifestyle – aimed at lowering your cancer risk.
Lack of regular exercise and physical activity; being overweight or obese; combined with unhealthy dietary habits and recreational activities, for example, tanning, smoking and drinking, are all factors increasing your cancer risk.
Furthermore, it’s important to be #SunSmart, while you are working up a sweat! Our staff and volunteers attending CANSA Active events, provide free sunscreen to participants and spectators to help protect them from the sun.
Join Our Team
1. Choose an event you enjoy:
Do you enjoy cycling, running or something a little less traditional and adventurous (go wild)? Choose an event after your own heart and represent the #CANSAactive way.
We have listed some events in our calendar for your convenience, but not all events are listed. You may participate in any event to raise funds for CANSA.
2. Get Your CANSA Active Gear
Our CANSA Active branding, sportswear, gear and apparel is predominantly orange, as we believe this colour represents energy and vibrancy – it ignites action and movement!
Orange is also a colour associated worldwide with caution. CANSA Active cautions you to take responsibility for your health by reducing your cancer risk though exercise, physical activity and by protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.
We have running vests, short sleeve shirts, UV wraps, cycling shirts and bib shorts. Check out our vibrant merchandise and place your order here…
3. Raise Funds Online:
Our CANSA Active Campaign also gives you the opportunity to raise funds online, while participating in your favourite event.
Create your own Online Fundraising Page for one of our CANSA Active Online Fundraising Projects:
CANSA Active – Cycle or CANSA Active – Go Wild or CANSA Active – Run
Invite your social & business contacts to show their support by making an online donation on your fundraising page.
Start Training for Upcoming Events:
Impi Challenge & Festival
18 November 2017: The IMPI Challenge offers exhilarating obstacles, mud, music and an amazing festival experience. Categories cater for a variety of fitness levels: elite athletes, runners of all abilities, or kids and families looking for a fun experience.
Although our entries are sold out, come support participants and visit our CANSA Active stand for your free sunscreen, and purchase CANSA Active merchandise.
You can also help the Iloveboobies teams raise money to bring Mobile Health Clinics to remote areas for early breast cancer detection. They will be selling their new must-have design socks at most events, be on the lookout for them! You can also order online at www.iloveboobies.co.za. Read more about the fearless members of the Iloveboobies team, their participation in the upcoming Cape Epic and other events.
94.7 Cycle Challenge
19 November 2017: we have 90 cyclists cycling for us, and have a hospitality area for the cyclists, where free sunscreen will be provided.
11 March 2018: Join our CANSA Active team and ride the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour to help support CANSA.Cost: R2 000 which includes a CANSA goodie bag and cycle shirt. NOTE: Entries close at the end of January 2018. For more info contact Stefan Brink: [email protected]
Two Oceans Marathon
30 – 31 March 2018: Entries opened and closed soon after 1 November due to high demand – if you’ve missed the boat – we have up to 80 entries available. Contact Stephan Brink, [email protected] to pre-book, on a first paid, first entered basis. Participants can get entries directly from CANSA. Read more…
Jacques Slabber and the Runners Against Cancer team will yet again be participating in the Two Oceans Half Marathon to raise funds for CANSA. View video here and make an online donation to support this phenomenal team.
See what motivates Jacques and team mates to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer.
Thank You Purple Orchid Project Team
The ‘Purple Orchid Project’ comprises a motley crew of 11 friends that cycled in support of CANSA, from Johannesburg to Durban, from the 17 – 22 October 2017. Their purpose was to raise funds and awareness, specifically regarding testicular cancer for CANSA’s Men’s Health initiatives that focus on men’s cancers. They have to date raised a whopping R53K!
The Purple Orchid was born when Sybrandt Fouché was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2016. “My wife felt that it’s just as important for men to go for check-ups, as a woman, and following a random visit to the urologist, the cancer was detected. Three months later, and it might have been too late. Men generally do not like talking about cancer, let alone testicular cancer – until it knocks on your own door,” he says.
“The ribbon for all cancer is a deep purple, however, the recognisable colour for testicular cancer is orchid (light purple). Orchids were once called “ballcocks, dogstones” and similar names, because their roots resemble the human testicle. The name “Orchid” derives from Orchis, the Greek word for “testicle” – hence the Purple Orchid Project.” Read full story here…
Support these brave cyclists and CANSA by making an online donation, before their fundraiser closes in two months’ time.
Get In Touch
We are always looking for energetic volunteers to assist us at our many events. Should you wish to do so, or require more information regarding a particular event, please contact your closest CANSA Active Co-ordinator:
- Gauteng and Mpumalanga – Stefan Brink (National Manager):
[email protected] | cell: 083 279 3563
- KZN – Tess Tjasink: [email protected] | cell: 083 641 5425
- Western and Eastern Cape – Johann Klindt: [email protected] | cell: 073 909 6512
- Other Provinces: [email protected] (weekdays, office hours 08:00-16:30)