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CANSA partners with Ultra Triathlon Series
Leading a healthy balanced lifestyle (http://www.cansa.org.za/adopt-a-balanced-lifestyle/) can be achieved by combining a wholesome nutritional programme with physical activity and regular exercise so during 2018 the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will be partnering with the MiWay Ultra Triathlon series (https://ultratri.co.za/).
Entrants will be invited to participate under the CANSA Active (http://cansa-active.org.za/) banner in a bid to create awareness and promote an active balanced lifestyle that can lower the risk of cancer (http://www.cansa.org.za/reduce-your-cancer-risk/).
Sportspeople will be encouraged to initiate an online project and raise funds as part of their participation. CANSA is providing free sunscreen to all participants and supporters to stay SunSmart at the events (http://www.cansa.org.za/be-sunsmart/).
“CANSA is so excited to be a partner of this series,” says CANSA’s Head of Sustainability, Maria Scholtz. “Staying active while having #FeelGoodFun goes a long way towards lowering the cancer risk. By taking part, participants are being team players and helping our CANSA Care Centres in various towns and communities to carry on providing care and support programmes to those affected by cancer.”
The 2018 MiWay Ultra Triathlon Series consists of four events at four venues in three Provinces from March to November 2018 and will see between 1 000 and 1 200 athletes taking part in each event as follows:
The annual MiWay Ultra Triathlon Series has grown enormously from one event at Midmar Dam in 2009 to four events across South Africa in 2016. And now in 2018, a new dimension comes into play with the CANSA Active association.
Damian Bradley, Director of B-Active Sports (http://www.bactive.com/) added, “B-Active Sports is excited to partner our national MiWay Ultra Triathlon Series with CANSA. The competitors of our endurance events are at risk through their prolonged exposure to the elements while competing and we look forward to providing a new service for our athletes. CANSA can educate our competitors and offer sunscreen in the transition area at all national events.”
Athletes are urged to ‘challenge yourself’ and do good for CANSA. CANSA has four discounted entries available for each event and all the proceeds of those tickets will go to CANSA’s care and support programmes. Contact Tess Tjasink on [email protected]
Visit www.cansa.org.za or www.cansa-active.org.za, contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: [email protected]. CANSA offers multi-lingual support on Whatsapp: 0721979305 for English and Afrikaans and 0718673530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati. Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA(http://www.twitter.com/CANSA), join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica
(For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA at email [email protected]. Call 011 616 7662 or mobile 082 459 5230.)
ABOUT CANSA (editor’s notes)
CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually) and 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 comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; 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 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients; a Wellness Centre based in Polokwane; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.
ABOUT ULTRA Triathlon Series (editor’s notes)
The ‘ULTRA Triathlon Series’ is currently the only national Ultra and Sprint distance triathlon Series on the African continent. We have events at Midmar Dam, Sun City, Western Cape and Durban.
Our Midlands Ultra Triathlon has been selected as South Africa’s Long Course championship event 5 times in the past 6 years and our Durban Ultra has already been selected as South African Long Course Triathlon Championships for 2018. This endorsement by Triathlon South Africa shows us that our Series is becoming one of the SA’s greatest long distance triathlon events. This Ultra Tri-Series is the only one of its kind on the African continent and will give competitors an exciting series to work towards throughout the year, helping them achieve their goals. Each events prize money totals R100 000 for the top competitors with a further R50 000 in lucky draw prizes given out to the athletes. Come join us in 2018 and lets have some fun!