It’s time for CANSA’s 16th national Shavathon campaign with the theme ‘Colouring Hope’.
Shavathon started as a way to show solidarity or support for cancer patients, as losing hair is a common side effect of cancer therapy. Show your support and join us in the Pick n Pay Court on Saturday, 2 March, to have your hair sprayed, stenciled, shaved, or donating a ponytail to make a wig. Adults pay a R50 donation and children under 12 pay a R25 donation to participate. These donations are used by CANSA to provide a care and support service to patients, caregivers and loved ones affected by cancer.
An exciting addition this year is a children’s colouring book and crayons for sale at R25 each for the younger participants, promoting cancer smart messages. A limited edition ‘Colouring Hope’ CANSA Wrap (bandana) is also available at R50 for people to purchase and wear in support of cancer Survivors.
Participants are also invited to open an online fundraising page before the Shavathon event and to invite their contacts to support the action they will take on behalf of cancer Survivors on the day, by making a donation.