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Show your support – shave, spray or donate for CANSA

13 February 2014 No Comment

For the past ten years people from all walks of life have been getting involved in showing solidarity and support for cancer survivors by shaving, spraying or donating their ponytails for the annual Cansa Shavathon.
This year corporates, schools and organisations have the opportunity to host their own Shavathon from 24 to 28 February 2014 while Shavathon events will happen at shopping centres on Saturday 1 March 2014.
The cost to shave, spray or donate a ponytail is R50 for adults and R25 for children under 12 years old.
But why shave or spray as a means of support?
When undergoing cancer therapy, a common side effect is hair loss and by shaving or spraying your hair, you are showing support and visual empathy for a cancer survivor.
In addition people also have the opportunity to purchase a Cansa Wrap for their hair at a cost of R50 per wrap and they can also donate their ponytails.
The ponytails are handmade into wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair as a result of their cancer treatment.
All money raised goes towards funding the care and support programmes at Cansa’s Care Centres and Care Clinics.
Cansa Care Homes accommodate patients from out-of-town who are undergoing treatment and they receive free transportation to and from the treatment centres as well as nutritious meals.
You can also get involved by opting to “Bail Out” and make an online donation by visiting their website www.shavathon.org.za , join them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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