CANSA is deeply saddened by the loss of a long-time friend, and supporter, Mark Pilgrim.
One of South Africa’s most treasured radio personalities, Mark was also a beloved CANSA Ambassador supporting CANSA Shavathon as well as being a Daredevil champion and numerous fundraising events in the capacity of MC for many years. He was also an avid activist for raising awareness around cancers affecting men, especially testicular cancer and promoting men’s health awareness.
Posted on 7 Mar 2023
View the full gallery on Facebook and view galleries from 2011 – 2021…
Posted on 23 Feb 2023
NEW ONLINE FORM to make submitting your story a breeze – Why are you participating in Shavathon this year? What does it mean to you? Who are you paying tribute to? Every day we hear the most amazing stories of encouragement, bravery, hope, tears and humour… – share your past or current participation in Shavathon to celebrate the campaign’s 20th anniversary, by completing the online form and sharing your special photos…
Posted on 22 Feb 2023
It took quite a bit of hustling, negotiating and hard work to get the first Shavathon off the ground. Fortunately for CANSA, Simon Clark persevered and in 2003 events were held at 50 venues in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). Thank you Simon for the initiative you took – Shavathon is now a firm favourite on the South African calendar and well loved by all affected through cancer. Simon’s message to everyone: “If you are thinking about it, just do it – stop talking, get out there and do it, that’s when great things happen!”
Posted on 21 Feb 2023
We can’t wait to see you at our 20th Shavathon Anniversary on Saturday, 25 February 2023 at your local participating shopping centre! Those who’d like to host their own Shavathon event may do so from Monday, 27 February 2023 to 31 March 2023 – order your Shavathon products and start inviting everyone you know to celebrate cancer Survivors fighting the disease and remember and honour those who have passed. You can also raise funds online to support our care and support services to those affected by cancer…
Posted on 21 Feb 2023
CANSA is thankful to Rozanne McKenzie, presenter, MC and co-host of Jacaranda FM’s ‘The Drive Show with Rob and Roz’, for allowing us to make use of her voice talent for our 20th Shavathon Anniversary Radio Spots. We are also grateful to Daniel Baron, platinum-selling artist and popular musician, who gave us permission to use his song “A Lion’s Heart”, written in memory of his cousin Matthew de Klerk who was diagnosed with cancer age 3, and passed away at 14 years of age… – Shavathon is an SABC Foundation supported initiative.
Posted on 8 Feb 2023
It’s that time of the year to shave, spray and donate at the CANSA 20th annual Shavathon fundraising event taking place, at various shopping centres across South Africa, on Saturday 25 February 2023, with certain venues also hosting events on Sunday, 26 February 2023. Workplaces, businesses, clubs, organisations and schools can host events for an entire month from 27 February to 31 March 2023. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Shavathon is one of the highlights on the CANSA calendar bringing families, friends and colleagues together in solidarity with cancer survivors. Losing hair is a common side effect of cancer treatment so participants show support by donating a fee to shave or spray their hair…
Posted on 6 Feb 2023
Watch a video about the work CANSA does with regards to research, advocacy and education aimed at lowering cancer risk and raising awareness of cancer, cancer screening to promote early detection and care and support services for cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones…
Posted on 25 Feb 2022