South coast weekend shavathon a success as hundreds ‘go that extra mile for cansa’

2011-03-07 00:00

THE annual Cancer South Africa (Cansa) Shavathon saw hundreds of people doing seemingly crazy things to their hairstyles at malls around the South Coast on Saturday.

Stations were set up at the Shelly Centre, South Coast Mall, Hibiscus Mall, Scottburgh Mall and the Galleria in Amanzimtoti at which members of the public were encouraged either to shave or colour their hair to show their support for people living with or affected by cancer.

A fee of R50 was charged for the “haircut” with all funds being donated to the South Coast Cansa branch.

James Jones, regional manager of South Coast Cansa, said the event was a success in all five venues.

“I have spoken to the guys at all of the malls and it was well supported everywhere and went very well,” he said.

“We can’t confirm a figure yet, but we would like to thank all who volunteered and went that extra mile for Cansa.”

Jones said the Shavathon had taken place at various schools on the South Coast on Friday and had enjoyed the support of the students as well.

“Everybody who has come to the party has been a part of a very worthy cause,” said James. “All of the funds raised will go towards cancer research and education, and the importance of that cannot be stressed enough.”

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