Awareness raised

2017-09-27 06:02
Bikers of the Cancervive Awareness Rally from Cape Town visited the !Xunkhwesa Intermediate School in Platfontein on Friday (22/09) as part of their roadshow on cancer. Photos: Boipelo Mere

Bikers of the Cancervive Awareness Rally from Cape Town visited the !Xunkhwesa Intermediate School in Platfontein on Friday (22/09) as part of their roadshow on cancer. Photos: Boipelo Mere

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Bikers of the Cancervive Awareness Rally visited the learners of the !Xunkhwesa Intermediate School in Platfontein on Friday (22/09) for a day filled with fun, excitement and learning.

when and Bikers from Cancer Vive shared the stage to perform what they are good at.

The visit was part of the bikers’ national school was graced by guests from Cancer Vive arrived in Platfontein as part of their national tour to create awareness about cancer.

The team, originally from Cape Town, consists of survivors who motivate and educate the public through their own experiences.

The learners welcomed their guests at the entrance of Platfontein with traditional songs and dances patiently waited at the entrance of Platfontein to welcome their guests, who reportedly got lost on the day.

On their arrival, the bikers distri-buted pamphlets containing information about breast, prostrate and testicular cancer.

The team also taught the learners how to examine themselves and encouraged them to feel free to ask questions about cancer.

The first part of the programme was evidently the best ice breaker, as it saw the learners confidently portray their heritage to their guests, in the form of song and dance.

Upon taking the stage, the bikers shared their experiences of being continuously knocked down by life, but highlighted how important it is to keep getting up.

One speaker testified that she only realised the extent of her inner strength and toughness when she was diagnosed with cancer.

“You will never know whether you were a good enough person or not to be diagnosed with cancer. You will never know whether your lifestyle lived a healthy enough lifestyle either to learn that you have cancer at the end of the day,” she educated the learners.

The principal of the school, Nicklaas Snyders, appreciated the team’s visit to the school and the community as Cancer is one of the illness that the community knows very little about.

“Cancer is one of the diseases that the community knows very little about.

“I am of the opinion that, if they are ever diagnosed with cancer, many people would keep the information to themselves.”

According to Snyders, he will continue to support this initiative, which is especially close to his heart after his father’s death a few years ago.

“I support cancer-related programmes because in my community of Barkly West, we are very open about it.

“So it is good for disadvantaged communities like these to also be engaged,” he said.

“Although it is part of our curriculum in Life Orientation, it is crucial that the learners get some practical knowledge of the disease.”


Cancer is one of the
diseases that the
community knows very little about. I am of the opinion that, if they are ever diagnosed with cancer, many people would keep the information to themselves.

– Nicklaas Snyders

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