Lace up and help fight cancer

2016-02-11 06:00
:  Keen walkers - and even those not so keen - can gear up for the annual CANSA Relay for Life at Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay at 18:30 on March 11. The cancer association in Jeffreys Bay is calling all residents and businesses to participate in this year’s Relay for Life. Lumenaria bags, in memory of a cancer survivor or those who have lost the battle against cancer, are available at R10 each from Selina van Deventer, manager of Cansa in Jeffreys Bay.  Decorated Lumenaria bags must be returned by March 1.    PHoto: MONIQUE BASSON

: Keen walkers - and even those not so keen - can gear up for the annual CANSA Relay for Life at Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay at 18:30 on March 11. The cancer association in Jeffreys Bay is calling all residents and businesses to participate in this year’s Relay for Life. Lumenaria bags, in memory of a cancer survivor or those who have lost the battle against cancer, are available at R10 each from Selina van Deventer, manager of Cansa in Jeffreys Bay. Decorated Lumenaria bags must be returned by March 1. PHoto: MONIQUE BASSON

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LACE up your walking shoes and take to the track to help fight cancer this March.

Keen walkers - and even those not so keen - can gear up for the annual CANSA Relay for Life at Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay at 18:30 on March 11.

The cancer association in Jeffreys Bay is calling all re-sidents and businesses to participate in this year’s Relay for Life.

“Whether you lace up or pitch in, there are many ways to support Relay for Life,” says Selina van Deventer, ma-nager of CANSA in Jeffreys Bay. “Community members can become involved in this memorable event by actively taking part in the relay, recruiting and assembling teams, seeking community support, securing donated refreshments and prizes and lending their support in any way.

“We need all the support we can get to make CANSA’s Relay for Life for 2016 an unforgettable event. So, what are you waiting for? Enter your team of 10 to 15 walkers now; there are only a few weeks left before this worthy event takes over Fountains Mall.”

According to Van Deventer, the local Relay for Life rai-ses much-needed funds for Cansa’s services in Jeffreys Bay and surrounding areas.

“It is a fun, indoor fundraising event where teams take turns to walk around the track. If, for whatever reason, you are not able to stay the whole night, you are more than welcome to leave. Relay for Life gives participants a unique opportunity to contribute to CANSA’s mission of saving lives, by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by helping finding cures and by fighting back.”

All the money raised during the event will be used for cancer research and to assist cancer patients in financial need.

Lumenaria bags, in memory of a cancer survivor or to those who have lost the battle against cancer, are available at R10 each.

Decorated Lumenaria bags must be returned by March 1.

An important team captain’s meeting will take place at 5 Myrtle Street at 17:30 on February 17.

The official opening will take place at 19:00, which will be followed by a survivors’ walk.

Prizes for the best dressed team, as well as for the team that generates the most funds will be up for grabs.

The entry fee is R500 per team and can be paid into Cansa’s Absa bank account at account number 1157140058. The reference RFL 2016 JBay followed by your team’s name must be used.

The proof of payment must be emailed to gilliams@absamail.co.za.

Community members interested in becoming involved in this fun-filled event, can contact Van Deventer at 084 513 6959 or Tersia Strydom at 082 494 1453. To buy a Lumenaria bag, contact Yvette Puttergill at 076 224 0191.

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