CANSA hosts colouring competition

2017-09-20 06:00
CANSA are raising awareness about childhood cancer.PHOTO:SUPPLIED

CANSA are raising awareness about childhood cancer.PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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IN a bid to raise awareness among young children about healthy living to reduce the risk of getting cancer, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is hosting a colouring competition for primary school learners.

As one of the leading cancer control organisations in Southern Africa, CANSA funds cancer research, influences policymakers and educates the public on the prevention and detection of cancer.

According to Marius de Vries, CANSA community mobiliser fund development, CANSA is no longer focussed on only finding a cure for cancer.

“Instead, we are more concerned about risk reduction; preventing cancer rather than curing it by teaching the leaders of tomorrow, the children, about things like being sun-smart and eating healthily.”

Sponsored by Bidvest Waltons Port Elizabeth, CANSA has come up with a new way to spread their awareness campaign through the colouring competition.

Thus far, a total of 86 primary schools are expected to participate in the colouring competition.

It is open to learners from any primary school in the Nelson Mandela Bay area.

The competition consists of three categories: category A for Grades 1 to 3, category B for Grades 4 and 5 and category C for Grades 6 and 7.

There are three prizes to be won in each category, namely a winner, a first runner-up and a second runner-up.

The school with the most entries will also win a prize. Participants may use any colouring material they wish and the judges’ decisions are final.

Entries are R10 each. Entry forms are available from the CANSA office in Glendinningvale. The competition will run until September 29 and a prize-giving will take place on October 5. For more info contact the CANSA office on 041 373 5152

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