Cansa: Time to shave or spray your hair

2009-03-03 00:00

Shave or spray your hair a multitude of colours at the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) Shavathon at workplaces on Friday, or at your nearest shopping centre on Saturday.

“Shave or spray in solidarity with a cancer survivor” is the theme of this year’s Cansa Shavathon because hair loss is a common side-effect of cancer treatment, said Sue Janse van Rensburg, national executive director of Cansa, herself a cancer survivor.

“Many South Africans take part in the Cansa Shavathon on behalf of a loved one who is living with cancer or who has lost the battle with the disease.”

Spray or shave for a R50 donation, which goes towards Cansa’s prevention programmes and patient care services in the region where the event takes place.

Shaving will not be completely clean-shaven with the shortest being number one on the Wahl Clippers. Colour spray options are pink, blue, green, purple, silver and gold so you can choose one or a combination of colours. Some people collect pledges, while others even shave and then spray to double their support.

You can also make a donation any day to Cansa Shavathon by going to your nearest Nedbank branch.

To host workplace shavathons on Friday, companies, organisations, schools and colleges must register now on or can e-mail Margie Laubscher at or phone 011 616 7662.

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