Donation for CANSA

2017-03-08 06:03
 Photos: tania sandberCANSA volunteers and representatives from Umkomaas Masonic Lodge at the handover function.

Photos: tania sandberCANSA volunteers and representatives from Umkomaas Masonic Lodge at the handover function.

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A TOTAL of 72 bowlers and non-bowlers supported to the annual Umkomaas Lodge fun bowls day in aid of CANSA in August.

As a result, Umkomaas Masonic Lodge handed over a cheque to CANSA at Seadoone Mall last week where CANSA was doing free mole mapping for the public on Thursday, February 23.

“Thanks to the brethren of Umkomaas Masonic Lodge, especially our charity steward Marco van der Hammen, for engaging with this bowls club to make it a fun day. Above all thanks to all the citizens and businesses of Scottburgh, Umkomaas and Toti for this kind donation towards a very worthy cause,” saidPeter Tanner, from Umkomaas Masonic Lodge.

“I have great pleasure on behalf of this Umkomaas Masonic Lodge to present you with this cheque for R5 000 towards the purchase of a Foto­Finder, a mole mapping dermoscope device for detecting skin cancer,” he added.

CANSA volunteers Errol and Sharon-Ann Theron thanked the Umkomaas Bowling club and Umkomaas Masonic Lodge for their assistance in this fundraising project for CANSA.

The FotoFinder is available at some of the CANSA care centres and mobile health clinics countrywide. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in South Africa. At least 80% of sun-induced skin damage occurs before the age of 18.

Identify cancer warning signs with CANSA’s alphabet when looking at moles:

A. Asymmetry: a mark with one half unlike the other (not symmetrical). Common moles are round and symmetrical.

B. Border irregularities: scalloped or poorly defined edges. Common moles are smooth and have even borders.

C. Colour changes: tan, black, brown, red, white, blue. Common moles are usually a single shade of brown or black.

D. Diameter: moles larger than 6 mm.

E. Evolve: moles that grow bigger and become more prominent.

Make “Sunsmart” choices with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to help reduce your risk of skin cancer. Call CANSA toll-free on 080 022 6622.


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