Students to host event for CANSA

2016-10-05 06:00

A GROUP of first-year students studying towards a National Diploma (NDip) in Public Relations Management at NMMU are hosting a special event for CANSA this Friday.

The students have been assigned with the task of organising an event under a fictitious company. The event will be assessed with the marks going towards their end-of-year mark for Public Relations 1 - their major.

“We named ourselves Evoke Events and we are organising an event in conjunction with SABC in aid of the CANSA association where we will be having activities, such as a shave-a-thon and spray-a-thon,” explained Wanda Dlambulo, one of theteam members.

“The event will be split into two parts, the first being a cancer awareness information session, where a doctor will inform guests about cancer detection and treatment. A cancer survivor will also tell their survival story,” explained Dlambulo.

The public will be able to listen to the information via live streaming. The second part of the event will be the shaving and spraying, and donating will take place. A lucky draw will also take place.

All proceeds accumulated will go to the CANSA association.

“At the end of the event people will be given an opportunity to purchase balloons and let them float up in memory of loved ones,” said Dlambulo.

For more info contact Phumela Matshaya on 078 421 5962 or

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