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June 09, 2009

Capetonians fill Cuppas to raise funds for CANSA


On Saturday June 6, 2009 the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) launched its Cuppa For CANSA project at Cape Gate Shopping Centre.

Shoppers arrived in their pyjamas to have a “cuppa” for the CANSA cause.

With the generous support from the public we managed not only to reach the R10 000.00 goal but to exceed it by R1 225.00.

Local celebrities Kurt Schoonraad, Carlo De Goede, Demi Moore, Martelize van Niekerk and Radio Tygerberg’s Rosebud Mgada lent their support and caused a stir among shoppers while doing their bit to educate the public.


In keeping with their campaign focus on healthy living and eating nutritious foods such as a rainbow of fruits and vegetables daily in order to help prevent cancer, the Cuppa For CANSA theme this year is “Host a colourful Cuppa”.

Cuppa hosts are encouraged to hold vibrant and colourful themed tea parties to complement this year’s cheerful campaign theme.

“CANSA encourages supporters to take part in Cuppas at their nearest Shoprite or Checkers during June or to host a Cuppa For CANSA at their home, club or workplace,” said Stephanie van Deventer, provincial manager of CANSA Western Cape.

“Funds raised from this year’s Cuppa For CANSA campaign will go to patient care services in your region.”


CANSA, in association with the Shoprite Checkers supermarket group, has produced a leaflet that provides healthy eating, cooking and drinking tips aimed at reducing the risk of getting cancer.

These leaflets are available at CANSA offices and the consumer boards in Shoprite and Checkers stores countrywide.

There are great prizes up for grabs for Cuppa hosts who raise the most funds.

The national prize for raising the most funds in a single Cuppa is a trip for two to Serena Beach Hotel and Spa in Mombasa, Kenya, including two return Johannesburg-Mombasa flights courtesy of Kenya Airways. Second prize is a R1 000 shopping voucher from Shoprite or Checkers.

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