The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Durban is inviting the public to participate in their Gijima Walk on Sunday 3rd February. World Cancer Day is on Monday 4th February and the walk/run is being done the day before as Monday is a school/working day and Cansa wants to ensure that everyone who wishes to, can take part. The 5km fun run/walk is open to everyone, young and old and will take place at Bike and Bean Snell Parade, which is between the Bay of Plenty Amphitheatre and Ushaka Marine World. Registration will start at 7am and the walk/run kicks off at 8am.
The price is R100 for adults and R80 for children under 12 and the cost includes a Cansa wrap.
CANSA is a leading role-player incancer research(more than R12 million spent annually) and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign ourHealth Programme. Cansa's Advocacy Teamperforms an importantWatchdog Role, striving to influence South African policy makers with regards to important cancer control issues, to create public awareness of known cancer-causing factors, and also to give those affected by cancer a voice, protecting their right to healthcare. Our Health Programme is comprised of health education campaigns around awareness of cancer symptoms, theimportance of screeningandlowering cancer risk. OurMobile Health Clinicstake this message to men and women in rural areas, who would otherwise not have access.
OurCANSA Care Centres offer a wide range ofcare and support servicesto those affected by cancer: stoma support, wigs, prostheses, assistive devices and medical equipment hire, wound care, lymphoedema management and other clinical support, including counselling, support groups and home-based care. The CANSA Durban Care Centre has been offering services to cancer patients and their families for over 40 years. This fun run is aimed at creating awareness about living a healthy lifestyle and the realisation that everyone can make a difference in the fight against cancer. By ensuring your family has a healthier diet, exercises more regularly, applying sunscreen and even volunteering. We can, you can, I can make a difference.
Help Cansa to commemorate World Cancer Day. Run, skip, walk...join the fight against cancer.