Any woman (and even men) can get breast cancer which is why it is so important to know about the disease and know about all potential treatments. It is often not clear why some people get cancer and others do not, and the more we learn about the disease, the better we get at curing it. Read more…

RSS Cancer Alliance

RSS CANSA – The Cancer Association of South Africa

  • CANSA CEO Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa
    CANSA's CEO, on behalf of the Board and Management at CANSA, expressed their profound and heartfelt congratulations on Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment as the President of South Africa, applauding his commitment as conveyed in the State of the Nation Address, to fight Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) and cancer in SA. CANSA welcomes the attention to services at […]
  • Get Loud in Colour and Give Hope!
    It’s time to get loud in colour and give Hope by planning for CANSA Shavathon 2018. CANSA’s annual Shavathon has become the darling of South Africa’s fundraising events in support of a worthy cause. In 2018, it will be staged for the 15th consecutive time in shopping centres around the country on 24 & 25 […]

RSS Fix The Patent Laws

  • US civil society sends letter to US government in support of patent law reform in South Africa
    On 6 November 2017, a group of US civil society organisations sent a letter urging the US government and industry not to interfere with South Africa’s efforts to promote access to lifesaving medicines. The group wrote they were “gravely concerned that the US government and industry representatives will try to undermine the South African government’s […]
  • Patient groups march for access to medicines in South Africa
    Finalise the draft policy and amend laws to save lives, activists tell dti 24-10-2017 PRETORIA – Today, more than 1,000 members of the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL) will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in support of the government’s efforts to fix our patent laws and ensure everyone has access […]

RSS Reach for Recovery

    On Sunday, 4 February 2018, volunteers from Reach for Recovery Peninsula joined hundreds of other supporters in a 5km or 10km walk in support of those who have lost their loved ones or fought against cancer.  The Peninsula Belles dressed in their pink outfits are all breast cancer survivors who provide practical and emotional support […]
    The MushroomsSA handed over a cheque of a whopping R560,000 to Stephné Jacobs, Chairperson of the Board of Management of Reach for Recovery. The money was raised during the Power of Pink campaign – a campaign run in October each year by selling pink punnets of mushrooms at all Pick n Pay stores. R1 of […]