Yet another Cansa Survivor lost the struggle against this disease. Our cover girl of October 2012, Anchün de Villiers made a concious choice to live life to the fullest. She inspired hope and carried out a powerful testimony. The Get It together with Cansa wants to increase and promote Relay For Life participation.
More about Relay For Life…
At more than 70 South African Relay events nationwide, communities celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and commit to fight back against the disease.
Relay began in USA in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest global movement to end the disease. Each year, communities worldwide in 20 countries (Including South Africa), gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
Relay For Life begins with a moving Survivors’ Lap. This inspirational lap honours the courage of all who live with cancer. Cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) join together to take the opening lap – unified in victory and in hope. The atmosphere of Relay For Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, providing an opportunity for cancer survivors and caregivers to pass the torch of hope on to those still battling cancer or those that might be touched by cancer in future.
CANSA offers an unique integrated service to the public and all people affected by cancer. As a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R6 million spent annually), the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public. Our wide-reaching health programme includes prevention and education campaigns, CANSA Care Centres that offer stoma and lymphoedema clinics, medical equipment hire, toll-free line and support to children and their families affected by cancer. Patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes for out-of-town cancer patients in the main metropolitan areas plus one hospitium (based in Polokwane) as well as two CANSA-TLC Lodges for paediatric oncology parents in Pretoria and Limpopo.
Dates: Relay 4 Life eMalahleni: March 1. Relay For Life Middelburg: March 2. Details: 072-248-9424; 082-643-9596.
Middelburg Relay For Life
Middelburg Relay For Life will be taking place:
Date: 2 – 3 March
Time: Starts 18:00 March 2 and Ends 6:00 March 3
Venue: Kees Taljaard Stadium
Cost: R650 per team
Entertainment Line Up
- Amor Vittone
- Kobus Muller
- Frank Penao
- Moniqe Foxx Fidess
- Miss & Mrs. Relay for Life
- Lucky Draws / Free Give Aways
- Jukebox to only name a few!!!
Anchün de Villiers…
Haar lewenslus was aansteeklik en al het sy die stryd teen kanker verloor, het sy die stryd in menige Get It-leser se harte gewen. Anchün de Villiers was ‘n vegter en selfs met die neem van die voorbladfoto’s het sy ondanks haar siekte steeds gebly lag en almal om haar opgebeur.
Haar voorblad en storie het baie reaksie uitgelok en selfs op Facebook het boodskappe ingestroom oor wat sy in mense se lewens beteken het. Anchün laat haar man, Dawie en drie seuns agter.