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CANSA Relay For Life

At the heart of CANSA Relay For Life is the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, to remember those who have left us and create awareness about cancer…

 Are you ready to do your part? Join us by registering for your local CANSA Relay For Life event here or donate to our CANSA Relay For Life fundraising efforts.

To find out where your local CANSA Relay For Life Committee will be hosting a Relay For Life event in your community contact Anita Snyders | asnyders@cansa.org.za


*Important Announcement

The safety and health of our cancer patients, volunteers and staff is paramount.

As our most valued partner, we assure you that CANSA is taking all the necessary precautions to minimise the impact of COVID-19.  Cancer patients are among those at high risk of serious illness from an infection because their immune systems are often vulnerable.

Wear masks, maintain social distance & sanitise.


Gqeberha Gears Up for 16th Annual CANSA Relay For Life

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reminds citizens to mark the calendar for the 16th annual CANSA Relay For Life, Gqeberha. Taking place on Saturday, 16 March from 6:00pm to 6:00am on Sunday, 17 March 2024, at the Fairview Sports Centre in Willow Road, Gqeberha, it aims to bring together the community in a display of unity and hope in the fight against cancer.

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Local CANSA Relayers part of Core Leadership Team of Global Heroes of Hope programme

We’re excited to announce that Global Hero of Hope (Survivor), Freda Botha from Gqeberha, has been appointed to the Core Leadership Team of the Global Heroes of Hope programme. Core members actively participate in engagement opportunities created by the Global Relay For Life staff, the leadership team, or from the American Cancer Society’s Global Cancer […]

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Michael Williams: Global Hero of Hope (Survivor)

My cancer support group and being around other cancer survivors makes me feel part of something bigger. I am treated as a VIP at our CANSA Relay For Life, Mitchells Plain event and this is my community where I feel welcomed.

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Once a Hero, Always a Hero – In Memory of Sister Lyn England

It’s with great sadness to announce the passing away of Sister Grace Lyn England on 12 January 2024.  She was involved with CANSA for over 30 years as a nurse, leader volunteer and Global Hero of Hope, as part of CANSA Relay For Life.  She was also a primary caregiver to her husband and father, who both lost their lives due to cancer.

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Let’s Fight Cancer Together

CANSA Relay For Life is an impactful, team experience, which mobilises cancer survivors and the community to stand together in the fight against cancer. It’s also an opportunity to remember loved ones that have passed away from cancer and to raise funds for the fight against cancer. The theme for this year is ‘Fighting Cancer Together.’

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Agnes Munien: GHOH (Survivor)

CANSA Relay For Life is a unique event that offers everyone in our community, and country, the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.

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Urbanus ‘Whytie’ de Witt: GHOH (Survivor and Caregiver)

The CANSA Relay For Life, gives me that sense of family, companionship, the comfort you receive that you are not alone and the closeness of the survivors, and the caregivers. These feelings cannot be put into words to describe it.

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Penny Olwage: GHOH (Survivor)

I love getting my friends together to support CANSA Relay For Life and knowing that I am playing a part in growing the event in my community.

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Awatief Fish: GHOH (Survivor and Caregiver)

CANSA Relay For Life has taught me and so many people how to radiate their positive energy and to build on their strengths as both Survivors and Caregivers. I have been inspired and supported by my husband, family, friends and CANSA family whom I thank for walking next to me on my journey and for lifting me over the stumbling blocks. No one is ever prepared for cancer but through acceptance and understanding, we live by the joy of giving because each of us are destined for greater things.

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Meet our 2022 Global Heroes of Hope (GHOH)

We are honoured and excited to share with you our South African 2022 Global Heroes of Hope! Each one of our newly selected Global heroes brings a face and voice to the cancer battle as well as reinforces the importance of the work we do on a daily basis…

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Marlene Pretorius: GHOH (Survivor) “By helping others, I believe you heal”

By helping others, I believe you heal, as we need to be reminded of people that we can relate to. Relay For Life is a symbol of HOPE for so many people – we live in the most negative, destructive times, and why not honour those that survived, those who are still fighting, and those who unfortunately lost their battle to cancer. It brings unity, as well as make people aware of how many cancer patients there are out there, and that we need to rethink our way of living, we must help those in need…

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Angelique Nel: GHOH (Caregiver) – CANSA RFL has helped me and my family to have HOPE

Now that my daughter is in remission, I want to help make a difference and help other families, give them knowledge to make informed decisions – knowledge I did not have three years ago. Helping people cope with emotions and assist them in having faith and that this road in front of them can be conquered. This inspired me to be part of CANSA Relay For Life…

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Adriana Robinson: GHOH (Survivor) – CANSA RFL gave me a platform to celebrate my survival

I have a very special place in my heart for CANSA. I have been involved with CANSA Relay For Life since it started in Oudtshoorn many years ago. I also attended a CANSA Relay For Life in Swellendam. I am proud to have been part Survivor ceremony from the start of my CANSA Relay journey…

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Daniël de Witt: GHOH (Caregiver) – Give back that HOPE in the darkness

Being a younger caregiver, I could relate to other teenagers and young adults that are caregivers and the feeling of being totally helpless. Now you must care for the person that always cares for you, it is terrifying, “What if something happens?” or “What if I can’t help?” I have been part of the CANSA Relay For Life for over 10 years and I am currently a committee member on CANSA Relay For Life Pretoria. I am actively involved in all CANSA events because I felt like since I could not help that much when I was young, but I can give back now. Give back that smile when the tears are in the way and give back that HOPE in the darkness…

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Robyn Leon: GHOH (Survivor) – Relay For Life is a family of warriors

After being introduced to CANSA Relay For Life as a visitor in 2014, I then became part of the survivors & team member as part of Team Sparkle at CANSA Relay For Life Athlone in 2017 and what an honour to be invited as a Survivor to CANSA Relay For Life Paarl in 2018. Every year I Relay! It encourages everyone, not only people living with cancer, but their loved ones who have lost a loved one and the warriors who won their battle and are able to share their own journeys…

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