Damelin West Rand’s CANSA Shavathon
Our full-time students proved that they weren’t afraid to shave it all off or spray on colour for the CANSA Shavathon!
Held on campus on 2 March, our students joined the 9th national CANSA Shavathon and raised just over R1500 for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).
While some of our students dared to shave their heads, those who wanted to maintain their crowning glory had a few fun flashes of wash-out colour sprayed onto their locks instead. To make the event even more fun, we decided to throw a beach party and created our own ‘beach’ on campus with slip and slide!
Cancer is one of the major causes of death in the developed and developing world. Few people have been untouched by the disease and many know at least one person who has fought cancer. Synonymous with the treatment of cancer is hair loss and this is why shaving one’s head has become a symbolic gesture of support for those who have fought, survived or are currently fighting cancer.
This year the CANSA Shavathon was held in over 400 organisations and over 300 shopping centres throughout South Africa. We’re proud of being part of the nationwide initiative to raise funds in support of cancer research and awareness programmes.
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Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 @ 7:56 am
Categories: Latest news & events.
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