Supporting the fight against cancer

Team Ovarians won the prize for the “best dressed team” at the high tea fund-raiser at Parkhurst Primary School. Back, from left, are Brenda Jantjies, Maureen Mathys, Johanna Fisher, Sylvia Daniels and Freda van Rooyen. Front: Mary McBryne, Lydia Lewis and Loraine Lewis.

Fund-raising has started for the next Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) Relay for Life Mitchell’s Plain, to be held at Westridge High School on Friday March 1 next year.

The 12-hour event has at least one team member on the track throughout the night, demonstrating that cancer never sleeps. And the teams raise money in aid of Cansa before and during the relay.

On Saturday September 16, a high-tea fund-raiser in support of the event was held at the Parkhurst Primary School hall, and members of the teams that plan to attend next year’s event arrived in colourful costumes.

Members of Team Ovarians, in their pink tutus and Minnie Mouse T-shirts, won a “best dressed” prize while Team Cancer Sucks in Every Colour won a prize for “best spirit”.

“Cansa Relay for Life is a project where we celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we have lost and fight back against this disease,” said Cansa regional sustainability coordinator Fadwa Walker.

For more information on how you can help, contact Relay for Life Mitchell’s Plain chairwoman Saadiqa Abrahams at 061 4941 413 or Ms Walker at 021 689 5347.

Team Cancer Sucks in Every Colour won a prize for “best spirit”. Back, from left, are Aaishah Abrahams, Joan Hope, Shamsoenesa Hendricks, Janap Adams and Nawaal Abrahams. Front: Malika Abrahams, Melanie Smith, Ferouzah Slingers–Nicholas, Charne Fortune and Kauthar Gouws.