About CANSA Shavathon
CANSA Shavathon is one of South Africa’s best-loved events in support of a very worthy cause, namely showing solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one’s hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy – so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer survivors.
Colouring your hair or paying a Bail Out Fee have become options for those who prefer not to shave, or who can’t shave on the day. For those who like to be actively engaged and to make a difference, Shavathon embraces volunteers. Their support is invaluable.
2014 – Our 11th Shavathon
This is our 11th national CANSA Shavathon, independently managed by CANSA staff and volunteers, and we can’t wait to see you there! Show your support by bringing your loved ones along – the options are endless – you can shave, spray or stencil your hair, OR do all 3! See History of Shavathon Infographic here.
CANSA Shavathon is being held in workplaces & organisations from the Monday, 24th February to Friday, 28th February and on Sat, 1st March 2014 in Shopping Centres.
Shavathon’s Online Fundraising Platform
In 2012, an online platform was created. Volunteers and corporate SA could participate as online ‘Champions’ by raising funds for Shavathon, online. See how to raise funds online as a Shavathon Champion and join CANSA’s online community to help spread the word about Shavathon far and wide.
Find out how your school, work place or organisation can take part in CANSA Shavathon 2014 and challenge your competition to do so too! Or if you would like to you can support Shavathon at your local participating Shopping Centre.
In order to fund our unique, integrated service and our Holistic Care & Support to those affected by cancer, CANSA relies on the goodwill of individuals, government and corporate partners to support projects such as CANSA Shavathon. Read more about how funds raised at Shavathon are used to fight cancer…