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CANSA Shavathon Facebook Competition 2014

CANSA’s mission is to enable researcheducate the public and provide support to all people affected by cancer.

We are utilising our social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to help raise awareness of cancer and provide regular info on how to reduce cancer risk.  You play a vital role in partnering with CANSA to raise awareness, by sharing our health information with your network of friends and colleagues.

Facebook Competition (now closed):

We are proud to announce a Facebook competition to help us continue to achieve this!   The competition is open from Wednesday, 12 February 2014 and ends on Monday, 31 March 2014 (at 00:00, 12am midnight). See entry requirements and details below…


Grand Prize:  Two (2) nights’ weekend accommodation at The Commodore Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town to the value of R3140.

Our thanks go to the Legacy Hotel group for their generous donation!  The prize is valid for two people on a complimentary bed and breakfast basis.   (If applicable, transport between the airport and hotel will be sponsored by Enroute Tourism and Adventure Centre.)

All additional extras such as flights, transport, tours, laundry, other meals, telephone calls, drinks, etc. will be for the prize-winner’s own account.  The prize is valid from 1 April 2014 to 30 September 2014, subject to availability, and is not transferable for cash.   View Gallery of The Commodore Hotel:

When Hope Whispers

Other Prizes:

Zoleka Mandela

We are grateful to Zoleka Mandela, a breast cancer survivor, who kindly donated 5 copies of her book When Hope Whispers, a true story, to CANSA.  This book is Zoleka’s story of healing and triumph. Told with refreshing honesty, Zoleka’s story demonstrates that tragedy does not discriminate, and serves as testimony to the strength of the human spirit in fighting against life’s challenges.  Read more about her journey…

Torsten Koehler

We appreciate a kind donation from Torsten Koehler – a testicular cancer survivor.  He has donated 5 copies of his book Love your Nuts – Testicular Cancer touched my Life.  In his thirties Torsten discovered a change in his testicles. Diagnosis: cancer.  He was lucky since he could be operated right away. After receiving chemotherapy, he was saved from death. Yet then the real fight for life started: he lost his zest for living and, fell into deep depression – a typical reaction for cancer patients.  Read more here.

Hola Watches pinkHola Watches

We also wish to thank Hola Watches for their donation of 3 pink watches to our competition! Hola Watches are passionate about creating awareness and giving back. That is why they give 20% of every watch sold to charities that dedicate their time to make a difference.  By purchasing a Pink Hola watch you can help us raise funds for our Women’s Health awareness campaign.

Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts

Montagu Fruit and NutsThanks to Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts for their generous donation of healthy hampers!

  • 2 Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts Hampers – The Nut Job promotional gifts – Bronx backpacks etc. filled with Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts.
  • 2 Hampers – Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts valued at R450 each.
  • 1 Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts hamper valued at R350 each.

Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts has a range of more than 120 products – including dried fruit, raisins, nuts, seeds and various combinations –handpicked, sorted and packed to suit a wide range of needs and tastes. These products are available all-year round.

Montagu also sponsored 18 2D Ster Kinekor movie tickets for any movie shown at a cinema of your choice!

Red Fujifilm cameras

FujiFilm has generously donated 2 red FujiFilm cameras as prizes for our competition.  Also read more about their digital mammography system AMULET.  It is the world’s first digital mammography system to be equipped with a revolutionary direct conversion flat panel detector (FPD) technology.  This patented system provides the World’s small pixel size of 50µm and produces both high resolution and low noise images which will contribute to more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer.

Life is Beautiful coverOther Hampers

Other hampers will be made up of CANSA’s Life is Beautiful books, Satin pillow casespink Slim Line CANSA DiariesWahl clippers, Paint brush sets, CANSA Wraps (and even more prizes to follow soon!).

All prizes in the form of goods will be delivered by Globeflight – thank you for your contribution!

To Enter, follow three simple steps:

Step 1:

Like the Cancer Association of South Africa Facebook page while logged in on your own Facebook profile.   []


Step 2:

Participants must send one Facebook Private Message to the Page itself with the following details:

a.)  Contact telephone number during office hours 08:00-16:30 for the period when winners will be contacted, i.e. 7-11 April 2014.

b.)  Email address for further correspondence regarding the competition.

c.)  An indication of whether the participant wishes to subscribe to CANSA’s monthly e-newsletter and email address (if different email address from b).

d.)  Write one optional paragraph on Why and For Whom you participated in Shavathon 2014.

e.)  Optional: Include one photograph ‘selfie’ showing yourself participating in Shavathon 2014.

Step 3:

Like/Comment on any Post on the CANSA Facebook page’s Wall.

Terms and Conditions

Carefully read our Terms and Conditions document – by entering you confirm and  accept the competition terms and conditions.  Prize winners will be randomly drawn from the pool of entries.  Participants may only enter once.  Any entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

Make sure you stay informed and reduce your cancer risk!

About CANSA Shavathon & CANSA

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