Cansa’s Relay for Life Vanderbijlpark

Cansa Relay for Life Vanderbijlpark - NWU Vaal Campus


Since the inception of the CANSA Relay for Life movement in South Africa 12 years ago, scores of communities have mobilised in the fight against cancer. This year saw the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark play host, for the fifth consecutive year, to the regional rendition of the annual Relay for Life event.

In recent years the event saw more than 10 000 people from across the Southern Gauteng region lace-up their running shoes to take part in the relay. The relay took place on 2 and 3 September with the theme: ‘The ultimate carnival experience’.

The declaration: “Celebrate! Remember! Fight back!” served as a guiding compass for the annual event where the community came together to celebrate those who have survived cancer; to remember those who have been lost to cancer; and to keep fighting against the disease until a cure is found.

CANSA Relay for Life is part of a global movement that unites cancer survivors and the communities that care about them, with each other. It offers everyone in the community – both young and old, the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer and to honour those who have been touched by the illness. In short: it represents a unique event that offers communities hope, that all of those lost to cancer will never be forgotten; that those who are fighting cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eradicated.


PHOTOS: Courtesy: Chilli PicNic

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