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Communities raise N$350,000 for Cancer through Golf Challenge

Communities raise N$350,000 for Cancer through Golf Challenge

Sanlam handed over a cheque valued at N$350,000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), which was raised through the recently concluded Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge at Sun City in South Africa.

The Challenge is aimed at raising funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia to assist the association with funds needed to conduct research, provide the much needed support to Cancer fighters and their families and create education and awareness about Cancer throughout the country.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Sanlam Group CEO, Tertius Stears said the Challenge enables communities to raise funds to support cancer fighters. “We as Sanlam are happy to create a platform were communities can come together for a good cause such as the Challenge and raise funds to support themselves” he said

Stears added that this was not a Sanlam sponsorship but rather its communities giving back to the people, Sanlam is just a facilitator or host of the event and the company is now handing the communities money to the Cancer Association as was intended.

Cancer Association of Namibia, CEO, Rolf Hasen expressed his gratitude and thanked Sanlam for its continued support through the Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge , adding that such initiatives allowed the CAN to carry out its duties and services to the many cancer warriors across the country.

“People often don’t understand or know where we get our funding from, but its initiatives such as these that help make a huge difference in people’s lives,” said Hasen.

“We are currently running mobile clinics around the country and these funds received today will go a long way towards ensuring we are able to continue these clinics and many of other activities.” he added.



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