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Have a tea party with friends for Cancer – Association launches #MyCupForCancer campaign

Have a tea party with friends for Cancer – Association launches #MyCupForCancer campaign

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) launched the annual #MyCupForCancer campaign, which runs during August to October, aimed at creating awareness among women from all walks of life.

Rolf Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of CAN said the campaign encourages friends to arrange social get togethers, talk, share and educate each other about cancer in the community and how everybody can hold hands to support awareness, prevention and especially earlier detection and treatment to save lives.

He said that the #MyCupForCancer starts in August to create awareness in support of ‘National Cancer Week’, which is from, 5 to 9 August.

“We can all do our little part, even in a fun way to support he communication part of the fight against cancer, because the #MyCupForCancer campaign aims to create a united social network of hope in Namibia,” he added.

“Let us make it a nation wide project to gather in living rooms, community centers, schools and workplaces to help raise vital funds for Namibian ladies fighting cancer, prevention and support services between August and October,” he encouraged.

According to the Hansen, in order to join the #MyCupForCancer campaign, people are encouraged to register their ‘tea party’ with them at [email protected] Potential participants will need to supply the association with your name, contact details and date of the event and venue.

The association will then issue you with a project code, registration number and letter of confirmation, provide you with information, manuals and leaflets to hand out and in a relaxed and informal environment talk about cancer.

The Cancer Association said those that host a ‘tea party’ can enter a competition by posting a picture of the ‘tea party’ on social media using the hashtag #MyCupForCancer and satnd a chance to win a gift hamper.

Meanwhile Hansen said all funds raised from the campaign will be donated to CAN’s new Circle of Hope support network group for cancer patients and families afflicted by cancer.


 

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