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Boot out Cancer, wear your funky shoelaces, socks and ribbons

Boot out Cancer, wear your funky shoelaces, socks and ribbons

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) is selling funky shoelaces, socks and ribbons for their initiative ‘Boot out Cancer’, to help pay it forward through their patient support programmes.

Rolf Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of CAN requested the community to wear their pair of funky shoelaces, socks and ribbons on 30 July to give cancer the boot from Namibia.

“While we are all fighting COVID-19 as bravely as we can, we must remember that the war on cancer has not subsided and now more than ever vulnerable cancer patients need our support,” he added.

He said they need to educate and inform the public on how to possibly prevent and earlier detect cancer. “But we need to lend a helping hand to cancer patients who maybe struggling financially or emotionally during their cancer treatment journey,” he emphasized.

Hansen also requested that all Patient Financial Assistance Programme applications for July and August be submitted by 25 July.

“The CAN Fund makes provision to assist financially vulnerable cancer patients in need, following a board approved guideline, to help cancer patients either financially, with medical equipment and supplements or transportation and accommodation for treatment purposes,” he concluded.


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Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.