NWU supports annual CANSA Relay for Life

Belinda Bantham -- Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:29

NWU supports annual CANSA Relay for Life

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) celebrated a momentous milestone when they took hands to host the sixth annual Vaal Triangle region CANSA Relay for Life event from 15 to 16 September 2018.

The event once again saw participants and supporters from across the Southern Gauteng region lace-up their running shoes to take part in the annual relay. The theme for the 2018 rendition of the event was: “Disney”, and the challenge was on to see who could interpret the theme the best. The event was officially opened by Jacob Simango, director for student life on the campus. Jacob is a cancer survivor himself and as such the event held a special meaning for him and his family.

Celebrate! Remember! Fight back!

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 a set 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 cancer will never be forgotten; that those who are fighting cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eradicated.