Children with cancer to benefit from Spray-a-Thon

Raising funds for children with cancer is the focus of this year’s national event.

11 March 2019 | Health

Rolf Hansen; CAN CEO; “We placed the biggest order for spray cans in the history of the event.”

Adolf Kaure - The countrywide Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) Spray-a-Thon commenced at the coast recently.

The CAN Erongo office stationed volunteers at the Platz Am Meer Mall and Woermann Brock in Swakopmund, as well as the Dunes Mall in Walvis Bay to spray willing residents’ hair for N$20 each, with the money going to cancer awareness.

Corporate entities and schools were invited to participate the 2019 national Spray-a-Thon which is being held in support of children fighting cancer.

“The 2018 event was a resounding success and while we placed the biggest order for spray cans in the history of the event, we still ran out,” said Rolf Hansen, the CEO of CAN.

According to him, CAN increased its annual order to avoid disappointment in 2019.

All funds raised through the National Spray-a-Thon are earmarked for the Chica (Children fighting cancer in Namibia) Fund to support the Children’s Financial Support Programme, Chica Interim Home and Ward 8 West of Paediatric Oncology at the Windhoek Central Hospital, and buy fruits and yogurt on a weekly basis for hospitalised children fighting cancer.

CAN Erongo centre staff, volunteers and project partners also took to street corners in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay to “shake a can for cancer” in support of Chica and raised N$7122.10 on Friday 1 March. The exercise also created awareness on childhood cancer in Namibia. Companies that participated were, Venmar Fishing, Pupkewitz Megabuild (Swakopmund & Walvis Bay), Curves and Namibia Tours & Safaris.

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