October is set aside around the world to raise awareness of breast cancer, the second most prevalent form of cancer globally. During International Breast Cancer Month various organisations promote health and wellbeing, and raise awareness of early detection.
In partnership with beach brand Quiksilver, men's health organisation Movember will be hosting a retro beach party in KwaZulu-Natal. Moustaches, fancy dress and a sense of humour are must-have accessories on the day.
Over 50 000 fans, suiteholders, sponsors and Blue Bulls Company staff turned Pretoria pink over the weekend in support of the Get Your Pink On campaign, a fundraising drive aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of early cancer detection.
The Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) marked World Cancer Day, 4 February, with the launch of a declaration calling governments to action in stepping up the fight against the disease, thereby reducing the global burden by the target year of 2020.
When the women of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape get down to the bare essentials in an eye-catching Guinness World Record attempt on 23 October, they will be showing not only oodles of flesh but also a collective spirit of caring.
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