Sunday, 21 July, 2024

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The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Mpumalanga hosted a stylish Paris-themed high tea at the end of last month in the beautiful gardens of the Southern Sun Hotel in Riverside, Nelspruit, to raise money for the fight against cancer.

High tea with a heart raises money for CANSA

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Mpumalanga hosted a stylish Paris-themed high tea at the end of last month in the beautiful gardens of the Southern Sun Hotel in Riverside, Nelspruit, to raise money for the fight against cancer.

CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help, and the emotional support they need in the communities where they live. 

Breast cancer survivor Marlene Pretorius shared her story.

This year, about 160 women attended the popular annual event. Beautifully decorated tables with delicious treats, music by Musique Romantica, and three rounds of bingo facilitated by CANSA Mpumalanga committee member Riaan Loubser, made the morning one to remember.

CANSA Mpumalanga committee member Riaan Loubser acted as the bingo master.

Breast cancer survivor Marlene Pretorius shared her journey from when she was first diagnosed with cancer to how she learned to love and accept herself. She encouraged the audience to do the same and reminded them of the support that is available from organisations such as CANSA.

Cindy Ndhlovu.

Raffle tickets were sold at the beginning of the event and the morning ended with lucky draws for various prizes, including a painting by Pretorius herself.

The last word belonged to CANSA’s Rinella Jansen who thanked everyone for attending and the CANSA committee for their hard work to make the event such a huge success.

From left: Simphiwe Mlangeni, Goitsi Tsolanku, Estelle Roe, Lucia Ochan, Petro Bekker, Bajabulise Thela and Ashante Fakude

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