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Events

Shavathon

2-3 March 2019

It’s time for CANSA’s 16th national Shavathon campaign. The Shavathon takes place at Gateway on the 2nd and 3rd of March, in the Expo Explore Court opposite Sportsmans Warehouse.

Shavathon started as a way to show solidarity or support for cancer patients, as losing hair is a common side effect of cancer therapy. Participants show support by donating a fee to shave or spray their hair. The donation is used by CANSA to provide a care and support service to the public and all people affected by cancer.

“While the words ‘colouring’ and ‘hope’ might not be top of mind when thinking of cancer, CANSA emphasises that a diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. More people are living beyond cancer, and they need a public show of support to encourage them to keep fighting and adapting to living with the side effects of treatment,” says Maria Scholtz, CANSA’s Head of Sustainability.

Adults pay R50 and children u/12 R25 to participate. Funds received go towards CANSA’s care and support programmes for patients, caregivers and loved ones.

Scholtz adds, “We hope everyone will join us in showing those affected by cancer that they are not alone. Participating provides an opportunity for everyone to be involved in ‘Colouring Hope’, by spraying or stencilling their hair, or shaving their head, or donating a ponytail to make a wig. Selfie boards are also available to share the fun and action with others while creating awareness of cancer and the need to support cancer Survivors (patients).”

An exciting addition this year is a children’s colouring book and crayons for sale at R25 each for the younger participants, promoting cancer smart messages. A limited edition ‘Colouring Hope’ CANSA Wrap (bandana) is also available at R50 for people to purchase and wear in support of cancer Survivors.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Peppa Pig at Gateway

16-24 March 2019

Come Meet Peppa Pig at Gateway these March Holidays!

Have you heard the news? Peppa Pig and her little brother, George, are headed to Gateway these March holidays to meet all their fans in a special Sing-along Surprise!

This interactive live experience is guaranteed to be full of fun, laughter, and lots of jumping up and down in muddy puddles for parents and children alike – along with the opportunity of meeting the superstar herself! With Peppa’s talent day approaching at school – will all her friends at Gateway be able to help Peppa & George find their special talent? Don’t miss out!

Peppa Pig’s Sing-along Surprise will take place daily at 11 am and 2 pm at the Expo Explore Court at Gateway from the 16-24 March 2019. Amidst all the fun and excitement, Peppa will be meeting her young fans and be available for photos – so have those cameras ready! Admission is free but numbers will be limited with meet & greet vouchers available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy all the muddy puddle excitement!

Peppa lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Her favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles! Peppa does everything a normal 3 year old does. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. The brand’s core values of family, friends, imagination & kindness have helped catapult the animated series to over 180 countries across the globe.

With Peppa Pig drawing legions of fans from around South Africa, Gateway is the place to be these March holidays! Come join Peppa & George at Gateway for the ultimate in holiday fun.
See you there!