February Bowls South Africa Social awareness month Raising Funds for CANSA


The National Standing Committee Membership and Marketing focuses on the Social Responsibility of the Sport of Bowls during the month of February.  During 2019 bowls successfully engaged with CANSA and we are motivated to once again show our support.

The NSC M&M hereby encourages districts/clubs to host events within the month of February (and/or March) with the theme ‘Touchers4CANSA’ where cancer survivors and members of the community involved with cancer in different aspects are given the opportunity to experience lawn bowls, as not only #1sport4life but truly a sport for all.   

CANSA has provided posters the clubs can use to promote events.  These posters are available at www.1sport4life.co.za and as attachments to the circular. CANSA representatives will be available to visit the clubs and medals will be up for grabs for winning teams on the day of the CANSA event.  In order to ensure that clubs receive the medals please forward contact details and dates of events to NSC M&M on mandm@bowlssa.co.za (for attention Jacques Swanepoel) before 31 January 2020. We will forward these details to CANSA representatives in your area.

The health benefits of bowls can be used to promote participation.  Health Benefit posters are available for download at https://www.bowlssa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Toolkit-A3-Poster-What-is-Lawn-Bowls-health-benefits.pdf

Please also forward any event-posters, photos, and information to the same email address as above in order for such events to be added to the CANSA calendar. For example, touchers could be marked in the shape of the Cancer ribbon with pink chalk and photos placed on Facebook. Clubs or districts using Facebook to promote events can add Bowls 1sport4life and CANSA as co-hosts so we can be made aware of your events. Let’s grow the sport that we love.

Funds raised during events should be paid directly to CANSA.

Bank                                      – ABSA

Account Name                  – CANSA ACTIVE

Account Number              – 9282709835

Branch Code                       – 632005Ref:                                       

Toucher4CANSA & Bowling Club Name

World Cancer Day – 4 Feb

This year’s World Cancer Day’s theme, ‘I Am and I Will’, is all about you and your commitment to act. #IAmAndIWill #WorldCancerDay

On the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day (4 February 2020), CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), challenges individuals to make a personal commitment to lower the impact of cancer for themselves, the people they love and the world.

Every year 9.6 million people die from cancer globally. In 2018, an estimated 107 467 new cases of cancer in South Africa occurred. *Non-communicable diseases, including cancer, are one of the World Health Organization’s ‘ten threats to global health’.

There are risk reducing measures for at least one third of common cancers. This means that up to 3.7 million lives globally could be saved each year through sharing of knowledge.

Each person is connected to others in a unique way with a sphere of influence. So use your voices in your communities to raise awareness of cancer, improve knowledge of cancer and lowering risk by improving lifestyle and going for screening. Cancer affects us all and we have the power to make change for a cancer-free world.

Media Release | Infographic | Posters and Selfie Boards

Together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and non-communicable diseases by one third, by 2030.

Join us on 4 February and speak out and stand up for a cancer-free world.

Created in 2000, World Cancer Day, every 4 February, is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

CANSA joins the UICC and like minded organisations across the globe and locally in raising awareness of cancer and related key issues with stakeholders from government to grassroots community level, improving personal education around cancer and activating personal, collective and government action.