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Cancervive Annual Motorcycle Ride

Date: Sep 19, 2017

The 7th annual Cancervive Awareness Rally takes place from the 14th – 24th of September.

The Cancervive flagship event is an annual 10 day motorcycle awareness ride across the country. In 2017, more than 60 survivors, supporters, crew and media will embark on a journey that aims to deliver a message of hope and encouragement to communities in the provinces of Western and Eastern cape.

 

This survivor-driven project utilises performing arts, music, poetry, dance and storytelling to celebrate victory over the disease. Statistics show more people die of cancer than of HIV Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined, and therefore the focus of the ride is to care, support and create awareness. Through education on the various "shy" cancers, and the development of support structures, the visited communities are left better equipped to identify warning signs and care for cancer patients in their midst.

The Cancervive ride is not only for people who have, or are survivors of cancer, but also aimed at their support network of family and friends whose lives have been touched by cancer as well. We educate, create awareness, identify and put people in touch with our support network and member projects under the People Living with Cancer umbrella.

 

Our primary campaign focus is to spread awareness of the so-called shy cancers; those that people find it difficult to talk about. These cancers often go undetected due to fears of stigma and discrimination, cultural taboos and lack of knowledge. We aim to help break down some of those taboos by telling stories of survivors through music, dance and drama.

 

In just 6 years Cancervive has entertained, engaged and most importantly, educated more than 190 000 South Africans across 9 provinces in 7 languages covering a distance of approximately 16 200 km’s. Support the Cancervive ride and help us spread this crucial message in your community.

 

Source: cancervive.co.za

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