Sanlam Cancer Challenge at Stilbaai Golf Club

DATE:  2012/05/26                  

GOLF CLUB:  Stilbaai Golf Club                                                    

COMPETITIONS:  Mens and Ladies

Contacts: Johannes Cronje (082 493 2828) and Minette van Zyl (044 874-4824)

Sanlam and CANSA have partnered the Sanlam Cancer Challenge since 1993.

The purpose of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge is to raise funds and awareness annually for the fight against cancer. Close to 40 000 golfers play in more than 800 club competitions held around the country in support of CANSA’s prevention programmes and patient care services throughout the year.

As the single largest amateur golf competition inAfrica, the Sanlam Cancer Challenge’s significant status in South African golf has been recognised by the South African Golf Hall of Fame at the Oubaai Golf Estate near George, where the tournament is permanently showcased.

The nationwide club competitions will take place from March to July, the Regional Finals from August to September, and culminating in the Finals at Sun City on both the Gary Player Country Club and Lost City Golf Club courses in October.

CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer inSouth Africaby offering a unique and integrated service to the public and all people affected by cancer. As a leading role player in cancer research (more than R4.5 million spent annually), the scientific findings and knowledge gained from research are used to realign the health programmes as well as strengthen the watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.

CANSA has more than 330 staff, 12 000 volunteers, 60 offices as well as 13 interim homes in the main cities for out-of-town cancer patients accessing treatment.

CANSA runs a toll-free information service during office hours 0800 22 66 22. CANSA gives out free Cancer Coping kits in English, seSotho, isiZulu and Afrikaans.

For more information, visit www.sanlamcancerchallenge.co.za or  www.cansa.org.za  You can also contact CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 email: info@cansa.org.za or Gary van Loggerenberg, Sanlam Sponsorship Manager, on 0027 82 339 5363 or gary.vanloggerenberg@sanlam.co.za

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