Fun for a Good Cause at our CANSA Shavathon

On Friday, March 1st, the Sage Alchemex team in Durban, South Africa, participated in the national Shavathon on behalf of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA Shavathon).  This was our second year participating, and once again we had great fun for a good cause.

“CANSA Shavathon is one of South Africa’s best-loved events in support of a very worthy cause, namely showing solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one’s hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy – so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer survivors.

Colouring your hair has become an option for those who prefer not to shave, or who can’t shave on the day.  For those who like to be actively engaged and to make a difference, Shavathon embraces volunteers. Their support is invaluable.”

We created an outdoor hair salon in our parking area, where our team and staff from surrounding offices could get their hair shaved or coloured in return for a monetary donation of any value. In the end we raised R6 000.00 (about $658.00) and the company pledged an additional R5 000.00 (about $548.00)!Check out our pictures from the day below and more on our Facebook page.

Thank you and well done to our team for all their contributions, and a big THANK YOU to the donors from the following companies:

  •  BDF
  • Albany
  • Think Tank
  • Nexia Levitt
  • AFS
  • Thomas More College
  • Tselentis & Collett
  • Driveforce
  • Seabourne InExpress
  • Iress/Spotlight
  • Corex
  • Kantey & Templer
  • Fidelity



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